Many parents like to know in advance what fundraisers you may be asked to participate in during the upcoming school year. We wanted to make you aware of the many and varied opportunities and appeals that you may be presented with. Some of these benefit the school, some benefit the students (Annual Fund), some benefit the parent (hot lunches), and some benefit the community (American Heart Association’s Jump Rope for Heart).
These opportunities are coordinated by the school, by the Friends of WHMS, and by the students. Some of these programs and fundraisers are major giving opportunities, and some are as simple as sending your used printer cartridges in to the school, but all add up to make a big difference for our students. Please review the list below, and consider how your family may be able to participate.
Each year families and friends of WHMS are asked to make a donation to the school to be used for supplemental expenditures in the current year that are not covered by tuition. In the past, the annual fund has been used to pay for a Steinway piano, playground equipment, swim classes, classroom furniture, and other items from the teachers’ wish lists. Every contribution to the Annual Fund is important no matter what the size, because it is an expression of your support. Every gift counts and every gift is truly appreciated. The donations are also tax-deductible!
The Spring Benefit is scheduled for Friday, March 22, 2013. It is not to be missed! This fun social occasion features great food and music, and includes both a silent and a live auction. The 2012 ticket price was $80 per ticket. Additional opportunities to participate include honorary committee membership, and corporate sponsorship.
Funding Factory – Donate your used printer cartridges and cell phones to WHMS, and we’ll receive a check from the Funding Factory. Last year, we received $942 from the Funding Factory fundraiser.
Green Fiber- Put your excess paper and cardboard in the Green Fiber bin in the parking lot and WHMS will receive money. Save the earth and help the school! Save your paper at home. All paper must be clean – no plastic, except the plastic windows on envelopes.
Affiliate Programs [“No-effort” fundraisers]
Target – Take Charge of Education – Target will donate up to 1% of your REDcard purchases to WHMS.
Hannaford Supermarkets – Hannaford Helps Schools. Collect eligible “School Dollar” slips from Hannaford and send them into WHMS by December.
Price Chopper – Tools For Schools. You can help us earn new school supplies and sports equipment by using your AdvantEdge Card when you shop at Price Chopper. The program runs from August through December. Enroll your card at www.pricechopper.com.
Friends of WHMS’ Programs
Pizza Lunch – One of the largest fundraisers for the Friends, you are able to order pizza for your child every Friday.
Book Fair – October 2012. Scholastic Books returns to WHMS this year.
Elementary and Middle School fundraisers
Middle School lunches – The Middle School students offer hot lunches for sale three times next year. They are responsible for the planning, preparation and delivery.
Middle School Coffee Houses – Every other month, the Middle School transforms into a Coffee House that is open to students and parents.
Grandparents’ Day flowers – The Middle School students sell corsages to the students to give to their grandparents and special friends.
2012-2013 Yearbook – WHMS Yearbooks, put together by the Yearbook club and its advisors, provide a record of your child’s year at WHMS, and will be cherished a source of memories forever. Families will also be given an opportunity to place an advertisement in the yearbook.
Scholastic Book Orders – Your child’s teacher may send home book order forms, which allow you to purchase soft cover books at a discount.
Helping Outside the Community
Middle School Food Drive – In November, the middle school students collect food for Concerns-U, a local pantry.
School Supply Drive – Bring in an extra notebook or backpack for the school supply drive. The supplies are then donated locally to benefit needy families.
If you have any questions about fundraising opportunities or would like to serve as a volunteer, please contact:
WHMS Director of Development
283-5400 ext. 32