There are many ways you can help support the mission of Woodland Hill Montessori School. Because tuition covers only part of the cost of running the school, we must rely on the generosity of the community to help sustain our rich learning environment.
Many parents like to know in advance what fundraisers you may be asked to participate in during the upcoming school year. We wanted to make you aware of the many and varied opportunities and appeals that you may be presented with. Some of these benefit the school, some benefit the students (Annual Fund), some benefit the parent (hot lunches), and some benefit the community. These opportunities are coordinated by the school, by the Friends of WHMS, and by the students. Some of these programs and fundraisers are major giving opportunities, and some are as simple as sending your used printer cartridges in to the school, but all add up to make a big difference for our students.
Please review the list below, and consider how your family may be able to participate.
APPEALS – Donate to the Annual Fund now! The 2016-2017 Annual Fund
Each year families and friends of WHMS are asked to make a donation to the school to be used for supplemental expenditures in the current year that are not covered by tuition. In the past, the annual fund has been used to pay for a Steinway piano, playground equipment, swim classes, classroom furniture, and other items from the teachers’ wish lists. Every contribution to the Annual Fund is important no matter what the size, because it is an expression of your support. Every gift counts and every gift is truly appreciated. The donations are also tax-deductible!
Our annual Gala is scheduled for Friday, April 7, 2017! Come celebrate at 60 State Street in Albany.
Funding Factory – Donate your used printer cartridges and cell phones to WHMS, and we’ll receive a check from the Funding Factory.
American Clothing Recycling – Bring your gently-used clothing and shoes to the blue clothing bin in the parking lot.
AFFILIATE PROGRAMS [“NO-EFFORT” FUNDRAISERS]
Hannaford Supermarkets – Hannaford Helps Schools. Collect eligible “School Dollar” slips from Hannaford and send them into WHMS by December. We’ve earned $535 from the program’s inception.
Price Chopper – Tools For Schools – You can help us earn new school supplies and sports equipment by using your AdvantEdge Card when you shop at Price Chopper. The program runs from July 2016 through March 2017. Our school ID is 15838. Enroll your card at www.pricechopper.com.
FRIENDS OF WHMS’ PROGRAMS
Pizza Lunch – One of the largest fundraisers for the Friends, you are able to order pizza for your child every Friday.
Pasta and Burrito Lunch – the Friends also offer a Wednesday lunch option of pasta and burrito lunches.
Usborne Book Fair – November 2016
Artsonia – 2016-2017. An exciting web-based art museum for children, this site has many benefits which will enhance our art program. Students will be able to share their artwork with family members and friends. You may also order keepsakes personalized with your child’s artwork.
ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL FUNDRAISERS
Middle School lunches – The Middle School students offer hot lunches for sale four times this year. They are responsible for the planning, preparation and delivery. Middle School Coffee Houses – Every other month, the Middle School transforms into a Coffee House that is open to students and parents.
Middle School Food Drive – In November, the Middle School students collected and delivered food for ConsernsU, a local food pantry.
Winter Greens Sale – Middle School students will again be selling wreaths, candle rings and centerpieces.
Valentine’s Day Fundraiser – Personalized, hand-made Valentine’s will be available for sale by the MS students.
Grandparents’ Day flowers – The Middle School students sell corsages to the students to give to their grandparents and special friends.
2016-2017 Yearbook – WHMS Yearbooks, put together by the Yearbook club and its advisors, provide a record of your child’s year at WHMS, and will be cherished a source of memories forever. Families will be given an opportunity to place an advertisement in the yearbook.
Scholastic Book Orders – Your child’s teacher may send home book order forms, which allow you to purchase soft cover books at a discount.
If you have any questions about fundraising opportunities or would like to serve as a volunteer, please contact:
WHMS Director of Development
283-5400 ext. 32