Category: Fundraisers

Fundraiser announcements and information

Super Mario Power Walk-a-Thon – April 3, 2017

Monday morning, April 3, kicks off our day-long 2nd annual Super Mario Power Walk-a-Thon!  Our biggest fundraiser of the year, the Walk-a-Thon raises funds for a major fitness- or recreation-related project.  All students will participate in this fun-filled event during PE classes with no interruption to their daily schedules or instruction.  One of our PE teachers, Mrs. Rinker, will coordinate the fun on the large field just south of the building.  Students will exercise around a coned track and dash from one color-coded/numbered activity to another at the teacher's signal every 4-5 minutes.  Activities will include:

  • Keep It Up Volleyball - group volleys ball cooperatively as many times as possible
  • Bean Bag Sprint - how long does it take to collect them all?
  • Weave and Roll - push the large ball around all the cones in a figure-8 pattern
  • Hoop Lasso - throw hula hoops around cones like a giant ring toss game
  • Base Run - laps around bases placed in a diamond
  • Soccer Kick - kick a ball at a target
  • Parachute activities

Last year, our school community helped the PTA purchase additions for our grades 1-5 playground.  This year, we aim to address a critical need: shade!  There are currently no dedicated shaded spaces on the playground or blacktops.  Our children resort to hugging the building to catch the last slivers of shade before the sun hits high noon, or they make the best of a few trees beyond the playground boundaries that stretch ever so meagerly onto the blacktop.

Please help your kids get sponsors to raise funds!  The top 10 fundraisers will receive fitness activity digital watches (top 1-6) and LED shoe bands that light up when you walk (top 7-10)!  In addition, each student will receive 1 raffle ticket for every $5 he/she raises for a chance to win basketballs, footballs, and pedometers!  All pledged donations are due to the main office or your child(ren)'s teacher(s) by Friday, April 7.  Thank you in advance for your support!


International Night and Silent Auction – March 10, 2017

Showcase your culture and share your multicultural talents at our annual International Night and Cultural Talent Show on Friday, March 10, from 7-9 p.m. at Drew! Decorate a table with a project board display of national icons, costumes, literature, photos, and more!  You may also serve food and drinks, but please remember to provide serving containers, utensils, and napkins.  And, if you or your children would like to sing, dance, or display a cultural talent during our talent show in the all-purpose room, please sign up by clicking here!

Please consider donating items for themed baskets that we will auction off to raise money for playground shade structures.  Check out our flyer below for grade level themes and suggested donations! Then, look for the Silent Auction table during International Night!  You can bid on gift baskets and experiential items.  Experiential items will feature lunch bunches, crafts, and other exciting activities with teachers.

03-10-17 - International Night and Silent Auction Flyer

Clothing Drive- Jan. 6th through Feb. 3rd

Monday, January 9th through Friday, February 3rd

Clean the closets, organize the house and support Drew! The Clothing Drive is beginning soon! Bring clothing, bedding, shoes, kitchen items, games, books and more to Drew! Collection boxes will be in the main hallway. Drew PTA will be paid per pound for items. Value Village and Unique Thrift Store Items will resell the items with all proceeds donated to the National Children’s Center.

See the Clothing Drive Flier for collection details.

1st Box Tops Collection Results


Box Tops chair, Mrs. Laura Chierichella, collected Box Tops submissions on October 21 and reported an amazing effort by our students.  The total was 1,626, which is $162.60 for our PTA!

We would like to recognize the top 3 classes:

Mr. Terry (K)/Ms. Weisel (SCB) (combined): 267
Ms. Urcia (Head Start): 253
Mr. Logsdon (4th): 128

Congratulations!  And thank you to all for your participation!

Our 2nd Box Tops collection is February 17, 2017.

Book Fair & Ice Cream Social – Recap

Huge thanks are in order to all of you for helping to make our Fall Book Fair wildly successful!  Not only did we shatter our fundraising goal and dwarf the past 5 years’ sales figures, but we also managed to get tons of books out to our school community!

After a wonderful 25th Anniversary celebration, we were thrilled to host our annual Ice Cream Social.  We hope you enjoyed our gathering.  It’s activities like these that build and strengthen our community and relationships.

We owe a huge debt of gratitude to all of our volunteers that made both of these events happen.  Staff, parents, and children pitched in to make our events possible.  Both are huge undertakings that couldn’t have happened otherwise.  Thank you so much!

Here are some photos from the October 17-21 week:

Pump It Up Spirit Day – October 12

Join us on Wednesday, October 12, for an afternoon at Pump It Up, a bounce house space for kids!  Our event runs from 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM, and you’re highly encouraged to reserve your child’s spot in advance.  Admission is $8, and your Drew PTA will receive 50% of the proceeds!  A waiver is required and can be found here or filled out on location.  Please click here for more information.  Hope to see you there!

Fall Book Fair – October 17-21

2016 Bookaneer Fall Book Fair

Ahoy, mateys!  Gangway fer th’ Scholastic merchant ship!  Aye, me hearties, treasure troves of pirate loot and swag (that’s “books an’ trinkets,” fer ye landlubbers!) be washin’ ashore th’ week of October 17-21.  Hail yer fellow Bookaneers, grab yer compass, an’ chart a course fer th’ book fair between 9:30 AM and 3:00 PM each day in th’ media center!  Be there…or walk th’ plank!

Your PTA needs all hands on deck to help with the fair!  Please click here to volunteer with setup, breakdown, or day and evening shifts.  E-mail our intrepid co-chairs, Mrs. Consuelo Goodwin and Mr. Lenin Arroyo, with questions or to join the committee!  Thanks in advance!

Get a head start by shopping our online Scholastic page between October 9th and 22nd!

Midland Fundraiser Wraps Up

We hope you got in those last-minute orders!  Packets and payments were due today, Tuesday, September 27th.  Please send them in with your children or drop them off at the main office as soon as possible! We appreciate your support and cooperation.  Product delivery information will be provided soon.
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