How you can help our GATOR Family!
Sat, Sep 25 11:51am
Hello Gators,
We are so glad to be sharing our 2020 year with you. Every year we do a number of fundraising activities to raise money for this fabulous school. This year we are faced with new challenges on raising money. We humbly ask that you join us in our efforts by doing the following:
1. Join PTA: We are so thankful for all of you who have joined our PTA. Please take a moment and join. It supports our school, our teachers, and of course our students. This year you can join digitally. 
Join Gates PTA
select Ralph A Gates Elementary
Its just that easy.
2. Attending the dine outs and let your dining dollars count as fundraising dollars. Our dine outs are scheduled for the 3rd week of every month. So the next one is September 12th at Wingstop in Lake Forest.
3. Shop through AmazonSmiles.

 If you are purchasing anything through, you can select to have a portion benefit our school while costing you NO additional money. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. Simply go to and select Ralph A Gates Elementary in Lake Forest
4. Turn your grocery dollars into donation dollarsShop at Ralphs? 


EARN $$$ for Gates Elementary just by shopping for groceries and this will cost you nothing. You need to register your Ralph’s rewards card and link it to Gates Elementary by following these steps. 


  1. Go to
  2. On the right side of the page, Click Sign In and select Create Account to register
  3. Enter your information to create an online account. Link your Ralph’s card number (or Alt ID, which is typically your phone number) and click Create Account
  4. To link your card to Gates Elementary:
  5. Under your user name on the top right of the page, go to My Account
  6. Select the Community Rewards link on the left
  7. In the Find an Organization field, type our name

  Gates Elementary and click Search

  1. The Search Results should display Gates Elementary School Lake Forest. Click Enroll to finish your enrollment process.

5. Give donations directly to the PTA. Throughout the year we will ask for donation dollars and items for silent auctions. We appreciate all donations. If you have the capacity to donate, we will put your donation dollars to good use here at Gates.. 

We are fortunate to have such a wonderfully generous community and local and national businesses willing to donate a percentage of their profits to our school. Please join us this year in every way you can.

All the best,
Gate PTA