Support the PTO

Gift Your Child, the Wayland elementary schools PTO’s annual fundraiser, kicks off in September! The funds raised through Gift Your Child help support our students, teachers and school community in many ways including cultural enrichment visits from authors, illustrators, and musicians; equipment and supplies for classrooms like textbooks, maps, books and theme-related materials; playground equipment both large and small; sponsorship of field trips and grade-level enrichment presentations; as well as many school community events including the Before School Fitness Program, the new Loker Garden, Talent Show, monthly coffees with our principals, and school picnics and ice cream socials.

Orange envelopes were recently sent home with the youngest child in each household. If you did not receive one, please email Tara Gauthier at tara.gauth@gmail.com with your family’s youngest child’s name and we will be sure you receive one. Donations can be returned in the orange envelope to the attention of “PTO Gift Your Child” via your child’s backpack, or can be made easily and securely with a credit card on-line.

The Gift Your Child campaign’s success requires everyone’s participation to their best ability. We understand that the suggested donation of $100 per elementary-aged child may be a stretch. While $100 per child is approximately what the PTO anticipates spending on a fully-funded budget, participation is what is most important to this fundraising campaign. Any contribution you’re comfortable making will have a direct impact on the PTO’s programming and funding in support of the many educational enrichment programs provided for our elementary aged children.

If you have any questions about Gift Your Child, please contact Tara Gauthier at tara.gauth@gmail.com, and keep an eye out in upcoming e-blasts and newsletters, or visit our table at Curriculum Night or the Loker Back to School Picnic to learn more about what the PTO does with your donations.

Other ways to earn money for Loker School

1: AMAZON SMILE
Does anyone shop on Amazon? Of course you do! And if you shop from this link, Amazon Smile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchase to the Wayland PTO (not just Loker).
This money will help pay for our annual nonprofit insurance, auditors, accountants…
Just click here and SHOP
https://smile.amazon.com/ch/20-0141838

2: BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION
It’s easy to find Box Tops, you probably have many in your home right now! Clip Box Tops from your favorite products, use one of the collection sheets and send them into the office. Loker School gets $.10 for every box top. Loker School has earned over $3,000 in the past 4 years!
Download your collection sheets here!
More information on the program can be found at boxtops4education.com.
Any questions contact Amy O’Donnell at amybodonnell@hotmail.com.

3: STOP & SHOP A+ REWARDS
As of the end of October we earned $200! Since 2005, Stop & Shop has awarded more than $18 million to local schools. You can help earn free money for Loker School with your regular grocery shopping at Stop & Shop! Be sure to register for this academic year! The program runs through March 16, 2019! To register your Stop & Shop reward card with A+ School Rewards program, go to Register your Stop & Shop card, login to your Stop & Shop account and register via “Rewards and Programs” section under “Savings” option OR you can call consumer service at 1-877-366-2668 and select Option #1. The representative will help you register for your chosen school. You can select up to two schools. Use your reward card while shopping at Stop & Shop and Loker School will receive free MONEY!