Each year the FA organizes community-building events and supports class activities. The FA is always looking for volunteers and help fundraising.
Watch for information this fall about our gift card and Original Works fundraisers and check out these other, ongoing, opportunities to support the FA:
- Stop & Shop A+ Bonus Bucks You must re-register every fall!
As you shop at Shop & Stop, our school earns cash. Last year we earned over $1,500! Ask your family and friends to select our school, too — anywhere there’s a Stop & Shop. The program has changed from a few years ago and you no longer have to sign up each year. If you need to sign up for the first time you can do so beginning on September 11, 2017 at www.stopandshop.com/school-rewards. Have kids at another school? You can sign up to support PVCICS and another school.
- Amazon.com Banner or Amazon Smile
Attention, Amazon shoppers! There are two ways to support PVCICS every time you shop on Amazon.
Option 1 – Amazon.com Banner – Whenever you plan to shop Amazon, please first come here to the FA website and then click on the Amazon banner. This will take you through to Amazon and the FA will earn a commission (about 4%) when you place an order.
Option 2 – Amazon Smile – Don’t want to come here every time you order from Amazon? You can go to smile.amazon.com and sign up to support the Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School Family Association. When you shop, start at smile.amazon.com and a percentage (about .5%) of your purchase will support the FA.
Since the FA gets a much higher percentage if you click through to Amazon from our website, so we love when folks use Option 1 and ask friends and family to use the link as well. However, if you have trouble using Option 1 or you want an easier option to share with friends and family, Option 2 is great too.
- Box Tops for Education
Ever notice products with a Box Tops for Education logo on them? Please clip the box tops and deposit them in the Box Tops jar in the school lobby — each coupon earns us 10¢, and last year we collected over 4,000 box tops! Products include Ziplock, Hefty, Kleenex, Avery, Yoplait, and General Mills. Go to
www.boxtops4education.com for a complete list, as well as other ways to earn “free”
money for PVCICS.
- Vote for PVCICS at Florence Savings Bank
If you are a customer of Florence Savings Bank, please vote for PVCICS for a Customers’ Choice Community Grant. You can vote at school on banking days, at the bank, or online at www.florencesavings.com. If your kids are
part of the FSB Saving Makes Cents program, they can vote, too! Voting ends on Dec. 31, but please do it today, and ask your friends and family to vote for us, too!