Fundraising

The PTSO raises funds to pay for Student Planners, provide Tappan T-shirts to all incoming 6th grade students, and to sponsor the Tappan Garden and events such as the 8th grade promotion celebration. The PTSO also funds grants to teachers and staff to help replace district funding which has been reduced in recent years. Grants have been given to purchase classroom technology such as headphones, cameras, and Nook tablets; subscribe to educational magazines and websites; replace old gym equipment; host guest musicians; purchase tickets to attend theater performances; and to renew Media Center reference materials

We appreciate your family's participation in the following fundraising activities!



Dues and Donations

Dues are strictly voluntary. Annual dues of $25 per family is suggested. Donations are also welcome. Monetary contributions to the PTSO help underwrite PTSO activities and reduce the amount of fundraising that is necessary to maintain our programs. Dues and donations are tax-deductible. You can donate online or write a check and submit it to the school along with the PTSO dues form.


Annual Magazine Fundraiser

The annual magazine sale that raises funds for the Tappan field trip budget takes place in the fall. This fundraiser is not a PTSO sponsored event but is run by the school to raise funds so that all students may attend their grade based field trips regardless of financial need.  The vendor is Great American Opportunities.  Information packets and order slips are sent home via backpack mail.


School Store

The Tappan School Store, located on the first floor near the cafeteria, is after school three days a week from 2:56pm until about 3:15pm. The store sells spirit wear and healthy snacks and drinks. Profits from sales go to the PTSO.


PTO Thrift Shop

Throughout the year we will be participating in the Support Your School (SYS) fundraisers at the Ann Arbor PTO Thrift Shop. Here is how it works: For every $5.00 spent, shoppers earn a token and put the token(s) in the Tappan jar. Based on the total number of tokens in the jar at the end of the fundraiser, the school will earn a percentage of $1000. Watch the Thursday Thing for information on upcoming Support Your School fundraisers.

The PTO Thrift Shop is a great way to give to our schools - you can shop and donate your used items, all the while giving to your child's education.


Grocery Scrip Program

Local and online stores donate to the Tappan PTSO up to 5% of the amount you spend at their stores. This is a great way to support your school while doing your shopping. Best of all, there is absolutely no cost to you, the shopper! Questions? Please contact Courtney McCreadie at cmccreadie@tappanptso.org.

AmazonSmile

Shop Amazon online with the following link https://smile.amazon.com/ch/38-6066224 and the Tappan PTSO will automatically be selected as your donation charity. Bookmark the link so that you always support Tappan PTSO when you shop on Amazon. For eligible purchases at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the customer’s selected charitable organization.

Arbor Farms Market

It's super easy to support Tappan when you shop at Arbor Farms Market! Just tell the cashier you would like the scrip credit for your purchase to go to Tappan Middle School.  Arbor Farms donates 3% of the purchase to Tappan.

Busch's

Provide your Busch’s MyWay phone number or key tag at the register and receive credit. It's that easy!  Sign into your MyWay account at Buschs.com/MyWay and select “Cash for Education” from the drop down menu underneath your name to add your organization selections. (Don’t have a MyWay account? Sign up at buschs.com.) Choose the  Tappan PTSO to support for each quarter. Participants will be required to re-enroll on an annual basis.  Reminder: You must have a valid email address and opt-in to receive emails to participate in this program. You can check this information under My Account > Account Overview when logged into MyWay. Busch's will contribute up to the Tappan PTSO based on our percentage of the total participants’ spending. Busch’s limits a participating organization’s earned rewards to a maximum of $5,000 quarterly and a participant can raise up to $300 quarterly.

Kroger Community Rewards

Register your Kroger Plus Card online at www.krogercommunityrewards.com. Click the Create an Account button.  Tappan PTSO is organization #82395. Don't have a Kroger Plus Card? You can get one at the Kroger Customer Service Desk. Cards must be re-registered annually in May. Kroger will donate to the PTSO based on our percentage of the total participants’ spending.