November 2014 Newsletter

November marks a season of Thanksgiving.
The PTO board would like to thank a special someone that does so much to help our school…you!  Our school is fantastic because of YOU! All our generous families that give time, attention, financial and community support…it’s because of you that we are successful.

We want you to know that we notice, and that we appreciate all that you do and all that you give. THANK YOU! 

PTO Fundraising – in the Spotlight!
We have a new page on our website that highlights a few of the simple ways you can help support Montclair. To see the many programs we have listed, go to

Coming up on Tuesday, November 18: Dough-4-Dollars at Pizzicato! Pizzicato will donate 20% of all sales, ALL DAY on November 18th! Can’t make it to Pizzicato on the 18th? No PROBLEM! We’ll be sending an order form home specifically for PIZZICATO GIFTCARD sales to be processed on the 18th. If you pre-order gift cards, the sale will be processed on the 18th and available for pickup at school on the 19th. Look for more information coming home this week.

Also new this month: the welcome addition of Scrip! What is Scrip and how can you participate? Scrip is regular pre-paid gift cards and paper gift certificates for a specific store, restaurant, or service that provides a discount to non-profits needing to raise funds. Scrip is a dollar for dollar exchange and costs supporters nothing, save the cost of the gift card. Our school receives the store discount as a profit. For instance, You can purchase $100 in Fred Meyer gift cards, and use the gift cards on regular purchases. Montclair receives $ 4 for your purchase. Each participating store sets the percentage earned. It’s an easy way for Montclair to earn money. Look for a Scrip form in your student’s backpack or print one from the link on our site on the Fundraising page.


The Harvest Festival was a great success!
Our school earned $361 from dinner sales and $171 in cash donations—amazing for a “free” event! Thank you so much to the coordinators and everyone who volunteered.


Montclair PTO