Subject:  Holiday shopping and more to support Project Playground
 
There are lots of ways you can help raise money for our playground.  Some as easy as eating lunch...

> Shop for Holiday Baskets and gifts on November 24th
> Eat at Jimmy John's on December 1st
> Bid for items at our online auction December 5 - 9
And more... [Details below]

As you may have heard, Smith PTSA has undertaken a project to help the school raise money to replace our aging playground play structures.  The fundraising strategy is to provide a variety of opportunities to participate for all who would like to contribute to the playground project and in ways that match with your family values.  Direct donations are always welcome, but not required.  There will also be shopping fundraisers (where a percentage of your purchase goes to the playground fund), restaurant fundraisers, an auction (sponsored in part by local businesses), and more to come.  Families are also encouraged to involve their kids in helping raise money as a learning exercise, as with the example of some families holding their own bake sales at their parent’s work recently.  See below for the latest fundraisers.
 

 

 

 Fundraising Events:                     

 
'EAT AT JIMMY JOHN'S' EVENT: 
 
Who:  Any and all
What:  Eat at Jimmy John's, raise money for Smith Playground
When:  Saturday, December 1st, 2018  11:00 am - 9:00 pm
How:  Mention fundraiser when ordering, or show this flier

Come eat with us at Jimmy John's sandwich shop in Sammamish (you can order online or by phone as well). Mention Samantha Smith and 20% of the net sales go to the Playground Fund! [Flier]

 

ONLINE AUCTION:
 
Who:  Any and all
What:  Bid for LOCAL DANCE CLASSES, SPORTS REGISTRATION, NIGHTS OUT AND OTHER LOCAL CRAFT ITEMS
When:  December 5 - 19
Where:  Online only (link will be shared later)
Why:  Help replace our aging play structures

Project Playground Team has gathered over 20 auction items from dance classes, sports registration and other gift baskets that would be perfect for holiday gifts. The auction is online only. All proceeds go to the Project Playground Fund

[More details to come]

 

WINTER WONDERLAND BOOTH:

Who:  Any and all
What:  Bid for 
When:  Thursday, December 6th 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Where:  Online only (link will be shared later)
Why:  Help replace our aging play structures

Project Playground Team is planning a beautiful table with goodies to offer for donation as well as displays of playground designs! Come look at what we are fundraising for!

 

Evening of Childcare Event
NEED TO DO SOME HOLIDAY SHOPPING…ALONE?
JUST NEED A BREAK FROM THE HOLIDAY STRESS?

Smith teachers and parent volunteers are hosting an Evening of Childcare Event at Smith. All proceeds support the Project Playground fund. 

Date: Thursday, December 13
Time: 3:30p - 8:30p
Where: Smith Elementary Gym
How:  Register by emailing playground@smithptsa.org

[More Details (PDF)]

 

 

Ongoing Fundraising:                 
 
DONATE TO PROJECT PLAYGROUND ONLINE:
(Pay with credit/debit card, PayPal or check)
 
 
 
'PENNIES FOR THE PLAYGROUND' BUCKETS:
Are you interested in helping collect money for our playground? You can check out a bucket over the weekend, holidays or week and collect money from friends, family or neighbors. Check your pockets! Check the couch cushions! Check in between car seats! Any amount is wonderful! Check out your bucket in the front office. All the money can be taken to the front office when you are finished and you can check your bucket back in. We only have 24 buckets, so we need you to bring it back so other students can have a chance as well! 
 
 
Thank you all for all your efforts!  We are so excited for a new playground!
 
 
 
 
 
Questions?:  Please send email to playground@smithptsa.org
 
 
 
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