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Fundraising

Fundraising Overview

The DVMS PFC is a 501(c)3 non-profit education foundation (federal tax ID #68-0304947). All donations are tax deductible.

Dollar A Day and Academic Booster Funds:

The DVMS PFC does not ask parents to contribute to multiple fundraisers per year. Our sole source of funds is our Dollar a Day and Academic Booster funds. You can easily make online donations for both fundraisers. Make a one-time gift or spread your donation out over the year! For the price of a few lattes a month, you can make sure your child has the educational resources they deserve.  We’re so grateful for the generosity of families who contribute to the Dollar a Day and Academic Booster funds, but currently, only about one-third of our families make any contribution to these funds. Imagine what we could do for our students if EVERY family contributed, at whatever level they could afford! Every dollar makes a difference.

Every single student benefits from funds raised by the PFC. The more we raise, the more resources we can provide your child. Here’s how you can help:

 

1) The Education Enhancement “Dollar a Day” Campaign:

Especially in these times of drastic budget cuts which have cut crucial educational resources, we need our DVMS families to step up and help up bridge the gap between what our district will fund and what our students need to be well-prepared for high school. Examples of items funded by the PFC are:

 

  • Technology purchases and upgrades: iPads for teachers, Chromebooks and Smart Boards in every classroom, new cameras for the Yearbook class
  • Student assemblies, presentations, and educational resources: Smart Start, Career Day, Astronomy Night, Anti-Bullying resources, Practicing gratitude & grit, Do the Right Thing program, Odyssey of the Mind academic enrichment program
  • Band program: band trip scholarships, instrument repair and maintenance
  • Campus beautification projects: flower beds, new benches, student-led garden
  • Supplemental funding for extra math sections funded through the Academic Booster Fund
  • Parent Education resources such as social media presentations
  • Supplemental Classroom supplies and funding for special classroom projects

 

The suggested donation for the Dollar a Day campaign is $180 per student, but we are grateful for whatever amount you can give.

 

 

2) Academic Booster Fund:

Since the fall of 2013, funds raised from the Academic Booster Fund have enabled us to add extra math sections that have reduced the average class size from 35 to 25 students.  Your students are now receiving much more individualized attention and will be better prepared for the rigors of high school math.

We need to continue to provide this tremendous support to our students. Without continued support, we will go back to classes of 35 students or more. Remember, every extra section reduces student numbers in ALL classes!

The suggested donation to Academic Booster fund is $75 per student, but again, any amount is greatly appreciated!

 

Here are some other easy and no-cost ways to support DVMS & the Parent Faculty Club:

Employer Matching Contributions: Many employers offer a donation matching program which can double your contribution to the PFC. Contact your HR or community relations department to find out if your employer participates and obtain any forms you need to request the match. Contact Heidi Brown at heidsterr@yahoo.com or Christy Sinclaire at christine@cgsrealtor.com with questions.

To search a list of matching companies please visit: https://doublethedonation.com/matching-grant-resources/list-matching-gifts-companies/.

 

Amazon Smile: If you're shopping on Amazon don't forget to login through Amazon Smile. When you start your shopping at http://smile.amazon.com/ch/68-0304947, you'll find the same low prices from Amazon with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Diablo View PFC. Once you have setup DVMS PFC as your designated charity, from then on, as long as you go to smile.amazon.com for your future Amazon shopping, DVMS PFC will continue to receive those contributions

 

Box Tops for Education donates 10 cents to the PFC for every box top submitted, so keep clipping those box tops and watch for news about when to submit them at school! There is a collection box in the office and there will be occasional homeroom contests where the class which collects the most box tops can win fun rewards.

 

eScrip: eScrip donates to the PFC each time you shop online or in person at participating stores and restaurants like Lucky's, Lunardi’s, SaveMart, Diablo Foods, Food Maxx and many more. Go to www.escrip.com to register your credit and debit cards, sign up for the eScrip dining program, and visit the online mall to earn for our school while you shop online. Use group ID# 137683223 for DVMS PFC.  Note that even though Safeway no longer participates in eScrip, there are still many other stores and restaurants who do, so please maintain your eScrip account!

 

Kelly Moore Paint donates a portion of their sales to the DVMS PFC every time you purchase paint from their store. Simply mention DVMS PFC when you are shopping.

 

Sports Basement Discount AND Donation!: When you shop at Sports Basement, mention DVMS and you’ll get a 10% discount, plus they will donate another 10% of your purchase back to the PFC! 

If you have any questions about fundraising programs at DVMS, please email Heidi Brown at heidsterr@yahoo.com or Christy Sinclaire at christine@cgsrealtor.com.