JUST 3 FUNDRAISERS: YOU SPOKE. WE LISTENED.
Sage Canyon parents have asked for fewer fundraisers, and we are responding with a new fundraising strategy of just 3 Major Fundraisers-- 1) Membership Drive/Giving Campaign (PTA), 2) Read-a-thon (PTA) and 3) Jog-a-thon (DMSEF). The first two fundraisers will be held in the fall and will raise funds for PTA Programs and Events such as Classroom Mini-Grants, Student Assemblies and Family Community Events such as the Family Campout. The third Fundraiser will happen in the fall and is for DMSEF to pay for STEAM+ teachers. Besides the 3 major fundraisers, you will be asked for Class Funds to be used for Classroom parties and Teachers gifts. Those funds do not go to the PTA.
What’s the difference between the Sage Canyon PTA and the Del Mar Schools Education Foundation (DMSEF) and DMUSD?
Great question! We get this one all the time. :) PTA funds pay for resources and equipment, as well as numerous programs (see chart on the previous page). The DMSEF pays for 40% of the salaries of our STEAM+ teachers. DMUSD pays for the other 60% of STEAM+ teachers as well as all the rest of the teachers and staff district wide. The money you give to Sage Canyon PTA serves only Sage Canyon and will be spent on this year’s programs. As for DMSEF contributions, IF Sage Canyon achieves its fundraising goal, Sage Canyon will be guaranteed a fully funded STEAM+ program next school year just like we will enjoy this year. Let's keep it going!
Why should I give to both the PTA and the DMSEF?
We need both. We like to explain the difference by saying that the PTA pays for the microscopes and the DMSEF pays for the science teacher. The PTA Pays for the Gaga Pit and the DMSEF pays for the PE teacher. The PTA pays to fix the MUR Speakers and pay for audio/visual equipment and the DMSEF pays for the Music Teacher.
Is my contribution tax-deductible?
Yes! The Sage Canyon PTA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our Tax ID# is 33-0911736.
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