The WSA organizes all school fundraisers. Proceeds from the various fundraisers go to support students and teachers at Whitehills. For example, the WSA provides scholarships for students to participate in field trips, offers classroom grants to all teachers, and funds numerous events throughout the year. Specific projects funded by the WSA are listed here.
A number of fundraisers, big and small, happen throughout the year. The WSA tries to vary the opportunities so families can find a few that are a good fit. You may not be into pizza, so maybe Marco's night isn't for you, but you love gardening so you'll be first in line at the Christian's Greenhouse fundraiser. Or maybe you can't make it to the Carnival because Friday nights don't work for your family, but your kids love reading so you are a Book Fair fan. Whatever works for your family works for us!
A major fundraising project from 2014-16 (in addition to funding raised for annual operating expenses) was to secure funding for improvements to the playground. The WSA won a $5,000 “Toolbox for Education” grant for playground improvements from the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation in 2015. The GaGa pit was installed in summer 2015, and the Playground Committee continued to work through the 2015-16 school year. A $32,500 playground extension was installed in summer 2016, completing the major part of the playground fundraising goal.
Current fundraising initiatives: While we wait for the new Whitehills school building to be constructed in 2019-20, we are concentrating on activities that benefit our students and staff, such as teacher grants, field trip and event funding, special speakers and visitors, and support for students in need. Larger and longer-term fundraising initiatives will be established once we are in the new building and are able to determine needs in the new facility.
Financial donations to support Whitehills students and staff through the WSA's diverse initiatives are gratefully accepted via cash, check, or credit card. The WSA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and your donation is tax deductible. Many families also give of their valuable time, and we recognize and are grateful for the value of volunteers as well! To learn more, please visit our "Donate to the WSA" page.
There are a number of ongoing fundraisers that run all year. You can help fund projects for Whitehills by participating in any or all of these opportunities.
Each year the WSA also organizes a number of fun events that help raise money for the school. These include the Whitehills 5K, the PawPalooza (or BooPalooza) Dance & Silent Auction, two Book Fairs, and the Carnival.