Our school is able to offer many additional services, tools and programs to our students thanks to the generous contributions of parents and local businesses. Your Serene Hills PTO works with the teachers and the school administration to identify needs and educational enhancements that require additional funding and uses your donations to meet as many of those requests as possible.
Below are the different school-wide activities that support fundraising for for our school. If you are interested in more information or volunteering for any of these activities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Fall Fun Run – this is the first of our two biggest fundraising events of the year. This exciting program provides character building, fun, and fitness for our students! The bonus is that the school benefits with the fundraising aspect.
Last year we raised over $75,000 for our school!
Pep rally Tuesday October 29th 2019
Fun Run Thursday November 7th 2019
Serene Hills Carnival on the Hill – this is the second of our two biggest fundraising events of the year and takes place in the Spring. Last year we raised over $50,000 thanks to our Serene Hills community of parents and volunteers!
Date: April 26, 2019 4PM – 8PM
Spirit Nights – Spirit Nights are held several times throughout the school year at local restaurants that support our community with a portion of meal proceeds going back to our school.
2018 Dates and Locations: 5/23 Orange Leaf Lakeway, 8/7 – Kinder Play Date @ HEB Table 620, 8/13 – Hat Creek (after Meet the Teacher)
More 2018/2019 dates coming soon!!
School Spirit Store – Our store sells Serene Hills branded products (water bottles, etc.) and common classroom supplies. We sell the merchandise at school during major school events and in the cafeteria during lunchtime the first Friday of every month. For a sample of our products and pricing, please see our catalog.
2018/2019 Dates: September 7th , October 12th , November 2nd , December 7th , February 1st , March 1st , April 5th , and May 3rd
Amazon Smile Program – AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You can choose from nearly one million organizations to support. Please Support Serene Hills Elementary PTO when you sign up for AmazonSmile.
Box Tops for Education – General Mills “Box Tops for Education” can be found everywhere, on a wide variety of items, including Huggies, Cottonelle, Ziploc, Betty Crocker and Pillsbury, General Mills, Yoplait yogurt, Juicy Juice, and many more. (For a full list of participating products, click here.) 10 TOPS = $1.00 for our school!! Simply clip the Box Tops cleanly along the dotted lines, being careful not to cut off the expiration date, and tape them to the forms. On the collection dates, turn them into your child’s teacher or the Box Top Box in the front entrance of the school.
Prizes for top collectors:
- The class in each grade with the most box tops for the year will win an Ice Cream Party and the teacher of that class will receive a gift card to Salon 810.
- The top 6 Box Top collectors (students) win gift cards to High 5
Collection Dates: October 13 , February 14
Randall’s Giving Program – Link your Randalls Remarkable Card to Serene Hills Elementary and our school will receive a donation from Randalls for 1% of our supporters’ total grocery purchases each quarter! Stop by the store Courtesy Booth to link your Remarkable Card to Charity #12317 with the Good Neighbor form or CLICK HERE to print the form at home.
iGive.com – The iGive button runs passively in the background of your web browser. You must start your shopping through the iGive button for SHE to get a donation. Donation percentages vary by merchant. This is a super easy way to earn money for our school doing something you already do.
- Go to igive.com.
- Create an account and choose Serene Hills PTO as your cause.
- Install the iGive button / browser extension.
- Add your favorite stores (Amazon, Walgreens, FTD) to the button menu.
- Click the button in your browser and choose a store to start shopping and earn money for the SHE PTO.