JOIN THE GARDNER GIVE!
Formerly known as Annual Giving, our school relies on the funds from this campaign to pay for the amazing music, garden, yoga, art and p.e. programs that our kids have on a weekly (or twice weekly!) basis, as they are not provided by LAUSD. You can give in one annual payment or monthly and it’s simple to set up a payment plan throughout the year. Please fill out the pledge form in this packet or pay securely online at www.gardnerstreetschool.org/donate-now/.
GIVE AN EXTRA DONATION IF YOU CAN OR USE MATCHING FUNDS
If you have the means to contribute more than the suggested amount it would be greatly appreciated and extremely helpful for families who may not be able to give as much. Some employers offer to match donations at no extra cost to you.
VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME TO OUR SCHOOL
You can get involved with various committees on campus or help out on one of our beautification days. If you have an extra hour in the morning after drop off, or any other extra time, check in with your teacher to see if they need any extra help.
VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME TO OUR FUNDRAISING EVENTS
There are key fundraisers throughout the year that depend on the work and dedication of our parents in order to be successful. These events are always a great way for parents and kids to come together and work as a community. If you have specific expertise or just want to lend a hand, let us know! Our major fundraisers are:
• Gardner Give Campaign
• Gardner Glow Dance Party
• Halloween Carnival
SIGN UP FOR OUR “COMMUNITY CASH” MERCHANT REWARDS PROGRAMS
You can earn money for our school when shopping at Ralphs and on Amazon.com. Bring in Box Tops or sign up to receive fresh produce delivery through Farm Fresh to You – to find out more visit gardnerstreetschool.org and click “Get Involved”.
USE YOUR CONNECTIONS
Do you work with a vendor that can donate food or beverages to an event? Do you frequent a local business that would like to become a sponsor? Think about all the connections you have and reach out and see if they can help. Contact us if you have connections ready to help out.
BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY TO “BEAUTIFICATION DAYS” AND PITCH IN
On a couple of days each year, we encourage all our families to come show our school some love. Whether you are digging in the garden or wielding a paintbrush, it’s always fun when more people get involved.
COME TO SCHOOL MEETINGS, BACK-TO-SCHOOL NIGHTS AND OPEN HOUSE
Attending meetings is important and it is an opportunity to hear directly from our Principal about our school. You can ask questions, voice your opinion and make suggestions on how to better our school.
GET OTHER PARENTS INVOLVED
Talk about upcoming events, rally for people to attend or ask other people for help on a project you’re leading. It’s more fun when everyone helps out.
COME TO FAMILY DINNER NIGHTS
Take a break from cooking - join other Gardner Street School families and eat, socialize and have fun. Participating restaurants will give a portion of these proceeds back to FoG – plus the kids always have fun!