Washington Open Elementary School

WOPFG Fundraising Activities

The Washington Open Parent Faculty Group (WOPFG) organizes the following fundraising activities. The money is used to support the whole child learning programs that are integral to our school. We strive to select fundraisers that are fun, easy, increase our sense of community, do not require students to sell merchandise and have minimal financial burden to families. Please review the fundraising options below and decide which ones work best for your family. Questions? Suggestions? Contact the Ways & Means parent on the executive board.

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There are two ways to earn money from Amazon when you shop:

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  • Go to http://www.AmazonSmile.com and select "Washington Open Parent Faculty Group" as your charitable organization. That's it! Next time you shop at Amazon use the http://Smile.Amazon.com link and 0.5% of your eligible purchases will automatically be donated to our school.  

Annual Auction

Our annual auction, held every November, is our largest source of fundraising income and a really FUN community event! The success of this event depends upon the donations (cash or new products) from families at the beginning of the school year. Each classroom has auction representatives to help you. If you work for a company that matches school donations, this is an easy way to double your donation!

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Cut out the box tops from General Mills products and turn them in to the box in the office or your classroom. Each box top is worth ten cents and our school earns approximately $300/year.

cafepresslogo.png Purchase a variety of products (t-shirts, mugs, keychains and more!) with the WO logo. All proceeds are donated to the school.

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Enroll your credit and debit cards in the e-scrip program and a percentage of your qualifying purchase costs are automatically donated to our school at no cost to you. Simple enrollment instructions at: WO Scrip Program page.

lenovologo.jpg Lenovo offers discounts on its entire product line and gives our school a percentage of the sale.

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Pick up a free Lucky and SaveMart S.H.A.R.E.S card at the school scrip table. Use it whenever you shop at Lucky and SaveMart Supermarkets and up to 3% of the cost of your qualifying purchases are donated automatically to our school at no cost to you.

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Our school's second largest fundraiser! Scrip is gift cards that we purchase at a discount from Great Lakes Scrip and sell to you at face value. Create your account at ShopWithScrip.com with your email address and the WOPFG enrollment code: 1EB4LCCE9L55

 

There are three ways to purchase scrip:

1) Online at ShopWithScrip.com and pick-up your order at the scrip table at school. Must pay with Presto-Pay (Instructions for enrolling in Presto-Pay) You'll be notified when your order is ready. Orders are usually ready within a day or two, unless the item is out of stock

2) Use the ScripNow section of  ShopWithScrip.com to get instant e-gift cards sent to your email. (Great for movie tickets and last minute items!)

3) At the scrip table. Only checks and cash (exact change) accepted.

 

Notes:

  • The scrip table is located in the school courtyard near the sandbox. Open Wednesday, 30 minutes before and after school.
  • Most scrip cards that have been purchased at school can also be reloaded online at ShopWithScrip.com.
  • New for 2013!  All scrip profit is donated towards field trip costs in the following year's budget, for all grades.

For more details on the Scrip program, see the Scrip Program page

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Register your Target Redcard at https://www-secure.target.com/redcard/tcoe/enroll School ID: 111152 and 1% of your qualifying purchase costs will be automatically donated to our school at no cost to you every time you shop with your Target Redcard. 

 

Additional Fundraisers:

Corporate Matching:

If the company you work for provides donation matching, request a matching donation to “Washington Open Parent Faculty Group”, for the donations that you made during the auction and/or the school year. 

Community Dining Events:

On selected dates, a local restaurant will donate up to 20% of their sales towards our school. Dates and locations will be announced in the Wednesday bulletin throughout the year.

Used Book Sale:

Once a year, families donate their used books, games, DVDs and videos from home. They are sold in the cafeteria and the proceeds are donated to the school. (Date of the book drop-off and sale will be announced in the Wednesday bulletin.)

Used Printer Cartridges:

Drop off your used ink or laser cartridges in bin in the office copy room. Parent volunteers take them to Staples and the funds are used to purchase school office supplies.

Walk-a-thon, Scholastic Book Faire and more! These fundraisers are managed by Washington Open. Learn more at: http://woe-scusd-ca.schoolloop.com/fundraising