We are excited to bring back Write a Check (WAC), for the Fall 2015 Fundraiser which is scheduled for September 14th-25th! The PTA is sponsoring the WAC campaign to meet part of our fundraising goals. This campaign was started two years ago and has been extremely successful. Last year we raised over $80,000 for our school, and we hope to exceed that this year! The donations go directly to our school and every dollar supports the efforts of the Tanglewood PTA and your student. As it stands, Tanglewood does not receive any Title I funding from the U.S. Department of Education. Consequently, the PTA has paid for several educational programs used by our children as well as certain general improvements to our classrooms. For example, we were able to add much needed computer desk centers in all the kindergarten rooms, install an audio/visual system in the gymnasium, purchase recess and playground equipment, make a number of library improvements, sponsor teachers in their participation at advanced training workshops, and purchase the Worldly Wise program. The list goes on and on, and so do the needs for our amazing school!
To participate in the WAC campaign, all you have to do is write a check. Hooray, you do not have to sell candy bars, random gifts, candles or wrapping paper. Each family that contributes $100 or more will receive a “PRR,” “GROWL,” or “ROAR” WAC yard sign to display during the campaign. Among other prizes and awards, the PTA will award a pizza party for the class from each grade level that raises the most money. Contributing families will be eligible for other prize chances during the campaign.
Last year a coin drive was conducted during the WAC campaign. It proved to be a great way to get the children involved, as well as raise more money for our school. Encourage your child to contribute to the classroom jar! The PTA will award an ice cream party to the grade that raises the most money throughout the coin drive.
Tanglewood Elementary is extremely fortunate to have so many families who support the students and staff by participating in fundraising campaigns such as WAC. Please visit with your Human Resources Department to see if your employer offers a matching gift donation. Remember, donations are 100% tax deductible!
Thank you for your support of the Tanglewood Elementary PTA. As the WAC campaign draws near, we will send detailed information on incentives, as well as information on how to donate.
Meggan Jamison and Megan Mikulencak - WAC co-chairs
A special thanks to this years donor of the raffle items up for grabs!!