Dear Dixon Parent:
We hope you and your family are doing well and staying safe in this difficult time. This school year does not look like any of us hoped for, but your Dixon PTO has plans in place to make this year special for our students and the faculty and staff taking care of them every day, both virtually and in-person. Please read this email for more details.
Fall Fundraiser Update: Each year the PTO has fixed expenses that do not change from year-to-year. These expenses include assignment notebooks, folders, and various programs that take place throughout the school year, even in a modified format. This year, one of our largest expenses will be taking care of our teachers and school staff by providing meals and gifts and cards for special occasions.
The primary source of income each year is our Fall Fundraiser. In the past we've done fun-runs, bounce houses, and sold merchandise. Kids typically received rewards and/or trinkets based on how much they raised. These options are not viable for this year. At our first PTO meeting we discussed how to best approach fundraising this year. The one thing we kept coming back to was, when asked, Dixon families always answer the call and have been extremely generous toward our school.
So here it is, we need to raise $15,000 via fundraising this year so we do not operate at a loss. That's less than $30 per student. We understand COVID has hit some families harder than others. We're asking each family to give what they can. If we are able to raise the entire $15,000 we have budgeted for the 2020-2021 school year, we won't need to host an additional fundraiser in the Spring. If not, we will explore other opportunities at that time. (SIDE NOTE: Please don't make me do that!)
Our goal is to close out our Fall Fundraiser by Friday, November 9th. We are asking you and your family to consider supporting Dixon PTO by donating one of two ways.
1. Via PayPal using this link or scan QR code below so we can reduce the amount of mail our office staff needs to go through. Simply click on this link
and follow the instructions:
2. If you are unable to donate via PayPal, please consider mailing a check to the school versus putting it in your child's folder so less people will need to handle it. The address is Dixon Elementary PTO, 2400 Pilgrim Square Drive, Brookfield, WI 53005
Finally, it is our hope to make every effort to stay connected as a school since we are unable to be physically present together during this time. Stay tuned for reimagined events. If you have any questions about the PTO, suggestions for staying connected, or if you just want to know more about the programs we support, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'm happy to answer any questions you may have. (Correct answers for those who donated.)
Dixon Elementary is truly an amazing school and that's because of families like yours. Thank you for your continued support of our students, our teachers, and our staff.
Sara Monty Dixon Elementary PTO President