You made it! The first week of school has come and gone, and we hope your little one had a fantastic time with their new teachers and friends.
Our September calendar and newsletter are now posted online for your convenience. Click HERE.
Please take special note that we’re still looking to fill two board positions, for secretary and member-at-large/alumni. These jobs don’t require a lot of time, so if you’re willing to help out, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the school at 204-661-1325.
It’s also time to start thinking about fundraising. This is an important way to get involved with making your child’s experience at Kidsplace the best it can be.
The majority of our funding is received through our tuition fees and the remaining is received through fundraising and a provincial grant, the amount of which varies from year to year. As a result of this fluctuating grant, we rely on our fundraising efforts as a key factor in the smooth operation of our school.
At registration, you gave us a $60 fundraising cheque, post-dated for the last month of the current school year. If, over the course of the school year, you raise more than $60 in profits for the school, the cheque will be returned to you. If the goal is partially met, the cheque will be cashed and any remaining balance will be returned to you by cheque.
(In lieu of fundraising activities, a cheque of one hundred ($100.00) can be made as a one-time donation to Kidsplace, and an income tax receipt will be provided.)
First up is Epicure, followed by Mom’s Pantry orders in October (tell your family and friends!). Chocolate bar sales and a raffle will take place around Christmas. The spring brings us our annual Glenlea Greenhouses plant sale. Orders will be placed in early spring with delivery scheduled for May 25, 2013.
Watch for more information on all of these great opportunities!
We’re always on the lookout for more ideas…what fundraising ideas do YOU have? Let us know in the comments section!