OGS PTA Fundraisers
It is through the continued support and involvement of our school families that we are able to sponsor an increasing number of enrichment opportunities for our children.
The three largest OGS PTA fundraisers are:
OGS PTA membership dues are a critical source of income for the PTA's work and one of the easiest ways to be involved. We strive for 100% participation. Either one or both parents may join the PTA and become voting members. Members receive access to the OGS Directory by becoming a PTA member.
The PTA's largest fundraiser and a great family and community-building event. Taking place each fall, the festival features games, food, and crafts, and depends on the support of hundreds of volunteers and donors. A significant source of funds raised comes from our Pumpkin Patch Raffle. Event organizers and parents solicit and donate prizes to be awarded to the raffle winners.
The OGS Progressive Dinner takes place in the Spring. The event starts with separate cocktail parties for each grade then continues when each guest progresses to dinner at a host family’s house. The event depends on hosts (or co-hosts) who sponsor the cocktails or dinners, and guests who purchase tickets to attend.
Year-round Partnership Programs:
Other OGS PTA Fundraising Programs Include:
BOOK FAIRS (fall and spring). OGS hosts two book fairs per year. Parents are invited to shop with their children. A portion of the proceeds goes to the OG PTA.
CLASS GIFT. In the Fall, class parents collect contributions for a class gift to the teacher as well as for a fund for gifts to the specials teachers (art, music, media center, gym). We strive for 100% participation.
TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK. In the Spring, we have a week-long celebration to show our teachers and staff how much they mean to our school. We rely on parent’s monetary donations as well as their time and creativity to make this a special week for our teachers and staff.
CLASS PHOTOS. Professional photographers photograph all OGS students and classes every fall. These school photos are available to purchase and a portion of the sales are returned to the OGS PTA.
DOLPHIN DEPOT. Dolphin Depot sells OGS apparel and merchandise.
SCHOOL SUPPLIES. OGS partners with a high-quality school supplies company to sell grade-specific supplies kits for your child, selected by OGS teachers. Your purchase is tax free and a portion of all proceeds are returned to the PTA.
YEARBOOK. The OGS Yearbook is published annually and represents photos from all grades and the activities of all OGS students and teachers. It is a great way to capture your child’s memories of the past year at OGS. (It is not a major fundraiser, as the book is produced close to at-cost.)
This list covers the major opportunities that occur during the OGS calendar year, but is not necessarily exhaustive. For more information on any of them, make sure to register on Membership Toolkit, read the BTW Newsletter, or contact the appropriate PTA committee member. Thank you for your contributions to OGS and its PTA.