Fundraising

Lapham and Marquette are special places and every child who passes through their doors deserves to have great learning opportunities. The money we raise as your Lapham-Marquette Parent Teacher Group (PTG) is an important part of delivering those opportunities. 

Our annual fundraisers and passive fundraising programs enable the schools to give teachers money for important but unfunded classroom supplies; pay for art enrichment activities; allow PTG to run after-school clubs at both schools and more. We also provide financial support for the Lapham Gardener-in-Residence Program and field trips at both schools.

Raising money isn’t the only thing we do, but it’s a very important thing we do. We’ve worked hard to pull together fundraising events and opportunities that reflect and respect our neighborhood values, support local businesses and build school community. We invite you to participate in the following events that fit your family. 


Fundraising Archive 2015-2016

REAP's Taste of Wisconsin Holiday Sale – October & November 2015

Family & Friends Direct Campaign – January 2016
No donation is too big or too small when we run our direct financial appeal. Place your tax-deductible cash or check donation in the envelope we’ll provide in early December and recruit family and friends to do the same. 

Auction Night – May 2016
Enjoy food, beverages, good times and fellowship while you browse items in our silent auction or bid in our live auction. And consider donating an item or a service to auction off to fellow members of our school community.

Plant Sale – Spring 2015
This spring fundraiser pairs our PTG with Klein's greenhouse on E. Washington Ave. to offer gift cards to choose your own items. A portion of the dollar value of the giftcards is given to the PTG.


Fundraising Archive 2014-2015

REAP's Taste of Wisconsin Holiday Sale – October & November 2014
This unique school fundraiser offers you the chance to buy, and to enlist family, friends and co-workers in buying, high-quality food and gift items produced by local sustainable farms and businesses. It’s a delicious and convenient way to support our community, raise funds for our school, and take care of some holiday shopping. 30-40% of the cost of the item goes back to school. (Exact amount depends on the item). REAP works with many area schools – all are on the same rough timetable. 

Just Coffee Coffee, Tea, Chocolate order – October 2014, then a few more times throughout the school year

Family & Friends Direct Campaign – December 2014
No donation is too big or too small when we run our direct financial appeal. Place your tax-deductible cash or check donation in the envelope we’ll provide in early December and recruit family and friends to do the same. 

Auction Night – April 2015
Enjoy food, beverages, good times and fellowship while you browse items in our silent auction or bid in our live auction. And consider donating an item or a service to auction off to fellow members of our school community.

Plant Sale – Spring 2015
This spring fundraiser pairs our PTG with Klein's greenhouse on E. Washington Ave. to offer gift cards to choose your own items. A portion of the dollar value of the giftcards is given to the PTG.


Fundraising Archive- 2013-2014

REAP's Taste of Wisconsin Holiday Sale – October & November 2013
This unique school fundraiser offers you the chance to buy, and to enlist family, friends and co-workers in buying, high-quality food and gift items produced by local sustainable farms and businesses. It’s a delicious and convenient way to support our community, raise funds for our school, and take care of some holiday shopping. Though we sent copies of all order forms and letters home in backpack mail, in case another copy is needed, here are links to download them[removed in 2014]:


Packers N' Pumpkins – October 20, 2013 @ 3pm – Halftime
Join us at Marquette's cafeteria and playground to enjoy a free brat, hotdog, or veggie alternative and other cookout favorites on us and cheer on the Packers as you watch the game. For a small donation, you can decorate a pumpkin and take it home.


Trivia Night Fundraiser – December 6th @ 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Lapham Elementary Cafeteria
Cost: $10 cash/per player (please make out checks to Lapham Marquette PTG)
RSVP: Email Tracey Conner to reserve your spot!

Show off your outstanding memory for minutiae to raise money for our kids and possibly win a pot of cash for your team! Invite your brainy friends and family to sign up in teams of four, or play as a couple or single player. Cash pot split between the winning team and the PTG! Bring a snack to share and BYONB (bring your own nonalcoholic beverage). 


Family & Friends Direct Campaign – December 2013
No donation is too big or too small when we run our direct financial appeal. Place your tax-deductible cash or check donation in the envelope we’ll provide in November and recruit family and friends to do the same. 


Superhero Silent Auction Night & Raffle – March 7th, 5:30 – 9:00pm
Enjoy food, beverages, good times and fellowship while you browse items in our silent auction or bid in our live auction. And consider donating an item or a service to auction off to fellow members of our school community.    

Plant Sale – March 2014
This spring fundraiser pairs our PTG with a local greenhouse to offer an assortment of annuals which arrive just in time for spring planting season. This is another fundraiser made for sharing with family, friends and neighbors. Orders are taken in April for delivery in mid-May.



Shop with Our Schools in Mind 

The following activities generate money for our PTG which is used to fund teacher classroom stipends, art enrichment activities, and the full array of educational opportunities we help provide. They are easy ways to help benefit our kids and our schools without spending more than planned. 

Target’s Take Charge of Education Program

Lapham and Marquette participate in Target’s Take Charge of Education program in which Target donates up to 1% of your purchases to the school of your choice when you use a Target Visa, or Redcard (Target Credit or Debit cards). If you are a Target cardholder (or wish to become one) visit Target.com/tcoe and designate Lapham or Marquette as the recipient of 1% of your purchases.


Trash to Trea$ure Programs

Save your box tops and bottle caps and bring them to school! Print this handy flyer to keep at home for easy reference and please note that we are no longer collecting milk caps as these programs have been discontinuedTrash to Trea$ure instructions

Box Tops for Education
Look for the 10-cent Box Top label on hundreds of products from companies like General Mills, Kleenex, Pillsbury, Nature Valley and Progresso, just to name a few. For a complete list of participating products or to shop online and earn extra money for our schools visit Box Tops For Education
  • Clip box tops from store items
  • Send to school in small ziplock bag labeled with number of items inside
  • Each top is worth 10 cents

Campbell’s Labels for Education
Campbells awards free educational equipment to schools in exchange for proofs of purchase from the Campbell family of brands. Please clip and save UPCs and beverage caps from participating products like Campbell’s, V8, Prego, Pop Secret and Bic. For a complete list of participating products visit Labels for Education.
  • Save Campbell’s UPC codes
  • Send to school in a ziplock bag labeled with the number of items inside
  • Each code is worth 1 or 5 points and points are used to get school materials from a catalog

Lapham's Trash to Treasure Drop-Off Station
 
Look for the 3-drawer storage bins at Lapham (near the lost and found bench) and at Marquette (near the office) to deposit your "trash". We’ll turn it into cash and give it to classrooms! More information on all of these activities will come home in backpack mail, and be posted to our Facebook Group and Listserv. We look forward to working with you to help make this a rewarding year for everyone. We welcome fundraising questions and comments at fundraising@lapham-marquette-ptg.org

Thank you for your support!







Trash to Trea$ure storage bin at Lapham (located near the lost and found bench)


























Trash to Trea$ure storage bin at Marquette (located outside the school's office).


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