So Many Ways to Support the Ross PTO
The Ross PTO fundraising objective is simple: to raise funds for programs and equipment to further enhance the education of our children. Because each family prefers to get involved in different ways, we strive to offer many fundraising programs that will fit a variety of lifestyles, interests and busy schedules.
Be a Star Donation - Nothing to buy, sell, or deliver! The easiest fundraising program. The goal of the Be a Star Program is to provide families who prefer not to participate in traditional fundraisers an alternative way to support the Ross PTO, our students and our staff. The money goes directly to your child's classroom. Please Click here
Tribute Fund Donation - The Ross PTO Tribute Fund is a great opportunity to make a financial contribution to Ross Elementary at any time -- not just during fundraising periods. Donations can be made in appreciation of a teacher, in recognition of student achievement, in honor of a loved one or special occasion - anything you choose.
Fall Fundraiser - Generally during August/September, students can help raise funds by selling a variety of products. Earning funds is not the only benefit of traditional fundraising. This event also gives students an opportunity to learn several life lessons such as: how to initiate a conversation, looking at someone’s eyes when talking, persuasive sales skills, dealing with rejection, customer service, goal setting and handling money. Information about the Fall Fundraiser is distributed through the students beginning each August.
Butterbraids - Ross families have been purchasing Butter Braids and cookie dough for years - ask anyone who has tried them. They are wonderful! Sold during the month of November, they are a perfect addition for holiday gatherings. Orders are generally available for pick-up the day of Parent/Teacher Conferences - just in time for Thanksgiving!
McDonald’s Night - On select nights, Ross families can enjoy an easy McDonald’s meal served up by their favorite Ross teachers. McDonald’s donates a portion of the day's sales back to Ross. Specific dates for these events will be announced.
Everyday Shopping Equals Easy Fundraising - We all shop for groceries, sometimes two or three times a week - or more. Now turn your shopping into easy cash for Ross, and encourage friends to do the same! Here’s how:
eScrip Shopping Card - Simply shop at Schnucks, and other select merchants, and raise money for Ross! Click here to register online (Ross Group ID = 6559645) or request a Schnucks Shopping Card by contacting Rhonda Zalaudek at email@example.com.
BoxTops for Education- Many products you buy hjave box tops on them. We get $0.10 per box tops-- but they really add up. Also we are doing a class competition each month. The classroom that has the most box tops gets a prize. Also if you do any online shopping, go through www.boxtopsforeducation.com and Ross gets a portion of your purchase!