We’re beginning the year with PTA’s BIGGEST fundraiser of the year! With Wildcat Pride and our growing business partnerships, we hope to raise enough money to cover our PTA budget for the school year. This helps us make plans according to money raised and with us adding many programs back, the more we raise, the more we can offer! PTA exists to help each student’s potential be realized. We do this through:
Student Engagement: PTA sponsored programs that provide family enrichment and student belonging like Fall Festival, Bingo Night, Sweetheart Dance, Grandfriends Breakfast, supporting an outdoor classroom, grade level programming.
School and Faculty support: When the school and staff feel supported, students benefit too. We can continue to offer support through appreciation weeks/recognition, teacher mini grants, curriculum support, and funding school enhancements.
We have modified the individual goal for this year in recognition of the financial challenges many are facing. We do this fundraiser so that the students directly benefit from each donation. They use the products bought, they earn the prizes, and the money is used to provide programs for them (often at no additional charge). Additionally, if you would like, you can donate to meet student goals for those in the school who are unable to participate. Inclusion of all students and families is always our aim! At the very least, your $5 PTA membership helps ensure that we are aware of all the needs of our students and families. Please join us!
INCENTIVES EARNED 1) Student Goal: $50 We are offering school incentives and products for purchase that contribute toward your child reaching their goal of $50. Students who reach their $50 goal or beyond will receive one entry per $10 into two bonus drawings! Your name will be entered into two drawings: Signed football by Bucs linebacker Levonte David and PTA provided lunch with our admin team including Officer Manny! (ex: If a student contributes $50, that student is entered 5 times for the football helmet and 5 times for the lunch). 2) Class Goal: 100% Participation We count each student as *participating* when $25 has been given toward the campaign. Classes who reach 100% participation will win a popcorn party! Donations can help with this. 3) School Goal: $20,000 This will cover our estimated expenses for this year. We have trimmed the budget as lean as we can. If we meet this goal, we will have a special surprise for the students!
But Wait, There’s More! School wide, extra incentives are unlocked when we reach our goals! $5,000 Hats off to a great Start! Hat Day! $10,000 nICE progress! Popsicles for everyone! $15,000 We’re rocking and rolling now! School dance party! $20,000 or more: Wildcat Proud! Super Special Surprise!
How it works
One-Time Payment preferred: To ensure accuracy, we prefer a one-time payment per student when possible. We will accept any donations at any time until Sept 16, but when possible, paying all at once helps cut down on our hands-on time.
Paperwork: If you make purchases online, you do not need to submit paperwork. For those sending in payment, use the attached forms to select what you would like to purchase toward your child’s individual goal. Send payment and form in the attached envelope. We will fill orders on Thursdays and send purchased products home.
Methods of Payment: When possible, online payment and check (made to Riverhills Elementary PTA) are preferred, but cash is accepted. Purchases can be made online using our Memberhub store www.riverhills.memberhub.store
Wildcat Pride Products
School Spirit Shirt: $20- You may purchase a spirit shirt that your child (or you!) can wear any day of the week that supports our theme this year: “Unlock the Gifts Within”. Available in youth and adult sizes. If you purchased a spirit shirt at Meet the Teacher, your child has been credited $20 for WCP.
Dress up days: $20- Your child can dress up according to our provided monthly themes once a month, or have a non uniform day (within dress code) on this day as well.
Birthday Club: $10- During your child’s birthday month, we will have their name on the school marquee. We will include a month for summer birthdays. Students will receive a birthday treat bag (including coupons for free custard and PDQ) during their month.
School Beautification: $25- Help us finish painting our garden pickets! Your child will paint their choice of a fence picket or garden paver! We will paint these in October.
Spirit Store: $1-$5 We have several Wildcat branded, low cost items for sale! These will be for sale for preorder on Memberhub right away or at the school store between 8:15 and 8:40 Wednesday and Thursday Sept 7-8 and 14-15. Images of products can be seen on our Memberhub store. Some items will be while supplies last.
Donations/Sponsor a Wildcat: We will have an optional spot both online and on the form for you to choose to donate to help another Wildcat. Your donation will go toward helping other students and classes meet their goal. We want as many Wildcats to be able to participate. Your donations help us bridge those gaps.
PTA Membership: $5 Join the community of parents and teachers who give a voice to all students! For new members, please fill out the membership half page. This does not count towards WCP totals.
Important Things To Note:
Wildcat Pride items and incentives are only available while supplies last and from Aug 22-Sept 16.
If you purchased spirit shirt(s) at Meet the Teacher, it has been credited to your Wildcat Pride total. You need only to select something for $5 to meet the participation goal or $30 to meet the student goal.
Items do not have to be purchased all at once. You can buy the options throughout the campaign and we encourage students to ask grandparents, friends, etc to sponsor different portions!