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Classroom/Teacher Incentives

~ Popsicle party for every class that achieves 100% participation

 

~ Pizza party for the class with the highest $ contribution (one in Gr K-3 and another in Gr 4-6)

 

~ Pledge Drive Champion title to the class that accomplishes both 100% participation and highest $ contribution (one in Gr K-3 and another in Gr 4-6) AND 5% baseline cash back incentive to the teacher PLUS an additional 5% bonus if overall school-wide pledge meets or exceeds target

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Silver Oak PTO is kicking off the 2015-2016 school year with an exciting Mission: (Im)Possible Pledge Drive.  It is guaranteed to be a thrilling ride as we strive for no less than 100% participation. Sound impossible?  Not at all if we work together as a team.  We have full trust in you, the exceptional Silver Oak Community, to turn this into Mission: Possible!

Pledge Drive 2015

Silver Oak PTO Pledge Drive Wraps Up

The Silver Oak PTO Board would like to extend a giant THANK YOU to the families of Silver Oak Elementary for their generous support of the Mission Possible Pledge Drive.  In addition, please join us as we extend a special thanks to Jinny Baw and Tess Chin who facilitated and coordinated the communications and incentives for this fundraiser.  

Please click on the link for the Wrap Up Letter to learn more specific details about funds raised, student participation and how these funds will be used this academic year to support classroom enrichment at Silver Oak.

Mission: Possible Pledge Drive a Huge Success

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Final Report

(as of October 2015)

 

Participation

Goal 655 Students

 

83% (543 Students)

Contribution

Goal $163k

 

78% ($126,730)

 

Click here for latest classroom stats

2015 Pledge Drive Champions

Congratulations to Mrs. Fong and 4th grade students of D18 for achieving 100% participation and highest contributions.  The class won 5% cash back of total funds raised that will be applied to their classroom grant.  They will also celebrate with a pizza & Popsicle party.  Way to go, D18!

PTO Pledge Drive

WHAT is the Pledge Drive?

 

The PTO Pledge Drive is an annual Parent Teacher Organization fundraiser that raises money for Silver Oak school programs that are not funded by the School District.  Such programs encourage educational enrichment with an emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), Language Arts, Reading and Fine Arts, and are only made available by your direct and generous contributions.

 

For the 2015-2016 school year, we have created a Mission: Possible campaign with the goal of reaching 100% participation.

 

WHY Should I Pledge?

 

  • 91% of the PTO spending goes directly into the classrooms and benefits all students.

 

  • The PTO invests $250 per child for all students at Silver Oak throughout the year.  Please invest in enriching your child’s education by pledging the suggested $250 amount or more.

 

  • Take advantage of the Mission: Possible Pledge Drive’s special offers and prizes!
     
    • All students who pledge will receive a Silver Oak sackpack
    • The first highest 10 pledges - $400 and higher - will win a field trip to Google (only grades 3 to 6 are eligible)
    • All students who pledge $400 and higher will be eligible for the following raffle prizes:
      • a $200 Amazon gift card
      • a $200 gift card to The Tech Museum of Innovation
      • Bus loop sign showcasing student's name
      • Reserved parking spot (main lot)
      • Reserved parking spot (bus loop lot)
      • Be Principal for a Day
    • All students who pledge $250 will be eligible for the following raffle prizes:
      • a $100 movie theater gift card (2 winners)
      • (4) x Reserved front row seats for the Upper Grade Play
      • (4) x Reserved front row seats for the Lower Grade Play
      • (2) x Reserved front row seats for the Promotion Ceremony (2 winners - 6th grade families only)

 

HOW Do I Pledge?

 

 

  • Complete the yellow pledge drive form and return with a check to your child's teacher.  Make check payable to "Silver Oak Elementary PTO".

 

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How Your Pledge Dollars Are Spent

The mission of the Silver Oak PTO is to partner with Silver Oak Elementary School staff and parents to provide students with access to resources that support educational enrichment with an emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), Language Arts/Reading and Fine Arts.

