In this issue:
PAC meeting: Thursday October 18th, 7pm in the learning commons. Guest speaker.
Grade 8 Families: opportunity to donate funds or services to year-end celebration
Fundraise with FundScrip: Buy gift cards for yourself and others and also raise money.
Grade 8 Farewell News
To All Grade 8 Families,
Mark your calendars! The Grade 8 Farewell is in the planning stages and is booked for Monday, June 24. In previous years, the grade 8 students and parents have planned various fundraising events throughout the year in an effort to raise money for the Grade 8 farewell. Before we plan for these types of fundraising events, we would like to give grade 8 families an opportunity to donate money or services to the year-end farewell. Once we determine how much money is raised through donations we can then determine how much money is further needed to be fundraised. Please click here to download the form for more information!
Gift Card Fundraiser
Please consider helping our school raise funds by using FundScrip, which is a fundraising program that lets you raise funds simply by purchasing gift cards online for your everyday shopping (i.e. groceries, gas, gifts and household items). When you purchase a $100 grocery gift card, you receive the $100 card, but in addition, a percentage is donated to our fundraising campaign! Gift cards will be sent directly to your home for your convenience, so get your holiday shopping done now, online, and be stress free for the holidays!
WHICH GIFT CARDS ARE AVAILABLE?
There are over 152 retailers to choose from... Here’s a small sample:
Staples -3%, Walmart-2%, Pier 1 Imports-5%, Home Depot-3%, Thrifty Foods-2%, Boston Pizza-5%, Esso-2%, Red Robins-7%, Canadian Tire-4%, Winners-6%, Starbucks-5%, Chapters-5%, Cineplex-4%...and many more!
HOW DO I SIGN UP?
1. Visit www.fundscrip.com
2. Click the Support A Group button to enter your information and the invitation code: SNN4XE
3. Click the link in the confirmation email you will receive to complete your registration
4. Once registered, be sure to add your home address to receive your gift cards right to your door! (*note: In order to keep shipping costs to a minimum, you can order up to 4 cards in one order, valued under $500, then shipping will be by Lettermail for only $0.95, and you can order as many times as you like because we will be running this fundraising campaign for the entire school year, no due dates…order at your own convenience)
5. There are 3 payment methods to choose from:
Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)
Direct debit from your account.
Donations are reduced by 1.99%
Online Bill Payment
No fees. Funds must be received by FundScrip prior to processing. (please allow 3 business days) simply add “Fundstream/FundScrip” as a payee in your online banking
This is a fundraiser that we will keep going all year, so you can make your gift card purchases at your own convenience. It’s a great time to start thinking of gift ideas, stocking stuffers, teacher’s gifts, friends, co-workers, etc. It’s super easy to get started and purchase online, but if you have any questions feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your support!
Dear all parents and guardians,
Thursday October 18, 2018 at 7:00 pm is the monthly PAC meeting for Royal Oak.
We will have guest speaker Allison Nelson-Bruce from the United Way to speak about BC211 a free, confidential telephone, texting and online referral services that connects individuals to over 13,000 community, social, non-clinical health, and government services.
We will also go over the budget and teacher requests.
Hope to see you there.