Blossomwood PTA believes strongly that our students’ job is education, not fundraising.
For that reason the Panther Pride program was created as a means to provide additional funds to support our young learners without requiring them to take part in door to door selling campaigns.
How does Panther Pride work? Each Blossomwood family is asked to consider making a donation to Panther Pride at the start of the school year. A Pacesetter donation is at least $100 and includes a car magnet and recognition in the student directory.
What does Panther Pride fund? Your donations are used to support technology, specialized classroom supplies, paper and ink, PE equipment and any other needs that arise during the school year. Perhaps most importantly, the Panther Pride fund provides our teachers with classroom startup money so they are not spending their own paychecks stocking their classrooms with items that are needed by our children on a day to day basis.
Listed below are a few of the wonderful things that we have been able to provide and hope to continue to provide this year.
- Library support for new books and materials
- Classroom materials for interdisciplinary teachers (music, art, technology, P.E.)
- Accelerated Reader celebration activities like our AR Store and Beach Day
- Teacher appreciation activities throughout the year
- Support for our student clinic
- Sunshades for playground and track and various outdoor learning environments
- Ability for our students to access BrainPop and BrainPoP Jr. online learning tools
- Support for our Entertainment Technology Academy
- Printer cartridges for each teacher
- Start up money for every classroom teacher
Can I still participate even if I can’t make a Pacesetter donation? Yes, please do! The $100 pacesetter donation is a starting point for families to consider. If this is stretch for your family, please consider giving what you can. And if this is an easy donation for your family, please consider an additional gift.
Can my business help support Panther Pride? Yes! There are Corporate sponsorships available at different levels that include many advertising opportunities. Please see the Corporate Sponsorship tab or contact Erin Cobb (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
If you want to join Panther Pride, please fill out the form below!