FundraisingThe PTA depends entirely upon fundraising throughout the school year to carry out all the wonderful activities and programs it offers. Many of the following are 'easy' fundraisers...the school gets money for things you routinely purchase. Our school could be getting much more from these fundraisers. Please look into how you can help your child's school and the PTA by supporting the fundraisers. Ask friends and relatives to also sign up on behalf of Guilderland Elementary School. THANK YOU!!
DonationsDonations are always appreciated. Simply make a check out to 'GES PTA' and send it to school in an envelope marked 'PTA Treasurer'. Thank you!
School Spirit Bags and T-ShirtsThat's right get into the school spirit, with a red sports sack and a COOL SCHOOL T-SHIRT in red tie dye! Check out the Apparel page for more information.
Points ProgramsTarget's Take Charge of Education pays 1% of purchases to the PTA each year in the form of a check. You can apply for a check card or visa credit card in any Target store or on the Target website. You need to select 'Guilderland Elementary School' as the school you wish to support.
The Tools for Schools program (through the Advantage Card) gives a percentage of grocery store purchases to schools in the form of educational equipment. In previous years, our school has received computers, cassette recorders, a laminating system, physical education equipment, musical instruments and much more. This program runs every year from from July 31 to March 31. Inquire about the Advantage Card at any Price Chopper store, or obtain one directly from the Price Chopper website, which is www.pricechopper.com. Our school code of 15788 is required for registration. If you enrolled prior to August 2010, a one-time re-registration is required for the 2011-2012 program. The flyer from Price Chopper is here. Visit http://www2.pricechopper.com/toolsforschools to register.
Purchase participating products at any Hannaford store from Sept. 3 to Dec. 3 and GES will earn dollars to purchase equipment and supplies! Place your receipts in the GES box located in the front of the Hannaford store on Route 20, or send them to school in an envelope labeled “Hannaford Helps”.
BoxTops for Education. Look for these small symbols on many General Mills and other products at your grocery store. Collect them and send them to school in an envelope marked 'PTA Boxtops' any time, or place them in the specially marked bin at school. Contact John Dempsey if you have any questions.
Labels for Education - Look for these products at your grocery store. Everything from Campbell's soups, Pepperidge Farm, Prego, V8 Products, Swanson to Chunky Soups contain a symbol or UPC code you can save, as specified. Collect them and send them to school in an envelope marked 'PTA Boxtops' any time, or place them in the specially marked bin at school. Contact John Dempsey if you have any questions.
$CHOOL BUCK$ - Bring your original cash register receipts from any Colonie Center store to the mall’s Guest Services Desk and GES will earn 5 points for every dollar you spend. You must bring the receipts within 60 days of the purchase date. The program runs from Aug. 1 to June 1. The top ten schools receive a monetary prize.