There are so many ways you can help support the mission of the Woodland Hill Montessori School Fund. 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 (WHMS 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 dropping off your old clothing, 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 WHMS Fund now!
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 WHMS 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 was scheduled for May 30, 2020, but was cancelled due to COVID-19. We look forward to seeing you in May 2021!
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 $1,267 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 2019 through March 2020. 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 school, you are able to order pizza for your child every Friday.
Book Fair - November 2019 with Open Door Bookstore
ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL FUNDRAISERS
Middle School lunches – The Middle School students offer Macaroni & Cheese lunches for sale five 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 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.
2019-2020 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. Each WHMS students receives a complimentary copy of the yearbook. 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: