|Annual Auction – The VMS Spring Gala!
Each spring VMS hosts a spectacular, entertaining event that includes dinner and dancing, as well as a silent and live auction. Last year’s auction event, held at the Madden’s Goal Line Productions, net $135,400 for our school, making it our most important fundraising event of the year! Next Gala scheduled for March 21, 2015 – Save the Date!
Amazon offers a program that allows VMS to receive a portion of each purchase! The program is called AmazonSmile and it is the same Amazon.com you are familiar with, offering the same products, prices and service. Simply visit www.Smile.Amazon.com and select Valley Montessori School (aka Tri-Valley Montessori) as your school of choice.
Calling all online shoppers! Shop through the We-Care website and VMS can receive a percentage of your online purchases. This site has more than 2500 participating online merchants (such as Apple Store, American Airlines, Brookstone, Coach, Dell, eBay, Shutterfly Target, Toys’R”Us etc.) Just visit the Online Mall, link to a merchant’s site, and shop on their site as you normally would – a percentage will automatically be donated to VMS. Or, install the We-Care Reminder for Internet Explorer or Firefox. With the Reminder, your donations will count (even if you forget to visit their Online Mall)
We encourage everyone in the VMS community to register their credit and debit cards with eScrip.com to allow for a portion of each purchase from participating merchants to be given to our school all year long. The income potential from eScrip is extrordinary! Register today – The VMS ID number with eScrip is 136920437.
|Target – Taking Charge of Education
Raising funds for our school is as easy as using your REDcard®. Designate our school through Take Charge of Education to give our kids a boost. And save 5%* every time you shop. Enroll at Target.com/TCOE* or call 1-800-316-6142.
Scholastic Book Fair
In November we host a Scholastic Book Fair in our Cultural Center. The children and parents alike enjoy browsing through the books before and after school. Teachers compile a wish list of books and materials for the classroom that may be purchased at the book fair. You can also purchase books online by visiting www.scholastic.com/bookclubs and using and the Class Activation Code:HB3MG
|Box Tops for Education
We also participate in the “Box Tops for Education” program. VMS earns cash for every box top collected – it all adds up!
|Shaklee Products for your Health
We’re excited to partner with Shaklee this year to offer natural cleaning, health and beauty products. Orders can be placed online anytime by visiting our Shaklee webpage: www.vms.myshaklee.com/us/en/shop.s.html. Orders will be sent directly to your home and VMS receives a percentage of all sales!
Funds raised through the activities mentioned above are used to enhance our educational programs as well as provide tuition assistance funding. Many thanks to all our participants and dedicated volunteers who make each of these programs such a success!