Welcome back Eastshore families and welcome “New” Eastshore families! We are excited to extend to you an invitation to support & join our school’s PTA.

pledge-todayWhat is the Eastshore PTA? Why is my support so needed?

The purpose of the Eastshore Elementary PTA is to enhance your child’s education by funding programs and services not supported by Irvine Unified School District (IUSD) or Irvine Public School Foundation (IPSF).

In preparation for the 2016-17 school year the Eastshore Elementary PTA will continue to replace ongoing fundraising activities (i.e. gift wrap, etc.) with our Fall “Pledge & Membership Drive” and our Spring “Jog-A-Thon”.

Why a Pledge Drive vs. Fundraising?

  • Increased Financial Return – Eastshore PTA receives 100% of every dollar donated.
  • Less Pressure – Puts an end to constant fundraising, allowing you to make a school direct donation.
  • Better Use of Resources – Allows PTA volunteer’s to concentrate on developing valuable enrichment programs to increase our children’s educational experience.
  • Tax Benefits – All donations are tax deductable as Eastshore Elementary’s PTA is a non-profit organization.
  • Company Match for Charitable Contributions – Before you make your donation, check with your employer about a matching gift program. If your employer has such a program, all you need to do is request a matching gift form, fill it out and send it in (some are online and super simple to process). Then notify the PTA Pledge Chair when to expect the matching gift from your company.

How do I Pledge?

  1. When: Starting today through Friday, September 30th; but of course, we will accept donations anytime of the year.
  2. Amount: We are suggesting that EVERY FAMILY with 1 child pledge $100 & 2 or more children pledge $150 (one free adult PTA Membership with suggested amount) OR donate an amount your family is comfortable with and purchase a PTA membership.
  3. How: Using our simple online credit/debit card payment website, or by check or cash.
  4. Complete Envelope & Donation Form: Return your pledge/membership envelope and the enclosed donation form by September 30th (whether you donate online, by check or cash, please turn in your envelope for tracking purposes).

“All donations of any amount are greatly appreciated!”

Why should I become a member of our school PTA?

  • Have a “Voice”. Supporting the PTA can be a way for you to more effectively suggest new ideas.
  • Get Connected. There’s no better way to know what’s happening in your school, meet other parents, your school staff and build relationships while supporting our school, especially through volunteering.
  • Witness Improvement. By getting involved with your school, you’ll be part of the solution, helping make positive changes.
  • Enjoy Membership Perks. PTA members can take advantage of local discounts at amusement parks and aquariums which you receive once you become PTA member.
  • Provide Support & Enrichment. PTA volunteers concentrate on developing the valuable enrichment programs for students and our school community as well as additional financial for materials/technology.
This past year, the PTA, in close partnership with Eastshore families, raised over $60,000 through our annual Fall Pledge Drive and Spring Jog-A-Thon. These generous donations allowed us to host and fund valuable
programs and activities to improve every child’s educational experience. Ask your children about their favorite part of school, and they are likely to mention an activity sponsored by the PTA.
  • Special Student Assemblies
  • Lunchtime Activities (3x/wk)
  • Family Fun Nights
  • School Carnival
  • Talent Show
  • Pancake Breakfast
  • Instructional Materials
  • Kindergarten Lunch Tables
  • Technology Equipment

 

“We couldn’t have done it without your generous contributions!”

We are excited about our upcoming school year and your participation in Eastshore Elementary’s PTA. Let’s show our kids how much we care about the quality of our Eastshore Elementary community!

Please contact me with any questions. Thank you for your generous support!

Iris Spear and Yoko Sakagami
Eastshore PTA, V.P. Membership & Pledge Chairs
vpmembership@eastshorepta.com

Klara Saunders
Eastshore PTA, President
president@eastshorepta.com