PTO Annual Fundraisers
This is an annual fitness walk for the students of Jefferson and is the primary PTO fundraiser. 100% of the money raised goes to the PTO. Students are not asked to sell anything but rather to collect pledges during the first two weeks of school and the actual Jefferson Jaunt takes place on the last Friday of September. Students and staff walk on trails near the school. Light snacks are served to the kids and prizes are awarded to top fundraisers. This event requires planning from May until September in various areas such as pledge packets, permission slips, prize solicitation, etc.
In November is this winter fundraiser for the PTO. This is a popular product that cannot be found in any retail stores making it a desirable item to sell. For this reason we schedule this fundraiser around Thanksgiving break with the pick-up just before the winter break. There have been times in the past that another food item, such as coffee or fruit, has been sold in conjunction with the butterbraids. This event requires contact with the vendors, distribution of order forms, counting money, placing the order and arranging for distribution.
Box Tops For Education
We earn money by saving box tops for education logos found on over 550 General Mills, Betty Crocker and Pillsbury Products. Each logo is worth $.10. Visit www.boxtops4education.com for more information. Box Tops can be sent to school with your child at any time. Save Box Tops, cut to size, bring to school and put into the "frog" collection container. Help is always needed clipping and counting box tops. Contact Cory Knapp at 763-506-2930 if you are interested in helping. Check out www.boxtops4education.com for online shopping and credit card opportunities to help our school through the Box Top program.
This ongoing fundraiser is done through a consumer testing company that handles consumer food taste tests. Jefferson families and staff sign up through the PTO. The company pays the tester between $15-$26 and the school $10 for every taste test completed! Food Perspective will contact testers by phone. There are many testing location in the Twin Cities and you will be invited to tests within a reasonable drive from your home. Day and evening times are offered for all tests. If you are interested in signing up to become a tester, please contact one of the PTO board members.
Family Fun Nights
Jefferson PTO sets up a few Family Fun Nights thoughout the year. These are nights where you eat out or go a certain event and a percentage of the proceeds goes to Jefferson. Some examples are Noodles and Co., Texas Roadhouse, and Urban Air (coming April 2019!).