Fundraising

The PTO budget this year is approximately $68,000. This money supports field trips and enrichment opportunities for all lawton students throughout the year. The PTO raises funds to support this budget in three primary ways: direct donations, special events, and shopping programs.


Direct Donations

The Lawton PTO is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. As such, your direct donation to the PTO is tax deductible. The PTO expects to spend $130 per student this year. If you are able, please consider donating this amount. See the FAQ for more details.

And don't forget to check with your employer: some will match contributions to non-profits!

Special Events

The PTO holds several fundraising events throughout the year, including:

  • Run-a-thon (early Fall)

  • Silent Auction (late Winter)

  • Ice Cream Social (June)

  • Scholastic Book Fair (November)

  • Used Book Sale (March)

Shopping Programs

It's easy to support the Lawton PTO just by doing your normal shopping, both locally and online (scroll down for full details):


 
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Box Tops for Education

How It Works

Keep an eye out for the Box Tops for Education logo on the products that you may already be buying (e.g. General Mills, Annie's, Ziploc, Nature Valley, Heft, and many more). The Box Tops for Education program is in the middle of a transition from the “clip and mail” system that has been in place for decades, to a digital receipt-scanning system. The new labels are pretty clearly marked as “NO MORE CLIPPING” so you can tell the difference. Please continue to clip and send in any of the old style box tops, as those will still be honored until they expire. For more information on how to use the new system, check out boxtops4education.com. And please keep clipping and scanning! Box Tops yield Lawton over $1000 every year!


Amazon

Simply start your shopping at smile.amazon.com! Just be sure the select Lawton PTO as your charity of choice.

Already have an Amazon link, or a full cart, but forgot to "start with a smile?" Simply change the "www" in the address bar to "smile" and it will work perfectly!


Busch's

How to Sign Up

Go to https://www.buschs.com/community and enroll in Cash for Education by logging into your MyWay account and selecting “Cash for Education” from the drop down menu underneath your name. Choose Lawton PTO as a quarterly beneficiary.

NOTE: please mark the checkbox to the right to “add to future quarters” so that your benefit does not drop off when the quarter ends.

How to Use

Use your MyWay card or your phone number at checkout.


Kroger

How to Sign Up

Go to https://www.kroger.com/account/enrollCommunityRewardsNow/ and enroll in Kroger Community Rewards. Select “I’m a Customer”. Follow the prompts and select “Lawton School PTO” as your organization.

How to Use

Start shopping! Use your Kroger Plus Card or Alternative ID (e.g. your phone number) at checkout. Kroger will give a portion of sales back in the form of a donation to the PTO.


Arbor Farms

When you shop at Arbor Farms Market, just ask them to credit Lawton.


Mabel's Labels

How It Works

Need some labels? Start here and check out the offerings from Mabel's Labels.