Brookside Elementary PTA sponsors and coordinates a vast array of programs, ranging from family events, to after-school enrichment classes, and scholarship for kids, as a way to promote and support Brookside families in education, community building, safety and FUN!
In order to do this, we are an active fundraising school. Our largest fundraiser of the year is our Annual Auction and Gala. We know that auctions are not for everyone, so there are many other opportunities to show your support throughout the year.
2021 Virtual Auction
This year we're taking the auction virtual! Save the date for May 22, 2021 and we'll share more about how you can attend and take part in one of our most popular fundraising events. More information - Annual Auction .
If you are interested in volunteering for the auction, contact email@example.com.
What is the Auction and what does it support?
The Auction is the biggest fundraising event of the year. The money raised allows our kids to participate in events such as the Back to School BBQ, Multicultural Night, Science Nights and Pacific Science Center, reduced cost of Field Trips, Scholarships for Enrichment classes, and more! The money also helps out in your kids classroom by purchasing many of the online educational programs used by teachers and helping to fund school supplies purchased by teacher. And the money allows us to give scholarships to students who would not be able to afford many of the amazing events and programs the PTA and school offers.
Amazon Smile allows you to connect your everyday Amazon account with the Brookside PTA. With each purchase the school will receive 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases!
How to activate Amazon Smile:
Navigate to Amazon Smile
Click "get started" and sign into your Amazon account.
From the Your Charity screen, search for Brookside PTA in Lake Forest Park, WA.
Now that you've registered, you'll need to determine which method you use to make purchases on Amazon:
Shopping Option #1 - If you shop from an app on your phone, you'll need to turn on Amazon Smile in the app
Open your Amazon app.
Click on the Menu button (looks like three line)
Click on AmazonSmile
Click the "Turn on AmazonSmile" button
Your Amazon app will take you through a few confirmation screens.
Tap on Amazon Smile and follow on-screen instructions to authorize your account.
Shopping Option #2 - Shopping on Computer or Tablet
If shopping on your computer, always use smile.amazon.com when making purchases through Amazon.
Now, all purchases will now go through Amazon Smile and Brookside will get a small percentage on eligible purchase.
Note: You will need to renew your Amazon Smile account twice a year to verify you still want to donate. This can be done on the app or from your web browser at smile.amazon.com.
DIY Art Kit Fundraiser!
Crafts to choose from include:
paint and string art
canvas pillow cover
youth wood project
youth canvas project
How to pick up:
parents can opt to pick up from AR Workshop
pick up at Brookside Elementary School
have their kits delivered to them for $10.
Registration deadline is April 1st at 12 pm.
Box Tops for Education
Box Tops are now electronic! Save your receipts to send Brookside PTA donations!
Go to https://www.boxtops4education.com/ to download the mobile app (Android and Apple).
Scan your receipts and the app will look for any eligible purchases.
Brookside will receive $0.10 of all eligible purchases!
A BIG Hoot and Holler to all of you that showed off your MOVES!!
Congratulations Blue Jays, your moving and shaking helped raise $10,209 as of 11/18/2020! Big “THANK YOU” to all the families and community members that supported Brookside students.
A special thank you to the organizers of this event - The Camp Orkila Committee - Alison Novak, Rebecca Havenstein, Michele Wubbenhorst & Allyn Woods.