The Byron Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) raises funds to support activities for all four schools in the district, including field trips, activities, curriculum and equipment purchases district funds do not cover.
Dates: March 9th – March 19, 2020 (Envelopes Due March 19th)
Who is donating?
Each BPS, BIS and BMS student will be asked to bring home an envelope and an email will be sent district-wide asking for donations from each student/family. Students are to please return the envelope with or without a donation to be included/counted towards class participation. BHS parents/guardians will receive an email
What if a family has multiple children at various buildings?
Each student should return the envelope, but mark that the money was sent with another student in the famil.
How much? Any amount is welcome, and the district goal is $40,000.
What do we do with the envelopes if donating online?
Students should mark on the envelope a donation was made online and return it to the classroom.
Should students go door-to-door to ask for donations?
Going door to door is what we are trying to avoid for parents and students. We know there are so many other things we ask of our friends, neighbors and family members. However, it is not restricted and families are welcome to be creative to contribute to the FUNdrive.
Do you accept credit cards?
Yes, we do allow for donations online, via GoFundMe - charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/byronfundrive, also linked on the Byron PTO Facebook page, and the PTO website (see above).Checks are also accepted and can be made out to Byron PTO. Cash is also welcome.
Are there prizes this year?
The incentive is not to raise more money than others, the incentive is for all to participate to keep individual contribution needs low. We will draw randomly for prizes from teh returned envelopes.
BPS/BIS - students receive a small prize for returning the envelope. There are drawings for stuffies out of returned envelopes and the class (one per building) who has the highest return rate received a pizza party! If there is more than one class with the same return rate, we'll draw for a winner.
BMS - students receive a small prize for returning the envelope. We will draw for a $50 VISA gift card from the returned envelopes and the Bears class with the highest return rate will receive a pizza party!
BHS - we will draw for 10 various gift cards (movies, DQ, Kwik Trip) from the returned envelopes and one Grad Prize of a $50 VISA gift card.
Also - don't forget the Money War between BMS and BHS - the building that raises the most money wins a half day of fun at school!