Pyrtle Walk-A-Thon: Currently at 62% of our goal!
Sat, Sep 19 7:43pm

Greetings, Pyrtle Families!

 

A sincere THANK YOU to the 63 donors who have contributed to the 2020 Virtual Pyrtle Walk-A-Thon. Because of your generosity, we have raised $4,345 toward our goal of $7,000. We’re 62% of the way there! 

 

We have less than a week until the end of the Walk-A-Thon on Friday, Sept. 25, and $2,655 (38%) left to meet our goal.

 

If you’ve been meaning to donate, time is running out! Use our website to give via debit/credit card, Venmo, PayPal, Google Pay, Apple Pay, or Microsoft Pay: https://givebutter.com/PyrtleWalkaThon

 

Q: HOW IS THIS MONEY USED?

A: To directly benefit your students at Pyrtle! Not only does the PTO use it to purchase school-wide items like a movie license so teachers can show educational programming, but all teachers (including specialists) also receive annual allocations to cover materials not included in the LPS budget. If we do not make our goal, we will have to cut the allocation amount they are used to receiving, as Walk-A-Thon is our only scheduled fundraiser for the 2020-21 school year.

 

Last year alone, PTO purchased ALL of the following for Pyrtle staff and students:

--Planners, notebooks, headphones, and classroom supplies like folders, binders, pens, containers, tape. and sticky notes

--Prizes and crafts

--Virtual field trip fees

--Subscription fees for resources like Scholastic News

--Whiteboards and school supplies for the Resource room

--Eye charts for vision screening in the Health office

--Library books

--Coding supplies

--Art supplies (including markers, pencils, bottles, carts, trays, and new centers)

--Mobile white board for PE

 

When donating on our Givebutter site, you do not need to list your name publicly. Any donation $10 and above is accepted there. You may choose to cover the minimal processing fees and you do not need to give Givebutter (the host company) a tip.

 

If you prefer, you are welcome to mail a check or money order (made out to Pyrtle PTO) to Pyrtle or drop it off in the main office by Sept. 25. For safety reasons, we ask that you do not send checks or cash with your student.

 

Email the PTO with any questions: ptopyrtlepanthers@gmail.com

 

With gratitude and Panther Pride,

Pyrtle PTO Board

p.s. If you want to log miles your family has walked during the Walk-A-Thon, feel free to do so at this link: https://forms.gle/uSdeD4Uu2F1PRVZPA