PTO Pledge Drive

For more than 15 years, the Willow Creek PTO has managed the annual Pledge Program to benefit the students and staff at Willow Creek Elementary. The results have been amazing and Willow Creek has been recognized as one of the most outstanding schools in the state of Colorado every year. Since 2002, the para-education staff at Willow Creek has been funded almost entirely from Pledge Program funds. Para educators provide valuable classroom, playground and cafeteria assistance every day to ensure all students are getting the attention and supervision they need.

How does the Willow Creek PTO raise money?
The Willow Creek PTO holds an annual pledge drive to raise needed funds for the school. The pledge drive has been used for over 15 years - 100% of the funds go back into the school. These pledge funds directly impact every student who attends Willow Creek Elementary.
What is the Pledge Drive?

The pledge program is a per student contribution made as a single annual payment on registration day that goes directly to fund people and programs that benefit each student.

Who should participate?
We ask for 100% participation in the pledge drive. The majority of the PTO’s budgeted funds come from the pledge drive. We supplement these funds with optional and easy ways to help, and fun community events. These include King Soopers cards, Spirit Dinner Nights, Box Tops, Amazon Smile, and the Spring Carnival.
Why should I pledge?

Willow Creek Elementary is an amazing school. One of the things that sets us apart is our  Pledge Program is essentially a "one-day fundraiser." This means that instead of sending our children out doing door-to-door sales and other fundraisers, we ask that each family makes a convenient, tax-deductible donation at the beginning of each school year at registration.

How much should I pledge?
We ask that all families pledge a 100% tax deductible donation of $145 per student. The pledge amount is not limited to $145 per student. Any extra pledge support you can contribute goes directly into programs to improve our schools. Many employers also have matching gift programs so please let us know if your company offers this benefit and we will work with you to get them the documentation they need. This is a fabulous and effective way to DOUBLE pledge funds for our school.
What does my pledge pay for?
The majority of pledge funds are used to pay for the dedicated para-educator staff at Willow Creek Elementary.  These staff members provide invaluable time and support to teachers and students and are part of what makes WCE so great.

What else does my pledge pay for?

The majority of pledge funds are used to pay for the dedicated para-educator staff at Willow Creek Elementary.  These staff members provide invaluable time and support to teachers and students and are part of what makes WCE so great.

  •   * iPads and Chromebook laptops for students
  •   * Teacher grants
  •   * Magazine and software subscriptions
  •   * Grade-level funds
  •   * Outdoor improvements
  •   * Classroom supplies
  •   * School events
  •   * School equipment & furniture
Can I pay my pledge in smaller amounts?

Yes!  If installments are easier for you, you may choose to pay in 3 install­ments over the course of the year -- the 1st payment at registration, the 2nd payment in November, and the final payment in February. Just let us know on registration day, and we will take care of the rest!

How do I make my pledge?

You can write a check or pay by credit card on registration day or use our PTO Store to pay conveniently online (coming soon).  See you there!

 

Thank you for your support of the PTO pledge program. Willow Creek Elementary is an amazing school due to the people and programs that are supported by the Pledge Drive, which is so generously funded by wonderful supporters.

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