What is the Annual Beagle Contribution?

donation buttonWhat is the Annual Beagle Contribution?

The Annual Beagle Contribution is Rockwell’s biggest PTA fundraiser for the year. Instead of asking parents and students to buy or sell cookie dough, wrapping paper, or raffle tickets, we ask you to contribute directly to the PTA. Your contribution helps to fund the 40+ programs the PTA sponsors throughout the year. Your contributions to the PTA are crucial to the academic enrichment of our student population.

The PTA is 100% funded by parents’ contributions and matching corporate donations.

Why are you fundraising if school is remote?

Even in these challenging times, the PTA is still servicing our school and our Rockwell community.  We are committed to fully funding our academic grants for our teachers and specialists (see below for the types of things your donations fund).  This need has not changed, even though we are remote.  Seventy percent of our fundraising this year will go toward these academic grants.  We also have families in our Rockwell community that are experiencing hardship and are in need.  Twenty percent of the funds raised will go toward our scholarship fund.  The remaining ten percent of funds will go toward administrative costs and unforeseen needs.  If you are able, we ask that you please contribute to the PTA this year, even though school is remote. 

What Does My Contribution Pay For?

Here are some examples of what your Annual Beagle Contribution funds:

  • Classroom and School Grants for Academic Enrichment: Teachers ask for specific things to enrich the learning in their classrooms and if we have the funds, we grant it to them!  Things such as: Math manipulatives and games, Scholastic Magazine subscriptions, science kits, visit from the Toymaker to enrich their STEM units, Salmon in the Classroom, field trip support, PE supplies, Author Visits, assemblies, art docent supplies, and much more!  Each and every student benefits daily from your donation.
  • Events (School Dance, Heritage Night, Ice Cream Social and more!) 
  • Administrative costs (Bugle Newsletter, PTA Website, Insurance and more)

 

HOW MUCH SHOULD I CONTRIBUTE?

The suggested contribution is $50 per student for the 2020-2021 school year.  This is the best way to ensure that we will have the necessary funding for our programs this year. For example if you have 2 students attending Rockwell this year, we suggest that you contribute a total of $100 or $50 per student.

Norman Rockwell PTA is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, so your contributions are tax-deductible.

What About Corporate Matching?

This is an easy, excellent way to double your donation! Many companies will match your donation 100%. Click here to learn more. Some companies offering corporate matching:

  • Microsoft
  • Google
  • Boeing
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Cisco
  • Safeco
  • Bank of America
  • …and many others!

Be sure to specify that the matching donation goes to Norman Rockwell PTA.

How Do I Make a Contribution?

The easiest and quickest way is online. Click here to begin.

If you prefer to write a check, please contact the PTA President for more information.

  • Please make the check out to “Norman Rockwell PTA,” and write “Annual Beagle Contribution” in the memo line.

When Should I Contribute?

September is the best time to donate, because it allows the PTA to know the budget for the school year, and allocate funds accordingly.

Of course, we also accept donations throughout the year.

THANK YOU very much for your financial support!