Families and friends of the school can also give through participation in the following programs.
Parents, family and friends are invited to celebrate their Bala House student’s birthday by donating a book to the Bala House library. Thank you for considering honoring your student’s special day with a donation to Bala House’s library collection for all to use.
We all shop for groceries, sometimes two or three times a week – or more. Now turn those shopping trips into easy cash for our school, and encourage friends and family to do the same!
Just look for the Box Tops logo on hundreds of General Mills products like Cheerios®, Hamburger Helper® and Kleenex®, in almost every aisle of the store. You can find a list of the General Mills products that have Box Tops at www.boxtops4education.com.
All you need to do is clip and drop them off in the collection box located on the same bookshelves as the extra hours and other forms. Each one is worth 10¢ for our school.
Do you like to purchase open-ended activities and child-size tools that encourage discovery and growth for the young children in your life. Please take a look at the For Small Hands catalog when the Bala House Parents’ Association distributes them this fall. Until then, you can check out their website at www.forsmallhands.com. For every purchase made between September 1st and December 31st, For Small Hands will contribute 10% of your purchase amount to Bala House Montessori. This has become a favorite catalog of many Bala House parents, and we hope for you as well!
Do you shop at Genaurdis? If yes, then register your Genaurdis card at www.escrip.com (or google “escrip Genuardis” to go directly to the Genuardis section of the site). Each time you use your Genuardi’s Club Card at checkout, Genuardi’s will automatically give a percentage of that day’s purchases to The Bala House. These purchases are tracked with reports available to you online, allowing you to see just how much you are earning on your child’s behalf!
For those who shop online, please take a few minutes to create an iGive account at www.iGive.com and download the iGive toolbar onto your Internet browser. Once you have downloaded the toolbar, a percentage of your purchases at stores like gap.com, bodenusa.com, llbean.com, Nordstrom.com, BestBuy.com, ebay, United Airlines, etc. will go to Bala House. You can find a complete list of participating stores at www.iGive.com.
Are you looking for nice quality gift wrap delivered in time for the holidays and other special occasions? The Bala House Parents’ Association runs a Sally Foster Gift Wrap sale each year. You will receive catalogs and order forms in your child’s backpack in October. Forty percent of your purchase will benefit Bala House’s Tuition Assistance Fund.
Families can order a wide variety of books at discounted prices through Scholastic Books. Bala House earns points for every dollar spent by Bala House families. In the past, we were able to get a microwave, books, and music for our classrooms. A Bala House Parent Association volunteer will distribute the catalogs and place a group order throughout the year.
Target will donate 1% of your Red Card purchases at Target and www.Target.com. To enroll in their Take Charge of Education program, simply:
• Go to www.target.com
• Click on REDcards
• Click on Take Charge of Education
• Designate Bala House Montessori
• Enter your REDcard information.
At Bala House Montessori we encourage EVERYONE (moms, dads, grandfriends, etc.) to actively participate in all aspects of the workings of our school. We believe the education of the whole child is a cooperative effort between families, teachers, and children. Working together, we will ensure Bala House Montessori remains a unique educational community.
For ideas of ways you can help, please contact your Bala House Parents’ Association co-presidents, the School Director, or your child’s teacher.
Click here to download a PDF printable version of our Volunteer form.