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PTA Organizes the following fundraisers

Box Tops:

PTA has a chairperson who coordinates the "Box Tops for Education"  program. Save those box tops!


 E-Scrip is an easy way for an organization to make money.  If parents register their debit/credit cards with e-scrip, each time they use the card at at authorized store, the store will send a percentage of the proceeds from the sale to the PTA account.


 We generally have one major fundraiser during the year. The Fundraiser Chair chooses the fundraiser.  This fundraiser has allowed the PTA to gift the school with the things like the play structures in the yard, field trip, classroom parties, and much more. 

Pizza Nights:

Come join our school community at our Round Table Pizza Nights.  A percentage of the proceeds from this event are donated to Sunshine Gardens.  Pizza nights have been successful community builder over the last couple of years.  It's also a great time!

Holiday Gift Shop:

This gift shop allows all of our Sunshine Gardens children to purchase holiday gift items for their family and friends.  Shopping in this small, friendly, non-commercial atmosphere, students are able to have fun selecting holiday gift items.  

 5th Grade Activities:  


PTA elects a 5th Grade Coordinator who works with the principal, the teachers and the 5th grade parents to coordinate the 5th grade activities, as follows:

Outdoor Ed:

The San Mateo County Outdoor Education Program is offered to our 5th graders each year.  The San Mateo County Office of Education in cooperation with local schools and San Francisco YMCA Camp Jones Gulch conduct this award-winning environmental education program.  Since 1968, over 175,000 fifth and sixth graders have learned about the physical and social sciences as well as art and music in this residential outdoor science school.  The program emphasizes experiential and interdisciplinary learning--the type of learning that involves students so much that they refer to it as fun.

The children must pay to attend.  Sunshine Gardens offers a small scholarship for families who need it and an opportunity for all 5th grade families to fundraise to help defray the cost.

5th Grade Fundraisers:


The 5th grade families will be asked to particiapte in two or more 5h grade fundraisers each year. These fundraisers help to defray the cost of Outdoor Education an pay for the 5th grade Picnic and Promotion activities.   For the last several years, we have sold candy and cookie dough.  The 5th grade parents generally help run these fundraisers.

Raging Waters:

The 5th Grade trip to Raging Waters is a 5th grade tradition wehre the students spend a fun day at the water park. This is coordinated a chaperoned by the 5th grade parents/caretakers and teachers.  


5th Grade Promotion:

The promotion "ceremony" can change from year to year depending on the ideas of the principal, the 5th grade teachers, 5th grade coordinator and 5th grade parents.