Monday, October 3, 2011

Lend A Hand

It’s been said that it takes a village to raise a child. We are enhancing your child’s education at Southland Elementary through various programs including Green and Red Ribbon weeks, Evening of the Art and Performing Arts Night, Dads and Doughnuts, Science Club, the school musical and more.
In order to accomplish this goal we are changing our annual fundraiser, the Country Fair, slightly. This year we are asking for a voluntary $2 per student donation to go towards the Country Fair baskets. A more detailed letter will be coming home with your students shortly, so please be on the look out for a purple PTO letter.

In the past we have asked for items to go along with a themed basket for each class. This year we are pairing these monetary donations from parents with donations from local businesses to create our silent auction baskets. Our hope is that we will be creating more desirable baskets that will help raise money for the PTO programs, without having to rely on donations solely from parents.
Please make checks payable to “Southland Elementary PTO.” Money is due by October 15, 2011. You will not be asked for donations again in the spring from the PTO for basket items. Your family will be able to come enjoy the fair, games, silent auction and great food.

We are also looking for parents who own their own business and would be willing to donate their services as part of a gift basket, or for crafty parents who make and sell items for an Etsy-type shop. These items must be of good craftsmanship and can be anything from wooden crafts, to aprons or jewelry. If you have a business or business contact that would be open to making additional donations to the fair, please let us know by emailing President Elect Katie Larsen, Thank you in advance for supporting our wonderful programs.


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