Come and help us celebrate our 15th anniversary! Join us for Family Fun On The Farm which is being held on May 11, 2013 from 4:00-8:00pm at the K & S Farm in Sheridan, IN. You may register in person at the school via the pdf form linked below or you may pay online via our website at www.celebratecms.com. We hope to see you there!
The Great Lakes Scrip Center acts on behalf of schools and other organizations to purchase large amounts of gift cards from grocery stores, department stores and other retailers. Each retailer donates a percentage of the value of the card back to the organization purchasing the gift cards. The beauty of Scrips is that we don't have to ask you to spend extra money to help support us, you buy gift cards for retailers where you would normally spend money.
We would like to challenge each family to choose one often-used destination (supermarket, store, restaurant, gas station, etc.) and be dedicated to using SCRIPS at that destination versus your normal method of payment (at Mandy's house, they are going to try to use SCRIPS for all gas purchases and Wal-Mart groceries). SCRIPS offers a variety of gift cards for many of your favorite vendors and they also offer Visa and American Express gift cards which can be used just about anywhere! What will your family choose??? Please see the text below from Elizabeth Finney for an excerpt of how her family is considering the use of SCRIPS in their family budget!
"Hey, I just went through and tried to figure out how much I'd spend in food, gas, eating out once a week, a little cushion of Starbucks, a JoAnn's card in case I need to buy stuff for the hayride, a couple of Kohl's cards in case I have to buyclothes, an Ace card for a home improvement project (I know there will be at least one...) and a Borders card for those ever-present Borders needs...and, it comes out to $875.00, or $38.30 for the school!
It's all an estimate for me so I feel as though there will be money left on these cards at the end of the month...but, it's sort of a fascinating take on the old budget plan of putting your money into envelopes, you know? Where you can only spend shoe money out of the Shoe envelope, for instance. So, if I do that for 10 months, (I know it will go up at the holidays) but let's say $38 a month, that's $380 (for the school) with just a little bit of a pain in the neck for me to remember to bring the cards and eat at the pre-ordained restaurants....And we'll see how it plays out. A couple of our restaurants aren't on the list and I'm going to have to go to Marsh once in a while...on the other hand, I didn't have to ask anyone for money! Which as you know is kind of huge for me!" - Elizabeth Finney
There are three easy ways to purchase SCRIPS:
- Print out an order form, select the cards and denominations you would like, total it up and write a check to CMS. Send the completed form and check into the school office with your child during the morning car line.
- Go to www.shopwithscrip.com and create an account with SCRIPS (since we can't post our school code please call or email Mrs. Hany and she will pass it on to you). Select the gift cards and denominations you wish. Submit your order. Send a check written to CMS in to the office with your child during car line.
- Complete the above process but sign up with Presto Pay to have your bank card automatically debited the amount of your purchase. There is a $.38 convience fee each time you process an order using Presto Pay. You do not have to use Presto Pay even if you have registered for it. You will have a choice to use it or not each time you place an order.
We will be submitting orders every two weeks starting on September 8th (a Tuesday due to Labor Day). The order will go in by 10am each ordering day and we should receive the gift cards within two business days (order on Tuesday, delivered on Thursday). Click on the link below to view the Shop With SCRIP Family User Guide.
Box Tops for Education
Box Tops for Education makes it easy to help our school earn the extra cash it needs. Box Tops can be found on many items in your local grocery store. All you have to do is cut them off and send them into school with your child. Our school will collect all the Box Tops and mail them in. Twice each year, Box Tops will send a check to our school for each Box Top redeemed, up to $20,000 per year!
Each Box Top is worth $.10 in cash! With your participation and maybe that of friends and family as well, we can earn some big bucks for our school! Please visit the Box Tops website at www.btfe.com to see a complete list of participating products and to print coupons!
Target Credit Card
Target provides a wonderful way for families to raise funds for our school. It is super easy and all you have to do is use your Target Visa or Target Card. We will receive a percentage of the amount of each purchase in the form of a cash donation from Target through the Take Charge of Education program. It's easy. Just visit target.com/tcoe, or call 1-800-316-6142 to designate our school. So if you are going to Target anyway, please consider using your Target Visa or Target Card. Big thanks to those who are already participating, our last check from Target was for $90!
Marsh Shopper Card
The Marsh "Fresh Ideas for Education" program is designed to help us earn much needed educational equipment for our school such as art materials and playground equipment. Visit the Marsh website at www.marsh.net and click on the Fresh Ideas for Education link. It will prompt you to register your card number. Community Montessori's school code is 36976. Marsh card numbers can also be turned in to the office and Mrs. Hany will register them for you. After you register your card our school we will automatically receive credit each time you shop! If you have friends or family who also shop with Marsh encourage them to register their cards with our school as well!
Meijer Shopper Card
Sign up, shop at Meijer and pay with your linked Meijer Credit Card OR pay with cash or your PIN-based debit card with your Meijer 1 Card, and earn cash back for our organization! Apply online for Meijer Community Rewards at www.Meijer.com/rewards. You will receive a Meijer 1 Card to be used with cash or a PIN-based debit card for Meijer Rewards. Community Montessori's school code is 179816. Please encourage friends and family to register their cards to our school!
Campbell's Labels for Education
Campbell's Labels for Education has been awarding free educational equipment to schools in exghange for proofs of purchase from the Campbell family of brands. All you have to do is clip off the proofs of purchase and send them in to the school office with your child in an envolope or plastic bag marked with their name. We can redeem our points throughout the year for great products that we use everyday such as art supplies, office supplies and playground equipment. Please visit Campbell's website at www.labelsforeducation.com/participating-products.aspx to see listing of products worth points!
Use www.goodsearch.com instead of Google and Ping for all your search needs. When you enter their website you will see a button that says "Who do you search for?" Enter in Community Montessori School - Fishers. We will automatically begin earning money for each search you do.