PTA Fundraisers

PTA fundraisers benefit Groveland students in several areas, including the following: enrichment for the classroom, school-wide programming and improvements, and fine arts and cultural opportunities.

Tonka Trot (September 22, 2018)
We want our kids (and parents) to get fired up for fitness! The Tonka Trot is a community-wide 5K run/walk or Family Fun Run that takes place on Saturday, September 22. The run/walk is followed by a celebration at Groveland. All proceeds go to the PTA for the benefit of Groveland students.

Fall Fundraiser Read-a-thon (October 2018)
A PTA-sponsored fundraiser running the entire month of October. Students are challenged to read books to raise money for PTA-sponsored events and programs.

Dad’s Dinner (October 26, 2018)
Dads, this is a great chance to get involved by serving dinner with other Groveland dads to the Groveland school community. This fun event is a great time for families to socialize, have dinner and shop the Scholastic Book Fair.

Scholastic Book Fair (October 25-26, 2018)
The fall book fair runs for two school days and the night of the Dad’s Dinner. This is a good opportunity to pick up some great books, socialize with other parents, and support the school at the same time. The students are given time during the day to preview the sale.Students may bring money to school to shop, make a wish list, or just browse.

The Groveland Gala (February 23, 2019)
Come and join other Groveland parents for a fun night out to benefit Groveland elementary. Delicious food, tasty cocktails, great entertainment, fun games, and many wonderful auction items make this an evening for parents to remember. Don’t miss it!

Used Book Sale (May 9-10, 2019)
Do you have books you are finished reading? You can donate them to the school to be resold at the annual Used Book Sale. Watch for great deals and a great way to recycle your old books.

Tonka Pride
The Minnetonka community shows its pride by wearing Tonka Pride apparel on various Fridays during the year at school. Blue and White are the school colors. Tonka Pride apparel is sold as a district-wide fundraiser with a percentage of profits coming back to Groveland’s PTA. There are multiple opportunities each year to purchase items.Watch your email for details!

Additional Ways to Contribute
There are many programs set up by corporations for schools to raise money for their students. In past years, Groveland has received significant and helpful dollars from these three methods of fundraising. Please take the time to do these simple tasks that benefit your school in a great way!

Corporate Match
Many companies match cash donations or volunteer hours through programs such as Benevity. If your company offers this, be sure to match all your dollars and hours. This can make a huge difference!

Box Tops for Education
On General Mills products there are labels on the box marked “Box Tops for Education.” Anyone can cut these out, collect them, and turn them in at school. A volunteer coordinator compiles them and submits them to General Mills for a donation.

Amazon Smile
The Amazon Smile Foundation will donate 0.5% of every eligible purchase to Groveland. Simply select PTA Minnesota Congress 15981984 Groveland Elementary PTA as your charity while utilizing the www.smile.amazon.com website.