The 2015-2016 Pledge Fund Drive Has Begun!

The PTA Pledge Fund is an annual donation drive where parents and community members come together to support important school initiatives. This year, Pledge Fund donations will be put toward two main goals:
1) $5,800 to renew the school’s license for the myON literacy software program, which all students use to increase reading comprehension; and
2) $1000 to plant a bio-diverse group of native flowering vines along the school’s NE 6th Ave. fence to both beautify the campus, and provide much-needed privacy for students as they use the P.E. field.
Anyone can donate – you do not have to be a parent or teacher. Please click the “Donate” button below to help us reach our goals – the PTA thanks you on behalf of the entire student body!

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2014-2015 Pledge Fund Update – it’s been an exciting year!

Thank you so much for making our 2014-2015 Pledge Fund Drive such a huge success! Not only did your generosity provide us with the almost $5000 in funds we needed to renew our subscription to the Accelerated Reader Program, but it also allowed us to purchase a whopping $12,250 in new books for our school library! This book purchase was made possible through donations by numerous caring individuals, as well as by Unite Miami Shores, a local philanthropic organization that generously awarded the PTA a grant totaling $7250. We are simply overcome by the kindness shown to us by both our Shores Elementary parents, and our community – from the bottom of our hearts, we thank you.

The PTA Pledge Fund Drive will return for the 2015-2016 school year, and we are dreaming big as we hope to surpass our 2014-2015 success! Miami Shores Elementary is a fantastic school full of dedicated teachers, staff, parents and students. We hope you’ll remain as committed as ever while we work to make our school an even more wonderful place to learn and grow!

If you’d like give us a headstart with our 2015-2016 Pledge Fund drive – which will work both toward renewing the school’s yearly subscription to vital literacy software used by all students, as well as school beautification and improvement – please click the Paypal “Donate” button below. We appreciate your support!

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Welcome to Project Pledge Fund

Dear Miami Shores Elementary Families and Community:

Miami Shores Elementary School provides a high quality education to over 800 students. We have an active PTA comprised of parents, teachers, and administrators working together to ensure our students receive the best possible academic enrichment activities, such as our Spring and Fall Book Exchanges, Halloween Story Time, and Pajama Night Read-a-Long. The PTA also fundraises to support the 5th Grade Everglades Camping Field Trip, the Science Fair, 5th Grade Graduation, and purchases such as much-needed Physical Education equipment, and supplies for Safety Patrols and Crossing Guards. But we are facing three very pressing expenses affecting our academic excellence that have inspired us to go beyond our previous fundraising efforts.

WE MUST WORK QUICKLY TO RAISE $20,400 FOR THREE CRUCIAL INITIATIVES:

1. $5,400 to continue school-wide access to the Accelerated Reader Program, a software program that all students use to increase reading comprehension (this goal must be reached by December 31, 2014);

2. $5,000, to fund the first 1/3 of the amount needed to purchase 925 new books for the Media Center; and

3. $10,000 to fund the first 1/3 of the amount needed to replace 40 computers for our teachers, whose current desktop computers are eight years old.

With 100% student participation, we can fund these initiatives for only $26 per student!

100% of your tax-deductible donation will go to the MSES PTA as we are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We hope to reach our fundraising goals by December 31, 2014, but fundraising will continue beyond that date.

Click the button below to be taken to a PayPal donation page, all major credit cards and PayPal accounts are accepted:

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Alternatively, visit the Pledge Fund page on our main PTA website, where you will find easy instructions on donating through PayPal.

If you prefer to donate via check, please make it payable to “Miami Shores Elementary School PTA” and write “Pledge Fund” in the memo line. Cash donations are also welcomed. You may drop off your cash or check donation in the school’s main office, or mail it to the school: Miami Shores Elementary School PTA (Attn: Pledge Fund), 10351 NE 5th Ave, Miami Shores, FL 33138.

Corporate Sponsorship: If you know of a business that would like to sponsor these initiatives, please contact PTA Communications Secretary, Rebecca Kollaras, at rebecca@kollaras.com with contact information and details.

We appreciate your generous contribution of any size!

If you have questions please contact PTA Communications Secretary, Rebecca Kollaras, at rebecca@kollaras.com, or PTA Pledge Fund Co-Chair, Debbie Montero, at debbiemontero@yahoo.com.

We thank you, and our 800 Miami Shores Elementary School children thank you!

Together, we soar!

The Miami Shores Elementary PTA