Unfortunately, California schools are not funded well enough to cover all the programs, supplies or activities we would like to provide for ALL our children. Due to a downturn in the economy and other factors, we are facing very tight school budgets. California has the largest student population in the nation, with the most diverse needs, yet we are 46th in the nation in per pupil funding. The PTA tries to help by raising funds in a variety of ways listed below.
More for Mohr Cash Donations ProgramWant to see 100% of your donation go directly to the school? Then this program is for you! You are able to participate in this fully tax-deductible program during the Walk-In-Registration process for your convenience, or can send donations to the PTA any time during the year. Suggested donation is $100 per family. For more information about More for Mohr, contact PTA President Beth Gallagher.
Shopping PartnersThe following programs provide over $10,000 to Mohr each year, at NO COST to you! You can help by signing up for one or all of them!
E-SCRIP - Register your Safeway and/or credit cards on-line at www.escrip.com. A 1-6% rebate on your grocery and credit card purchases goes toward the PTA wish list for our school! E-scrip also offers a no-fee credit card that gives rebates to Mohr every time you shop, and offers rebates through on-line shopping as well. You can now register your Macy's card with e-scrip and all your Macy's purchases will benefit Mohr as well!
LUCKY SHOPPERS - Get a S.H.A.R.E.S. card and Mohr School can earn 3% of every dollar you add to the card.. For an enrollment form, contact SCRIP Chairperson Emily Corbishley.
TARGET RedCard - Register for rebates at Target RedCard.
Bi-monthly Recycling DrivesAluminum Cans and approved plastic containers are collected bimonthly and recycled at the local station. Each classroom has a designated container for its cans. Classrooms get to keep the money they earned by recycling. The money is used for special activities or resources for the class. Many thanks to the parents who carry out this important job. Questions about the recycling drives? Want to volunteer to help? Contact Chairperson Tom Wessel.
Fall and Spring Book FairsStudents, parents and teachers look forward to this fun fundraising event every year which promotes reading at Mohr! This is the only fundraiser that benefits our school library. Our school receives a percentage of the total book sales from every fair. Questions about the book fairs? Want to volunteer to help? Contact Book Fair Chairs Pam Jetter and Cathy Nielsen.
Box Top and Soup Label FundraisingEach time you throw away a cereal box or soup can, you just might be throwing away an opportunity to financially support Mohr Elementary. Mohr PTA currently redeems both Box Tops for Education, available on General Mills packaging, and Labels for Education, available on Campbell's packaging.
All General Mills cereals, in addition to many other everyday products, carry the Box Tops for Education coupons that are redeemable for cash by Mohr PTA. Simply by collecting these labels and bringing them to the office you can financially support Mohr with no cost to you! Last year almost $300 dollars was collected via this program.
Campbell's soup labels, in addition to many other everyday products, carry the Labels for Education coupons that are redeemable for school related merchandise by Mohr PTA. These labels can also be collected and brought into the office.
Questions about the Box Top and Soup Label Fundraisers? Contact Chairperson Doris Lem.