Overview: At Stepping Stones Montessori, we only choose fundraisers that are consistent with our school values. We particularly value those fundraisers that include the participation of the children for direct experiences with real-world learning environments, as well as fundraising events that build our community. As a non-profit institution, we rely on fundraising to some degree for financial support. Fundraising each year will be used for our school’s growth and improvement for obtaining valuable ‘extras’ for our children. Overall, we strive to make our program as affordable as possible as well as minimizing the total number of fundraisers we hold.
Our child-participation fundraisers
The Bagel Sale
Once a month, the Upper Elementary students from the Elementary Casa host a morning bagel sale. The students manage all the details including maintaining inventory and keeping the books. All of the elementary students decide how the funds will be used.
Our community-building fundraisers
Friends of Montessori Auction - March 23, 2013 – Evening
You don’t want to miss this parent only (childcare provided) event! This is our major fundraiser of the year.
A Stepping Stones tradition for the whole family to enjoy delicious home-made spaghetti sauce, child-prepared bread and placemats, home-made bake-sale items, and an annual performance of “On Top of Spaghetti“.
Our other important fundraisers
Small Hands/Montessori Services Catalog
Bring Montessori into the home while building a Montessori Services credit for the school.
Show your school spirit with an assortment of t-shirts and sweatshirts proudly displaying the school name and logo.
Delight in adding your child’s legacy to the school’s walls.
Treat yourself to fair trade (and organic) coffee, tea, chocolate, and healthy snacks while supporting the school and farmers.
Annual Giving/United Way Campaign (ID #2839)
Your direct donations to the school are greatly appreciated. One easy way to contribute is through the Capital Area United Way Campaign. Designate our school as one recipient using ID #2839.
Ongoing fundraisers throughout the year
Meijer Rewards Card - FREE
Shop at Meijer? Join this FREE reward system that gives a percentage back to our school
General Mills Box Tops for Education – FREE
Got cereal? Snip off those box tops, drop tehm off in the office, and let us do the rest.
Target Rewards- FREE
Earn rewards for school while shopping at Target. You can still earn rewards for yourself as well.