Fundraising helps support the needs of our students and school. PTO fundraising events are designed to provide quality products, services and community building programs to our students and families, as well as to raise money for various projects. Your support of these events is greatly appreciated and helps provide items and services that otherwise would not have been possible due to budget constraints.
There are several easy ways that you can participate in raising money for Meridian and the Meridian PTO.______________________________________________________________________________________________
Re-loadable Gift Card Program
The re-loadable gift card program is a highly successful fundraising program, providing up to $10,000 in funding to Meridian each school year. Best of all, it is easy to participate, and at no cost to you! For more information on this program, please contact Nikki Leverone.
Throughout the year, our PTO schedules Meridian Spirit Nights at various establishments to promote community building amongst staff, students and families. While these Spirit Nights will be listed on the calendar, reminder emails will also be sent prior to each event. The restaurants that are scheduled to participate have agreed to give a percentage of their income back to Meridian for use on classroom and building needs. Please view the PTO calendar for upcoming Spirit Nights.
Meridian families have been long-time participants in the Box Tops for Education Program, earning $1,500-2,000 a year for Meridian by turning in those little pieces of cardboard and plastic with the Box Top logo that you cut off of the packaging from participating products.
The Box Tops for Education (BTFE) Program has decided to move to an electronic system, eliminating the need to clip box tops and send them in the mail. Starting this summer, you will begin to see a new box top logo on packages that indicates you can earn e-box tops by scanning your receipt. To credit these e-box tops for Meridian, you first need the Box Top app which you can download for free from the App Store or Google Play. Using the app, you can select which products you have purchased and then use your phone camera to scan your store receipt. If you have already used the Box Top App, you know it is not the greatest. However, BTFE has also announced they will have a new and improved version of the app available in June. You can find out more about these changes to the program at https://www.boxtops4education.com/sneakpeek.
All of these changes will be phased in over the course of the summer. In the meantime, BTFE will continue to accept all clipped box tops until their expiration date. So please keep clipping and saving any box tops that you see with an expiration date and product code!
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Joanne Bliss (email@example.com), Meridian Box Top Coordinator.