There are so many ways you can help support the mission of the Woodland Hill Montessori School Fund. Because tuition covers only part of the cost of running the school we must rely on the generosity of the community to help sustain our rich learning environment.
Many parents like to know in advance what fundraisers you may be asked to participate in during the upcoming school year. We wanted to make you aware of the many and varied opportunities and appeals that you may be presented with. Some of these benefit the school, some benefit the students (WHMS Fund), some benefit the parent (hot lunches), and some benefit the community.
These opportunities are coordinated by the school, by the Friends of WHMS, and by the students. Some of these programs and fundraisers are major giving opportunities, and some are as simple as bringing in Hannaford School Dollars, but all add up to make a big difference for our students. Please review the list below, and consider how your family may be able to participate.
APPEALS – Donate to The WHMS Fund now!
This year, our annual giving efforts will support this important work. The WHMS Fund: Supporting Equity & Hope will provide assistance with operational expenditures related to JEDI education including faculty workshops and ABAR training; parent education programs; Library, classroom, and curriculum materials; guest speakers; and program work associated with our JEDI consultant, Nishant Mehta. Your support demonstrates your belief in our shared values and your commitment to a better, more sustainable world.
Through our work in JEDI, we will grow in wisdom and develop tools to act responsibly through honest dialogue. By listening to, considering, and embracing different points of view, we will understand and include vital perspectives in all that we do. We, in turn, will be strengthened with new experiences and opportunities that truly make a difference for all members of our community.
Our annual Gala is scheduled for the spring of 2022. The Gala is our largest fundraising event of the year and is an evening of fun and fellowship with WHMS community members.
AFFILIATE PROGRAMS [“NO-EFFORT” FUNDRAISERS]
Hannaford Supermarkets – Hannaford Helps Schools. Collect eligible “School Dollar” slips from Hannaford and send them into WHMS. We’ve earned $1,555 from the program since its inception.
Price Chopper – Tools For Schools – You can help us earn new school supplies and sports equipment by using your AdvantEdge Card when you shop at Price Chopper. The program runs from July through March. Our school ID is 15838. Enroll your card at www.pricechopper.com.
Amazon Smile - Support WHMS each time you shop at Amazon, through AmazonSmile. Visit smile.amazon.com and search for Woodland Hill Montessori School. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.
Pizza Lunch – One of the largest fundraisers for the school, you are able to order pizza for your child every Friday.
Book Fair - November 2021 with Scholastic
ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL FUNDRAISERS
Middle School lunches – The Middle School students offer Macaroni & Cheese lunches for sale five times this year. They are responsible for the planning, preparation and delivery.
Middle School Coffee Houses – Every other month, the Middle School transforms into a Coffee House that is open to students and parents.
Middle School Food Drive – In November, the Middle School students collected and delivered food for a local food pantry.
Valentine’s Day Fundraiser – Personalized, hand-made Valentine’s will be available for sale by the MS students.
Grandparents’ Day flowers – The Middle School students sell corsages to the students to give to their grandparents and special friends.
2021-2022 Yearbook – WHMS Yearbooks, put together by the Yearbook club and its advisors, provide a record of your child’s year at WHMS, and will be cherished a source of memories forever. Each WHMS students receives a complimentary copy of the yearbook. Families will be given an opportunity to place an advertisement in the yearbook.
Scholastic Book Orders – Your child’s teacher may send home book order forms, which allow you to purchase soft cover books at a discount.
If you have any questions about fundraising opportunities or would like to serve as a volunteer, please contact: