PTA Fundraising and Donations

If the world could run on good intentions, our school would have a surplus of all the things necessary to give our students the education they deserve!  Unfortunately, the real world sometimes requires cash and the Patterson PTA works hard to find new, innovative ways to raise money for the school's necessities.  
Some of the fundraising events are for a short period of time, while others are year-long, but there is a fundraiser for every family and every budget level!  Please make your best effort to participate in one or more of these events; the money is use to directly impact the quality of Patterson Elementary. 
If you would prefer to make a direct cash donation to Patterson PTA, please write your check to "Patterson PTA".  If you require information for tax purposes (Patterson PTA is a non-profit organization), please contact a PTA Board member and they will be happy to assist you!
Seasonal Fundraisers
The annual Patterson Panther Prowl is a healthy and enjoyable way for your student to support their school and earn prizes for themselves and their families! Students have donors pledge to pay them a certain amount  for every lap they complete or make a flat donation for participation.  On event day, students have fun walking the laps with their friends and classmates and being cheered on by family, friends and Patterson staff.  Students and families receive prizes for participating, number of laps, and for donations.  If you are interested in participating or volunteering to help on or before the event, please look for more information in the winter and spring Tuesday Folders and on the Patterson PTA Facebook and e-mail groups.
The PTA holds an annual sale of See's Candy for the winter and spring holiday seasons.  The candy is sold by order list in the Tuesday Folder and delivered in time for the holidays, saving you a trip to the mall, as well as helping the school!  Please remember to check you Tuesday folders in late fall and in late winter for the order inserts.
Year-Long Fundraisers
Scrip (eScrip and Lucky S.H.A.R.E.S. and Raley's)
Terracycle (recycling CapriSun and chip bags and Lunchable containers)

If you prefer to buy only what you need, there is a way to help Patterson through your regular purchases.  Box Tops For Education is a program that allows you to earn money for your school through regular grocery items.  You must collect the Box Tops logo from participating products and have your student turn them in to school in a labeled envelope (student name, Room number, teachers name).  Each logo is worth 10 cents and participating products include items, such as Viva paper towel, Scott paper products, Betty Crocker brownie mix, Bisquik pancake mix, Cheerios cereal, and many, many more.  Click here to see a complete list of products.  The Box Tops for Education website offers many helpful shopping discounts and contests that can help earn more money for Patterson.


Please make sure to only cut out and save the Box Top Label.  Other parts of the package, such as the title, Betty Crocker points (which look similar to the logo), or UPC codes will not qualify.  Also, if you know anyone who would like to clip them off their products and give them to you to turn in, please ask them to assist us in our goal of reaching over $1,000 this year!