My name is Ali Ferriero and I am the chair of the Fundraising Committee for the PEF. Why do we need a Fundraising Committee? Did you know that in New Hampshire, charter schools are funded at about 40% of the rate that district schools receive? Some of the things that the PEF raises money to pay for are:
- Field trips
- Equipment for the school and school improvements
- Improving our kids’ play space
- Providing scholarships for enrichment activities
We hold a few stand-alone fundraisers throughout the year, including Spirit Wear, the Read-a-Thon, and our annual auction. In addition to these fundraisers, we have ongoing year-round programs to support our school, including the Stars of Polaris program, Scrip, and Amazon Smile. Scroll down for more information about the ongoing fundraisers. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me here.
Mark your calendar! Our Fourth Annual Auction will be Saturday, March 12th. This year, we’re making it bigger, and more fun! The evening will include dinner, dancing, and a live band. Stay tuned for more details!
You can help raise money for Polaris just by shopping! Join our Scrip program. Scrip is buying gift cards and using them like cash at places you already shop or dine, and for every card you buy, Polaris gets a donation. Go to our Scrip Page. For more information, contact our scrip coordinator, Daniela De Los Reyes.
Stars of Polaris supports both current school expenses and future capital expenses. For more about the Stars program, check out our Stars of Polaris page.
Amazon.com will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the PEF. Follow this link smiles.amazon.com/ch/45-5265005 to sign up. If you pay for Amazon purchases with scrip certificates, we get a double whammy!