Financial contributions are vital to continuing the quality of education we want for our children. The cost of providing supplementary education and supplies for teachers, field trips and classroom programs really adds up. This is where the PTA helps supplement our school's budget for education. The funds that cover the PTA budget come from several sources:
Our annual Panther Fund plays the biggest role. Through Panther Fund, PTA pays for teachers' supplies, technology equipment, AxBW, new library books, PE and recess equipment, Social/Emotional Learning programs, and much more NOT paid for by the state or district. Contributions are tax-deductible, and 100% of Panther Fund donations go to our PTA, as opposed to selling gift wrap or popcorn where PTA would only receive a percentage of sales.
Donations and business sponsorships can be made on the Panther Fund website.
Spring Fling is our annual auction and party (for the parents!) held each spring to raise funds for our school. Items and services are donated by families and local businesses, and auction items are sold to the highest bidder. Each classroom donates a themed basket that the parents either contribute items to or fund with donations.
AmazonSmile is an easy way to give back to the school. When shopping online at Amazon, simply go to smile.amazon.com and choose "Bryker Woods Elementary" as the charity you wish to support. Once you've set it up, be sure to bookmark the page; each time you shop using this link, Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchase price to our school!
NEW! AmazonSmile is also available on the Amazon Shopping app (latest Android and iOS versions). In the app, you can find “AmazonSmile” listed in the Settings menu. From there, you can follow onboarding instructions to activate AmazonSmile on your device.
Bryker Woods Spirit Shop
The Spirit Shop operates occasionally at morning assembly and school events. Stop by to pick up your Bryker Woods t-shirts, water bottles, stickers and more! Proceeds go directly to the PTA.
You can also purchase items through our online Spirit Shop.