Buckingham Elementary PTO Fundraisers
Active Fundraising Events: (please see the PTO Calendar for dates)
Fall Fest: Our largest fundraiser. Held in October, it is a fun-filled family day with games and activities, prize tables, raffle baskets, a bake sale, and a silent auction.
Scholastic Book Fairs: Held in both the fall and the spring, these book fairs raise money for both the PTO and the library. It’s also a great way to directly donate books to your child’s classroom library.
Harlem Wizards: Another fun-filled family event. Come watch our own Buckingham Elementary faculty and staff play basketball against the famous Harlem Wizards.
Family Bingo Night: One of our most popular events. Come play bingo and support the PTO! Prizes awarded.
SpiritWear: Every purchase of Buckingham Elementary spirit-wear supports the PTO. Make sure you have either a gold or blue shirt for Field Day!
Silver Graphics: Students create a special piece of artwork during art class that can then be imprinted on various items for purchase. Every purchase supports the PTO.
Dine-and-Donate: Held at a local restaurant. Come out and eat with other Buckingham families. A percentage of the proceeds goes to the PTO.
Passive, Year-Long Fundraising Events
Box Top$ For Education:
One of the simplest ways for the school to earn money is through the Box Tops program. Buckingham earns 10 cents for every Box Top we collect and on average we have earned $1,200 dollars a year!! Families and students are asked to save Box Tops and bring them in to their classrooms. PTO organizes and facilitates contests several times a year. Box Tops can be found on many items including Betty Crocker products, Avery, Kleenex, Cheerios, Pillsbury, Juicey Juice, Hefty and Ziploc just to name a few.
Send in your Box Tops to your child’s class anytime during the year and watch for announcements about the contests.
Did you know you can help earn Buckingham Elementary School money just by shopping on Amazon? Every time you want to buy something from Amazon, log onto AmazonSmile.com instead, select Buckingham Elementary Parent Teacher Organization, and they give us FREE MONEY!
You still log into Amazon through your existing email/password. After you set this up, just be sure to bookmark AmazonSmile.com when you shop to make sure our school gets the rewards!
Giant A+ Rewards:
In the past, Buckingham Elementary School (#25924) has earned thousands of dollars through the Giant A+ School Rewards Program! These funds go directly to the school (not the PTO) and in the past have been used to help fund the Gaga Pit, landscaping, and other building needs.
Log on to www.giantfoodstores.com/aplus, and select Buckingham Elementary, ID #25924. Registration is easy and it helps to make a positive impact in our school.
NOTE: If you registered your card last year, you do not need to re-register again. Just make sure you have designated Buckingham as your school in order for Buckingham to receive credit.