Fundraising Opportunities

Welcome back students, parents and those new to Southwest!

Everyone on the PTO hopes you had a fun and relaxing summer! With the start of school, that means fundraisers are right around the corner. The PTO thought it would be helpful to give you an idea of what you can expect in fundraising for the upcoming school year.

SW Fall Fun Run  All students and teachers participate by running a “track” in the back of the school. This fundraiser accounts for nearly half of our school budget.  This fundraiser accounts for most of the PTO budget.

linkBox Tops for Education

The Box Tops program will also continue. They will be collected twice a year, once in December and the again in April, just like the Campbell’s soup labels. Last year the Box Tops earned Southwest over $1,000.00.

The PTO understands that fundraising isn’t always fun and can be overwhelming sometimes, but with your support, the PTO is able to sponsor many events and help with classroom funding. Below is a list of programs and activities that your fundraising dollars go to.

School Assemblies School Store Classroom magazines

Family Fun Nights Spirit Wear Holiday Gift Shop

Teacher start up money Family Fun Fest

Playground Equipment Fund Donuts with Dad School Beautification

Staff Appreciation Muffins with Mom

Field Day 5th Grade DVD Book Fair

Kindergarten Ice Cream Social Author Visits Grade level books