Spring 2021 Update – Direct Ask Campaign
Usually at this time of year, Family Fun Night planning is in full swing. It’s an event that raises about $7,000 in one day! Due to COVID, we’re 2 years without our biggest fundraiser. While our small efforts help, it’s just not enough. Now we’re asking our CVES families for direct donations. We’d love to raise $7,000 by April 9! All online donations of at least $5 get a tax receipt! You can find more information and a link to donate here: Link to the Direct Ask letter
Why we Fundraise
Schools are no longer funded with many of the things we remember having in our own schools when we were younger. The budget a school is given to operate is very bare bones. The list of items a school needs to flourish is ever-growing. To name a few: supplies, books, resources, new technology, field trip expenses, play yard equipment, musical items, sports equipment. In addition to the funds we raise to support these activities, the Council likes to provide fun events for students and the school community such as:, hot lunch and milk programs, Talentfest, Christmas Shopping Day, Staff Appreciation Lunch, Grad Night, Yearbooks, Lecture Series.
The School Council is VERY sensitive to the fact that fundraising takes money out of parent’s pockets. Our goal is to find ways to optimize our fundraising and offer choices that appeal to parents. All fundraising is completely voluntary.
Where the Money Goes
Each year Castor Valley Elementary School Council raises money to fund a vast number of initiatives throughout the year. These include, but are not limited to, the following:
Arts Performances and workshops
– We believe that all children should have the opportunity to experience many different things. Throughout the year, Castor Valley plays host to a variety of special events and workshops. Some of these events are geared towards to development and enhancement of specific student talents and skills, while others are academically oriented. Workshop themes include the promotion of life skills, leadership skills, self-confidence, safety, and much more. No matter the purpose, these initiatives add tremendous value to you child’s educations and experience at Castor Valley.
Ad hoc requests
– Throughout the school year several ad hock requests for funds are submitted to Council. These requests can vary in nature and may include anything from the purchase of new balls for the school yard, to new instruments for the music program.
Parents, Teachers, and Staff can make these requests. We have an Ad Hoc meeting every October to determine which submissions we are able to fulfill. Ad Hoc submissions can be submitted throughout the year for our consideration if there are still funds available. You can print off a copy of the form here: CVESC Request for Funds Form.
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100% of money raised through our Fundscrip initiative goes towards our council initiatives. Fundscrip gives Castor Valley families the opportunity to support our school by purchasing gift cards for things they would buy anyway like groceries, gas, restaurants, and much more! For each gift card purchased, Castor Valley gets a percentage of the sale. Purchases can also be made online using the following code: TTBPDL
Click this link to open a FundScrip order form: FundScrip Form CVESC