Fundraising at Korematsu
To continue providing our children with an excellent, well-rounded education, we rely on your support.
The state of California ranks as one of the lowest in the nation in per student spending. Annually, our Korematsu PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) spends $80,000 to support our teachers and students to fill those gaps in funding. We are asking each Korematsu family to donate to help us reach our $80,000 goal for the Back-To-School Donation Drive.
Our goal is 100% participation across Korematsu families. We recognize that $200 per family might not be feasible for everyone. We encourage you to contribute at ANY level. Every dollar gets us closer to our budget goal.
- Families that donate ($225 or more), will receive a Korematsu canvas tote bag (while supplies last) AND a custom water bottle
How is my donation used?
Your donation goes straight to the classroom! KPTO funds student and teacher enrichment that is critical in maintaining the quality of education we want for our children, and subsidizes many staff members’ salaries.
- Chorale director (part-time) – fully funded by KPTO
- Art Instructor (part-time) – fully funded by KPTO
- Reading para educator’s
- Performing Arts (Missoula Theater, Voice of the Woods, etc)
- Library books – fully funded by KPTO & Scholastic Book Fairs
- Book in the bag program – fully funded by KPTO
- Teacher & Staff supplies – ($25 per student)
- Art supplies
- Science Enrichment
- STEAM/BIT Program
- Teacher Professional Development/Instructional Support
- and much more!
Employer Donation Matching
Please check with your employer to see if they will match your donation to Korematsu. It only takes a few minutes and it DOUBLES your impact! Our tax ID information is on the donation form.
More ways to FUNdraise
Generous local restaurants donate a portion of their one-day proceeds to the KPTO. We schedule these in advance and typically have about one per month during the school year. Keep an eye out for the Takeout Tuesday announcements in your email and plan to eat out to support Korematsu!
Box Tops have gone digital. Please download the “Box Tops For Education” app, add Korematsu to your school, and simply scan your receipt or individual box top. So easy. No clipping involved!
Nugget Scrip Cards
About The Program
The program is free, with no cost to participants or beneficiary organizations.
Program participants receive a registered community scrip card, which should be presented to the checker each time you shop at our stores.
Nugget contributes up to 4% to Korematsu Elementary. Contributions are calculated on a graduated scale based on monthly qualifying purchases.
How to get a Scrip Card?
Email fundraising@Korematsupto.org to receive a registered card.
Grab a card from the PTO office in the Main Office and follow the instructions to register your card.