 

In order to accomplish this, we:

  • Raise funds through an annual pledge drive in August and September
  • Contract with specialized providers for classroom music and art programs
  • Invest in technology for classrooms and the STEM Lab (i.e. Chrome Books, iPads)
  • Equip teachers and classrooms with educational software, additional resources for materials and supplies, and professional development/support to teach in a 21st century classroom environment

 

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What Are the Different Pledge Levels?

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Platinum Level1, 2 : $400 and above/child

 

  • Highest 10 pledges will win a field trip to Google (only grades 3 to 6 are eligible)
  • Raffle prizes include: a $200 Amazon gift card, a $200 Tech Museum gift certificate, two winners for designated parking spots (one in the main lot and one in the bus loop lot), one family to have child's name on the bus loop sign, one winner to be named Principal for a Day with Mr. Greenfield
  • Automatic Fitness Run raffle entry
  • Silver Oak sackpack

 

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Gold Level1 : $250/child (suggested minimum)

 

  • Raffle prizes include: two winners of $100 movie theater gift cards, one winner for four reserved front row seats for the upper grade play, one winner for four reserved front row seats for the lower grade play, two winners for two reserved front row seats each at the promotion ceremony (6th grade families only)
  • Automatic Fitness Run raffle entry
  • Silver Oak sackpack

 

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Silver Level: Less than $250/child

 

  • Silver Oak sackpack

 

 

Please note:

The pledge levels/prizes are based on personal contributions only.  They do not include corporate matching funds.  A corporate match contribution is above and beyond the pledge amount.

1.  If you choose the Platinum or Gold option for a child and you have more than one child at Silver Oak, please ensure each child has at least a $250 pledge.

2.  In the event that the ten highest pledges include ties, earlier pledges will win based on a first-come, first-served policy.

 

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Contact Info

Have questions about the 2015 Pledge Drive?

Contact Jinny Baw or Tess Chin at soepto@gmail.com.

Corporate Match Programs

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Make your contribution count even more!

Many employers will match your pledge drive donation - it's "free money" for the PTO and easy to get!  Click here to see if your employer is on our list.  If not, please inquire with your company's Human Resources Department.

If you have questions about how to apply for corporate matching, click here for our FAQ or email Dixie Lopes at soepto@gmail.com.

Thank you for your support!

Thank You Gift for Your Financial Support

Raffle Drawings

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As a thank you for your generous support, we are thrilled to offer an exciting collection of raffle prizes.*  Raffle drawings will be held on the following dates:

September 8, 2015

September 22, 2015

October 6, 2015

Get your pledges in early so that you are included in these upcoming raffles!

*Gold and Platinum Level contributors only

Raffle Prize Winners

Sumedh S., Kindergarten/Mrs. Ferguson - Personalized parking spot for 2015-2016 school year located in main lot (Platinum Level)

 

Pictured left to right:  Jonathan M., 6th Grade/Mr. White - 2 Reserved front row seats for 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony (Gold Level), Maximilian D., Kindergarten/Mrs. Ferguson - $100 Century Theatres gift card (Gold Level), Katherine L., 4th Grade/Ms. Ellenberger - $200 Tech Museum of Innovation gift certificate (Platinum Level), Nishaan K., 1st Grade/Mrs. Noteware - Personalized parking spot for 2015-2016 school year located in main lot (Platinum Level)

 

Pictured left to right:  Warren P., 4th Grade/Mrs. Hogan - 4 Reserved front row seats for the Lower Grade Play 101 Dalmatians (Gold Level), Kaiyao Z., 2nd Grade/Mrs. Clemmensen - Personalized parking spot for 2015-2016 school year located in bus loop (Platinum Level), Lara V., 1st Grade/Mrs. Murnin - Principal for a Day (Platinum Level), Ria S., 6th Grade/Mr. White - 2 Reserved front row seats for 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony (Gold Level)

 

Pictured left to right:  Jesse L., 5th Grade/Mr. Laraway - $200 Amazon gift card (Platinum Level), Nara Tasi P., 1st Grade/Mrs. Roberts - Bus loop sign named after student (Platinum Level), Mehul A., 4th Grade/Mrs. Fong - $100 AMC Theatres gift card (Gold Level), Ethan K., 4th Grade/Mrs. Fong - 4 Reserved front row seats for the Upper Grade Play Shrek Jr. (Gold Level)