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The Seahawks Strong Annual Giving Campaign Explained

The Seahawks Strong Annual Giving Campaign is the once-a-year fundraising drive conducted by the Silverbrook Elementary PTO to benefit our students, teachers, and school environment. The money raised in this campaign funds all the PTO's annual expenditures that directly support the school, historically including our Field Trip Supplement, Classroom Support Stipends, Seahawk Technology, and professional development funds to ensure our teachers have the very best training opportunities. It is with these funds that we can boost the funds allocated to our school and help ensure that we have the very best learning environments for our students. 

This year is an important year for Silverbrook Elementary. As you likely know, we are in the middle of a whole-school renovation that will touch every nook and cranny of our building. While this may seem like a burden, the PTO would like to challenge you to see the possibility we have in this moment to create a lasting impact for generations to come! 

One possibility is to collect enough funds during this campaign to make all our playground dreams come true. This is the #yearoftheplayground, and we need your help!

SCHOOL-WIDE GOALS

  1. TIER One: $20,000 - Covers budgeted PTO obligations to the school!
     

  2. TIER Two Goal: $35,000 - Satisfies Tier One and adds $15,000 to the existing renovation supplement funds.
     

  3. TIER Three Goal: $50,000 - This Mondo Beyondo goal covers Tier One and adds $30,000 to existing the renovation supplement funds. This will fund the PTO contribution to the playground and more without additional fundraising requirements. 

If you are ready to make your tax-deductible contribution to this year's campaign,
please visit our Seahawk Shop!

HOW IT WORKS...

1

Talk to your Seahawk! 

The benefit of this fundraising model is that you and your family can pick the best way for you to donate. You can decide on your family's contribution and directly donate to the campaign - just visit the Seahawk Shop or fill out the form that came home with your student. 

Or, you can choose the fundraising activity that best suits the interests of your Seahawk. Do they want to challenge themselves to a personal read-a-thon? Do they want to run a lemonade stand for earn their donation? This choose-your-own fundraising model has something that works for everyone! You can even organize multiple kids from your child's class to work together.

2

Involve Your Family and Friends​!

Our families are busy, and the PTO knows that! We don't have time to sell chocolate or other traditional fundraisers. That's why this direct donation model was adopted seven years ago!  This also means that your donation to our 501.c.3 is completely tax deductible. Consider asking your family and friends to support your Seahawk's fundraising plan!

3

Carry Out Your Plan before November 1st!

If you are ready to donate, as we said, you can head on over to the Seahawk Shop. If your Seahawk needs some time, please just have everything wrapped up by November 1st!

4

Submit Your Donation

When you are ready, head over to the Seahawk Shop and process your donation! You can also send your donation in a closed envelope with your Seahawk. In either case, please make sure your Seahawk's name and teacher's name is clearly indicated in order for their class to receive credit for your hard work!

Okay, I have heard enough! I am ready!

WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME?

Sometimes we all need a little extra incentive to get involved, and our kiddos are no different! We are hoping that the following prizes help keep everyone motivated! 

Any student that donates, regardless of the amount, will receive a Spirit Bracelet.

 

  • If a Class Meets Classroom Goal of $1,0000: Every student will receive a spirit stick & the class will earn a special movie afternoon with other winning classes!
     

  • If the School reaches TIER One Goal: Pajama Day
     

  • If the School reaches TIER Two Goal: Special Surprise
     

  • If the School reaches TIER Three Goal: Everyone gets a rockin’ t-shirt!
     

  • The Grade that collects the most money: Visit from Kona Ice Truck!

How are we doing?

[As of October 31st]

TIER Three Goal: $50,000 - This Mondo Beyondo goal covers Tier One and adds $30,000 to existing the renovation supplement funds. This will fund the PTO contribution to the playground and more without additional fundraising requirements. 

TIER Two Goal: $35,000 - Satisfies Tier One and adds $15,000 to the existing renovation supplement funds.

TIER One: $20,000 - Covers budgeted PTO obligations to the school!

I am ready to help!

Why direct donation?

Fundraising is a significant part of what the Silverbrook PTO does to support our staff and students. Over the last decade or more, budgeted funds from the county have been getting tighter, and our administration has worked hard to maintain the amazing support to which we have all grown accustom. The PTO helps fill the gap for things not possible through the county budget alone. 

For the past seven years, we have conducted a direct donation fundraising model with the Seahawk STOMP with a huge success. Our families have loved having the one donation period at the beginning of the year without a series of additional fundraisers.

Bottom line: Our parents and families are busy. We have enough to manage without additional fundraisers selling items.

We refreshed the Seahawk STOMP model to keep the students engaged and to deal with the limited space we currently have available to us. We had also heard from some parents and students that they wanted options outside of just running. If that was you, this is your chance!

If you are ready to make your tax-deductible contribution to this year's campaign,
please visit our Seahawk Shop!