First of all, thank you! Thank you for the endless support of the students attending Carmel Middle School. Through everything, big and small, that happens during the course of a school year, you show your commitment to giving our students the best possible education. As we partner with you here at Carmel Middle School, we want you to know that your commitment does not go unnoticed.
The Carmel Middle School PTO holds its annual fundraiser in the first part of the school year to pay for many exciting events and programs that may not be covered by the school budget. Examples include special classroom needs, field trips, special assemblies, after school athletics, lunchtime activities, school dances, honors ceremonies, anti-bullying and character building programs, the Renaissance Faire, MEarth Habitat lessons, promotion events, art, theater, music, student scholarships, teacher stipends, and more.
Last year, we also raised funds to refurbish the popular Wiffle Ball Court and to add new, outdoor, break-time activities, such as permanent ping pong tables, a bean bag toss area, an outdoor volleyball court, new soccer goals and additional new tables and benches. All of these changes enhanced the lunch and break time experience of students with their friends and we look forward to adding more activities.
In order to maintain all of the excellent Carmel Middle School programs and events, our goal is to raise $70,000. The beauty of our fundraiser is that, unlike selling magazines or cookie dough, 100% of your donation goes directly to our school and our students!
Our annual “Serve-a-thon” will take place on Friday, September 14, 2018 from 12:35 – 2:45 pm. At that time, all students will participate in a community service activity (please see list on back) directed by a CMS teacher. We need you, your family members, and friends, to sponsor your CMS student to participate in his/her selected Serve-a-thon activity. Please complete the enclosed forms with the desired dollar amount you (and your family and friends) would like to pledge for your child’s participation.
Students will earn prizes based on the amount of money they raise. Prizes are cumulative. For example, if your child raises $250, your child will receive all the prizes up to and including the $250 sponsorship level. In addition to the prizes, we have special raffle incentives at the $250 and $300 levels. To be fair, students may only win one of the raffle prizes.
- $25: Ice Cream & Raffle Party, with MANY MANY raffle prizes
- $50: Jamba Juice at Lunch
- $100: Pizza Lunch
- $200: Taco Truck Lunch
- $250: Raffle ticket for a Private Movie Night in the Theater, with 10 of your friends
- $300: Raffle ticket for Beats Studio3 Wireless Headphones
- $400: Off Campus Bowling and Lunch
- $500: Invitation to the Gym MEGA Party on Friday, October 26, 8:00pm – 12:00am -- ALL students who raise $500 or more will be able to attend!
Sponsorship forms and donations are due on Wednesday, September 12 and will be collected in the morning, before school. Checks should be made payable to Carmel Middle School PTO. Extra forms are available in the school office if needed. Carmel Middle School PTO is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization, EIN 90-0819480 and your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
Thank you in advance for helping us make 2018-2019 the best year yet!
Carmel Middle School PTO