The primary goal of the PTO is to enrich and supplement the education and experience of all Thompson students during their time at the school through enrichment and events. In order to support these goals, the PTO must raise money through direct donations and fundraising. The PTO anticipates spending $100 per student throughout the year; every donation helps! On behalf of the Thompson PTO and all of the students at the Thompson School, thank you very much! We are all grateful for your support.
Here’s how you can help the PTO:
2016-2017 Direct Donation Drive
Unlike some PTO fundraisers where only a portion of the proceeds from your purchase goes to the PTO, your financial contribution today will go directly into the PTO budget. While the other fundraisers certainly help, your direct donation ensures that 100% of your intended support goes to those activities that enhance our children’s school experience.Did you know that this year you may be able to double your donation without any additional cost to you? The Thompson PTO is now a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization! Many companies will match tax-deductible contributions made by their employees and some will provide matching funds to support employee volunteer hours. Most of these programs match contributions dollar for dollar, and some will even double or triple the amount of your gift! Check with your employer to see if you have a matching gift program!
The Arlington Community Card
The Arlington Community Card is Thompson’s most important fundraiser that raises nearly a third of our entire budget. The card offers amazing deals at over 30 local shops & restaurants and helps us raise money beyond the parent community. This card provides discounts at your local stores and restaurants for an entire year beginning each September. In addition to purchasing your own card, we rely on the parent community to help sell the card to friends and neighbors. The 2016-2017 cards are here! Click “Buy Now” to purchase one online today!
Shop now with Amazon to Support the PTO!
You can support Thompson with every purchase at Amazon by starting your shopping off at the Thompson PTO website. Just click the banner to go Amazon and shop as usual. Thompson will earn between 4% and 15% of your purchase at no additional cost to you. Click here for frequently asked questions about this program.
Bring your box tops to Thompson!
Clip box top coupons from hundreds of participating products and bring them to Thompson. Each box top is worth 10¢. Click on the image to learn more about this program.