Fundraising

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We'd like to know what fundraising activities you or your family would be interested in. Please take a moment to fill our our PTA Fundraising Survey.

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.

For more information, feel free to fill out the Contact Us form or email fundraising@brooksidepta.org.

Take a moment to read through our 2020-2021 Annual Appeal letter and find a link to donate to support Brookside community.

This year we're taking the auction virtual! Register for tickets now - https://brookside.schoolauction.net/gala2021!

If you are interested in volunteering for the auction, contact auction@brooksidepta.org.

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

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:

  1. Navigate to Amazon Smile

  2. Click "get started" and sign into your Amazon account.

  3. From the Your Charity screen, search for Brookside PTA in Lake Forest Park, WA.

  4. 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

    1. Open your Amazon app.

    2. Click on the Menu button (looks like three line)

    3. Open "Settings"

    4. Click on AmazonSmile

    5. Click the "Turn on AmazonSmile" button

    6. Your Amazon app will take you through a few confirmation screens.

    7. Tap on Amazon Smile and follow on-screen instructions to authorize your account.

Shopping Option #2 - Shopping on Computer or Tablet

    1. 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

  • and more!!

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.

Register: https://www.arworkshop.com/event/?loc=seattle&ev=218224


Box Tops for Education

Box Tops are now electronic! Save your receipts to send Brookside PTA donations!

  1. Go to https://www.boxtops4education.com/ to download the mobile app (Android and Apple).

  2. Scan your receipts and the app will look for any eligible purchases.

  3. Brookside will receive $0.10 of all eligible purchases!

Move-a-Thon

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.

Spiritwear

Brookside's spirit wear online shop is now open!

Shop the Brookside Spiritwear Site! Sweatshirts, tee-shirts, and masks will be available for sale.

Please contact k.waugh@brooksidepta.org with any questions. The spirit shop will close on October 19, 2020.