There are many ways to Get Involved in supporting your school.
Fundraising at Joaquin Miller is necessary to continue offering our children things we all consider essential to a good education - like teacher support, the library, P.E. and the computer lab. With the money we raise, these things and many more are available to our kids including:
- Teacher’s aides who support our teachers in the classroom directly
- Staff (not funded by the district) - including our librarian, physical education teacher and computer lab instructor
- Student field trips, assemblies and projects
- Computers and software
- Playground and P.E. equipment
- Classroom instructional material and books
- Teacher workshops
- Design and maintenance of the garden in the front of the school
- And so much more
The Kids Come First Campaign kicks off our fundraising efforts each year and it's important that parents donate directly to the fund during fall registration. These donations keep essential services going throughout the school year. If you’d rather not donate a lump sum, we also offer a monthly recurring donation option that will spread your general fund donation throughout the year.
To donate, please enter the following information and click the PayPal Donate button. You will be taken to PayPal's secure processing where you can choose a one-time or monthly recurring donation. The Joaquin Miller PTA is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization, all donations are tax deductible.
The Fall Auction, the Pumpkin Patch, the Joaq-A-Thon and the Spring Raffle are our principal fundraising events during the year. We count on you to attend and spend at these fun and popular events. Contact any member of the PTA board to express your interest in volunteering to help make these events an even greater success.
Many employers offer gift matching to approved non-profits like Joaquin Miller. Please check whether this is something that your employer offers as these additional funds are an easy way to double your contribution to our annual expenses. Matching gifts can be requested for any contribution you make - checks you write, and even sponsorships such as a Joaq-A-Thon pledge.
To see if your company participates, ask your HR contact. To request a matching gift, fill out the form on your corporate web site or request one from your HR contact. If you are having trouble or have any questions please contact the PTA Treasurer.
Amazon, Scrip & BoxTop Fundraising
If you are an Amazon customer then be sure to select Joaquin Miller Elementary PTA as your charity of choice on smile.amazon.com and do all your shopping starting with that link.
We also participate in eScrip and Boxtops for Education, more info at these links: