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Traditional Fundraising

Membership & Direct Donation Drive (September-October)

This is typically one of our biggest fundraiser of the year. Although the primary push for this fundraiser is September and October, this is a year round campaign. Each PTA membership is only $15. Families are encouraged to have at least one parent join the PTA and make an additional direct donation if able to do so. Contributions are 100% tax deductible. Check with your employer to see if they will match your donation.

Fall Book Fair (TBD)

At the conclusion of the book fair and based on the purchases made, Scholastic will award our school librarian with a credit to purchase library books. The amount of the credit varies based on the total sales during the Book Fair.

APEX Fun Run (November)

Last year, this was our biggest fundraiser of the year. This year’s Jog-A-Thon will be again be handled by an outside vendor called APEX. This will be a 2 week event culminating in a Fun Run on the last day. Students will collect donations from friends and families which will help qualify them for different prizes. By utilizing APEX as the vendor for this fundraiser, ALL STUDENTS will receive a T-shirt whether or not they are able to collect any donations.

Spring Book Fair (TBD)

At the conclusion of the book fair and based on the purchases made, our Book Fair vendor will award our school librarian with a credit to purchase library books. The amount of the credit varies based on the total sales during the Book Fair.

Silent Auction (May)

During Open House at the school, everyone has an opportunity to bid on a variety of auction items. The items up for auction are all items or services that have been donated to the PTA for this express purpose. Many of the items are donations made by the teachers at Deerfield such as lunch with your teacher or a special outing to a museum or planetarium with the Science teacher.

Dine-Out for Deerfield (randomly throughout the year)

We hope to organize a few nights spread throughout the year where we partner with local restaurants who are willing to donate a portion of a designated night’s receipts to our PTA. Typically, vendors will offer a donation of 20% of the receipts for participants that dine at their establishment on a predetermined date and bring in a PTA flyer.

Staff Appreciation (May)

Each year, we show our appreciation to the teachers and staff at Deerfield for all their hard work. In the past, this has often included a catered or parent prepared lunch and/or breakfast. Students also participate in this event by bringing in notes of appreciation, a flower from their garden, etc. on designated days throughout the one week event. Parents are asked for small monetary donations and/or food items to help with the costs associated with this event.

Corporate Sponsors (throughout the school year)

Throughout the year, several different PTA committees seek out Corporate Sponsors for monetary donations as well as donations of products. Companies that wish to support our school (and/or gain community recognition) can choose different programs to support. For instance, companies can purchase ad space in either the Student Directory or Yearbook. In the past, some companies have donated towards the Jog-a-thon and received recognition as a sponsor on the Jog-A-Thon T-shirt. Some companies donate products to be given to the students for events such as Guy Stuff for 6th grade boys or Mother/Daughter Tea for 5th grade girls. Donations of gift cards or other valuable items can be used as prize incentives for students or as auction items in the Silent Auction. If you know of a company or individual that would like to provide any such donations, please have them contact the PTA at info@dfpta.com for more information or to help match their interests to a specific event.

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