The following fundraising activities and events help further the mission of Montessori @ Mountain School (M@MS) and Telluride Mountain School (TMS). If you would like to make a gift or become involved as a volunteer, please contact Sage Martin, Director of Development at (970) 728-1969 ext. 15 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Contributions to the annual fund help close the gap between income from tuition and fees and the actual cost of a M@MS and TMS education. As with all independent schools, this tax-deductible support enables TMS to offer our students' individualized attention, arts, music and language. In addition, we can continue to attract teachers with outstanding credentials (including certified Montessori teachers) and offer financial aid.
Our 2013/2014 annual fund goal is $337,000. Every participation gift to the annual fund provides vital resources for the education and development of students Pre-K through 12th grade.
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Each fall Telluride Mountain School students sell raffle tickets for a ski pass to raise funds for their experiential trips.
In the "Penny War" fundraiser, classrooms compete to see who can collect the most pennies. Each year, students donate the funds to a different non-profit. In past years, Heifer International, Doctor's w/o Borders, and The Beacon of Hope Resource Center in New Orleans, LA were gift recipients.
The Red Ball Express is a fundraiser organized by the Telluride Rotary Club for the benefit of Telluride area youth and nonprofit groups. For every $5 ticket we sell, TMS keeps $4. The winners receive cash prizes - $5,000 for 1st place, $1,500 for second, and $500 for third. Each spring, students sell Red Ball Express tickets to help offset the cost of their experiential learning trips.
Friday Night at the Movies is our signature fundraising event. It takes place in May at the Sheridan Opera House. A silent auction and short films are followed by a dance party. Funds raised are used to support our scholarship program for pre-k through 12th grade students.
Each fall students and parents sell and exchange clothing, sports and outdoor equipment.
Below is a list of the different retailer programs available to benefit TMS:
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1. CLARK’S MARKET
This year the TMS redemption week is May 11th – May 17th 2008. Every time you shop at Clark’s Market, you are eligible to receive Cash Saver Coupons. Clark’s will give you 1 coupon for every $30 you spend. If you spend less than $30 the value of your purchase will be credited to your account and will accumulate, so it is best to use the same cash saver number each time you shop at Clark’s. Each coupon is worth $.50 and is redeemable for a cash contribution from Clark’s Market to TMS during our Cash Saver week. Last year, TMS raised $833.50 during its Cash Saver week! This is what you do: When you’re checking out (and before you pay), give the cashier our Cash Saver number, which is 1969 (TMS phone number), or you can use your own number. Collect your Cash Saver Coupons and place them in the “Cash Saver Coupon Box” on Robin Hope’s desk.
2, OFFICE DEPOT
TMS is registered at Office Depot as a beneficiary for their 5% Cash Back program. When you make a purchase at any Office Depot store, ask the cashier to credit your purchase to the Telluride Mountain School account # 70205228. Office Depot has the school number at all the registers. Twice a year TMS will receive a gift card from Office Depot for the dollar amount accumulated from the purchases that are credited to TMS.
Target offers a “Take Charge of Education” program through their credit cards. Target offers three different types of credit cards referred to as the REDcard. They offer a Target Store Card, a Check Card, and a VISA Card. If you shop with one of your REDcards at Target, Target will donate 1% of your purchase to the eligible K-12 school of your choice. When you apply for one of their credit cards please assign the Telluride Mountain School as the eligible school. The Telluride Mountain School # with Target is 117778. Target also advertises, “Shop REDcard: Get points. Reach 1000. Get 10% off. Repeat.” (Note: TMS prefers not to take the REDcard for tuition payments – the fee charged by the credit card company is significantly higher than other credit cards.)
4. GREEN RAISING
Track and label all your belonogings and raise 20% of each purchase for our school. Name Bubbles offers durable school, camp and laundry labels. Labels are laundry proof, dishwasher safe, non-toxic and stay on for years. www.namebubbles.com and enter "TMS13" at checkout.
6. BOX TOPS
Collect box tops for schools and support education.
Goods that directly support programs, such as academics, technology, the arts, and outdoor education, are welcomed and appreciated in addition to monetary gifts. Examples of these items include, books, computer equipment, cameras, art supplies and sports/outdoor gear.
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