What is the Pledge Drive? The Willow Creek PTO holds an annual pledge drive to bring in much-needed funds for the school. The majority of PTO funds come from the pledge drive. Every dollar raised goes back to the school, impacting every student that attends Willow Creek Elementary (WCE).
How are my pledge dollars used?
Eighty percent of pledge dollar funds are used to help pay the salaries of the paraeducators (aka, Teacher’s Assistants, or TA’s). The TA’s (pictured right) provide invaluable support to teachers and students throughout each day. The remaining money is set aside for teacher grants, grade-level funding, and school improvements. Last year, additional funds were used to help provide ﬂexible seating in the classrooms.
How much should I pledge?
We ask that all families pledge $145 per student. At this amount, the PTO can continue to help pay the TA’s salaries and have additional funds to help the school throughout the year. The pledge is not limited to this amount. Any extra support is greatly appreciated! Reminder: This a 100% tax deductible donation and many employers will match your contribution!
Who should participate?
We ask for 100% participation! The pledge drive is the school’s biggest fundraiser and your support matters! The more participation we have, the more money we can contribute to the TA’s salaries, and help the school in other important ways. Please know that we appreciate participation at any level. Every dollar counts.
What Other Ways does the PTO Help Raise Funds?
While the majority of PTO’s budgeted funds come from the pledge drive (thanks to you!), there are optional and easy ways you can help us bring in additional funding to the school. These include: Kings Soopers Cards, Spirit Dinner Nights, Box Tops, Amazon Smile, and the Spring Carnival. The chart to the left shows a breakdown of next year’s projected income. There are many fun and easy ways to help fundraising that take very little effort at all!
Volunteering is Cool!
Willow Creek Elementary can’t do what they do without volunteers! Please check-out all of the volunteer opportunities available!