Why You Should Support School Fundraisers


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A guide for teachers, principals and administration on supporting school fundraisers.

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Why You Should Support School Fundraisers

  1. 1. WhyYOU Should Support SCHOOL FUNDRAISERS a guide for teachers, principals, and administration
  2. 2. Teachers spend the most time per day with students, so they will need to be in touch with student needs. This means that supporting the fundraiser should be your top concern. Happy students create a thriving learning environment. You need supplies and additional expenditures to ensure that students are getting the most out of this experience. In addition, it means you will need all of the essential supplies and resources for equipping students for education in an evolving digital world. Think about the possibilities: a new computer lab, more educational movies, a field trip to the science museum... TEACHERS According to the National Center for Education Statistics, public school teachers spent an average of 52.8 hours per week on teaching and planning in 2008. Did you know?
  3. 3. HOW you can help: Offer a fun prize incentive if a certain goal is met, such as extra lunch time or a classroom pizza party. Buy something from a student to show your support on a personal level. Remind students of the goal, such as new computers in the library. Puts money in the budget for classroom supplies and books. Allows for special field trip expenses. Funds to afford the expensive digital equipment that your students will need to know in the future. WHY you should help:
  4. 4. “I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teachers for living well.” ~ Alexander the Great
  5. 5. Teachers, parents and administration look to the Principal every year to prioritize what is best for the students. From the changing school lunch menus to the budget for after school activities and clubs, you are the decision-maker. Use this authority to show students how to be leaders and achieve the goals they set for themselves in the fundraiser. PRINCIPALS Before he was the 37th President of the United States, Lyndon B. Johnson was a school teacher and principal in Cotulla, Texas. Did you know?
  6. 6. HOW you can help: Offer a fun prize or incentive (such as shaving your head) if a certain fundraising goal is met. Deliver speeches at the beginning of fundraiser events that motivate and inspire students. Be the face and voice of the fundraiser. Ask students in the hall how they’re doing. Establish a better relationship with parents to know families on a deeper and more personal level. Teach the valuable lesson of working together to achieve a greater goal. WHY you should help:
  7. 7. It is a greater work to educate a child, in the true and larger sense of the word, than to rule a state. ~ William Ellery Channing
  8. 8. The administrators are the foundation of the school. They work hard to make sure everybody is happy and safe while learning. While it may seem that duties of the fundraiser are only required of the students and teachers, it is equally essential for administrators to support the school with such a big endeavor. Build a strong alliance within the school community! ADMINISTRATION Stephen King Gene Simmons Art Garfunkel Roberta Flack Andy Griffith Sheryl Crow ...and you. Famous People Who Worked in Schools: SCHOOL
  9. 9. HOW you can help: Acknowledge and publicize the fundraiser on a daily basis. Support the students with a purchase or pledge! Spread the word to other administration and community leaders. Lend a hand by volunteering for fundraising activities or donating space in the school to conduct fundraising activities. Get in touch with the needs of the families and communities at large by learning about the need for the fundraiser in the first place. Build a strong community/school alliance. WHY you should help:
  10. 10. created by BELIEVE KIDS FUNDRAISING www.believekids.com