One of the joys of having children enrolled in public school is that you can participate in more than just their education. Being a member of the parent advisory committee or the PTA affords you the chance to help raise funds for the school.
A school fundraiser can be not only a wonderful method of securing some much needed money for student activities or equipment but it can also be a great way of getting to know other parents. There are several things you’ll want to keep in mind if you find yourself helping with a fundraiser.
The first thing is to choose a method of raising money. One of the most popular and effective ways is with a bake sale. This generally will take place during a school function such as parent teacher interviews or a school concert. You can ask other parents to contribute a baked good. These goods are priced for a few dollars each and then sold. Everyone loves homemade goodies so this is always a very profitable fundraising approach.
Another type of school fundraiser that is drawing a great deal of attention as of late is selling things. This can be anything from gift wrap to magazines. The items are sold by the students and for each item sold the school is given a donation.
Cookie dough and chocolate bars are other popular items that are often sold during a school fundraiser. Children especially love the idea of their parents or grandparents purchasing sweet treats in an effort to raise money for school.
Regardless of what the school fundraiser is, getting involved is a great way to support your child’s school. If every parent takes a moment to either help organize or contribute monetarily to the fundraiser, the school will be well on their way to giving your child the best educational experience possible.