There are so many ways to stay Mustang Strong!
Below are ways you can support the school:
Donate to Mustang Money:
Did you know PTO spends over $120 per student on programs and resources throughout the year that directly impact your child?
Mustang Money is Fireside Elementary PTO’s major fall fundraiser. It is a direct-ask fundraising campaign in lieu of tasking students (and let’s be honest, parents too!) with selling and delivering goods (i.e., cookie dough, wrapping paper). All money raised during this campaign allows the PTO to pay for things that are either not fully covered or not covered at all by the school budget such as Junior Achievement, Art Masterpiece,Digital Citizenship, BIZTown experience,Dissection Kits,Flexible Seating (e.g., wobble stools, yoga ball chairs, etc.), Raz Kids,Time Magazine for Kids, Brain POP, Discovery Kids, Book Fair, Noetic Math, Geography Bee, art studio supplies, SPARK rewards, Playground Toys (e.g., soccer balls, footballs, basketballs, etc.), shade structures, water-bottle refilling stations, Staff and Teacher Appreciation (gifts, events, luncheons, etc.), Teacher Mini-Grants, and more.
We plan to continue this as well as add the following support for the 2020-2021 school year:
- Parents will not have to pay for Class Funds this year! When we return to in-person learning, the PTO will cover Class Funds (typically used for specific classroom celebrations and projects)
- We have increased Mini Grant funds for teachers from $10,000 to $15,000!
- We are anticipating needs for a safe return to in-person learning (preparation for additional Nurse supplies, sanitizing stations, PPE, or other precautionary measures)
Family, friends, and businesses can also donate! Some companies also match donations!
Order Spirit Wear, and show that Mustang Pride!
Marquee Birthday Message
Celebrate special birthdays or half birthdays at Fireside Elementary with a Marquee Birthday Message. See your student’s name in lights and capture the moment before or after school in front of the marquee!
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Order an EduKit
School supplies in a box – how easy! All of the supplies your student(s) needs are boxed up, labeled with his/her name and delivered directly to the classroom. Save yourself the hassle of running around to multiple stores in the summer heat. And the best part, a portion of each Edukit purchased goes right back to our school. Our school has earned thousands of dollars through the Edukit program.
Download the free Box Tops App to help our school reach its goal.
Show SPARK and support other schools!
Fireside helped send 6th graders from Larkspur Elementary to Catalina Island Marine Institute in 2020. It had been over 15 years since students at Larkspur have had the opportunity to travel to Catalina Island. Larkspur is one of our Title One schools so funding for this type of field trip can be very challenging. We believe strongly in equity for all students in our community and are so excited to partner with Larkspur to make this incredible field trip available for their students.
Help another family!
Fireside is a close community. We see it everyday in the classrooms, on the playground and all around campus. While our main focus is bridging the gap between parents and teachers, sometimes unexpected tragedies happen within our community leaving many searching for ways to help and lend their support in whatever capacity they can. As a PTO, we hope to support families as much as we can as an organization
Participate in the Book Fair
Stay tuned for updates on the next Book Fair event!
Buy A Yearbook
Not only is a yearbook a great way to keep those memories alive. It also makes a nice gift to your teacher! Consider a yearbook for your teacher in addition to one for your child(ren).
Shop Tuft & Needle
Tuft & Needle generously gives 25% of sales back to Fireside. They have also previously donated mattresses to the PTO for silent auction fundraising events.
Shop Amazon Smile
Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.Support your charitable organization by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com and choose Fireside Elementary School as your charitable organization!
We are excited to continue maintaining the relationships with some of our old sponsors and very welcoming to this year’s new sponsors. We kick off every school year with our Sponsorship Campaign where corporate and patron (individual) sponsors are invited to support the school through cash or in-kind donations and in receipt donors receive various acknowledgements for their business or individual throughout the course of the school year.
All sponsorship contributions are tax-deductible. Thank you for your continued commitment to Fireside Elementary.