Last year's (2013) PTA One and Done campaign was very successful, which allowed us to not have students become door to door salesman. By asking for monetary donations rather than selling products, the school gets 97-100% of the proceeds rather than at most 50%. We are committed to having only one fundraising activity again this year. To do this, we need to raise $28,000 by October 15, 2014.
The funds raised go to support:
** The PTA cannot cover every classroom expense. The cost of individual field trips and parties will be determined by your teacher.
This year we have made contributing easier than ever! Through GiveMN.org we have added an option for online giving. Simply click on DONATE NOW to make your tax deductible donation with your credit card. Please consider a contribution to this campaign. Your donation, big or small, benefits your child and all Congdon students. No gift is too small and is fully tax deductible. All contributions will be recognized equally.
Have you wondered about the large bright green dumpster in the parking lot? Congdon Park is a collection site for NewPage, a recycled pulp mill in Duluth that recycles nearly 1 million pounds of recovered paper each day. We ask our Congdon Park families and community members to save the glossy paper inserts that come in your newspaper, magazines and white paper and put them in the NewPage dumpster. For every pound of paper we collect we receive 10 cents.
Please do not put brown paper bags, wet paper, boxes or colored paper in the dumpster. Our goal is to fill the dumpster at least 12 times per calendar year. The monies raised from NewPage go to support the programs implemented by our Environmental Concerns group, including starting a composting program at Congdon, real silverware and a school garden.
FREE MONEY FOR CONGDON! – Nobody would throw away a stack of dimes, would they? Box Tops for Education is a wonderful fundraising program offered by General Mills and many partner brands that is simple and costs Congdon nothing. Each Box Top is worth TEN FREE CENTS! Last year Congdon submitted box tops worth nearly $1,400! Please clip box tops and bonus box tops from everyday products and return to the school office regularly; don’t wait until you have a full bag or hit a certain dollar amount as Box Tops do have expiration dates. The neater the better, but they can be processed in any condition. Please consider registering as a follower of Congdon Park Elementary at www.boxtops4education.com where you can check on our school’s progress and also “vote” for various bonus offers for the school. Thanks in advance for a great Box Tops year! Please also note that at this time Congdon does not participate in any other similar programs (including soup labels, bread bags, and milk caps).