“Together, We Are Lindstrom Strong!”
Lindstrom PTA wanted to provide you a brief update on this year’s planned programs and fundraising effort. Our programs are built around our PTA volunteers being on the campus. On behalf of Lindstrom PTA, my heart goes out to the families who may have been impacted negatively by COVID-19 and I also want to thank our beloved teachers, admin and staff for everything that they do to prepare and equip our students for Distance Learning despite the challenges.
Last school year, Lindstrom came in 2nd Place and received $8,250 through School Cents – an amazing program organized by the Cerritos Auto Square that rewards up to $50,000 to 30 local K-12 schools – like ours! Because of your efforts with School Cents, we plan to significantly scale back our fundraising efforts this school year. Thank you, Lindy Families for your unwavering support! Let’s WIN BIG next year, take 1st Place and win $10,000!
Our scaled back PTA fundraising efforts include our annual PTA Membership Drive (our initial goal this year is 300 Members), School Cents, Family Restaurant Nights at the Los Cerritos and Lakewood Centers area, AmazonSmile, BoxTops, Kroger/Ralph’s/Food4Less Grocery Rewards and your monetary donations. PTA also plans to create a school yearbook and will make a small amount from dedications. Also, we are working on finding a way to sell and distribute our Lindy Spiritwear (t-shirts and hoodies) safely and efficiently, details will be posted on our website and social media pages soon.
We have adjusted our PTA programming to match our fundraising efforts. PTA plans to continue funding Mystery Science https://mysteryscience.com for (all) grades and begin paying for Scholastic News, a digital resource that will be used by all students in grades Lindstrom K-5. PTA also plans to continue paying for:
- 6th grade activities to celebrate our graduates.
- Virtual Assemblies/Family Engagement Events
- Virtual Book Fair
- Family Art Program (Reflections)
- Lindy Readers are Leaders
- Parent Engagement Activities
- National PTA Red Ribbon/Drug Free Week
- College Scholarships for Lindstrom Graduates
- Virtual Spirit Days/Week
- Walk through Ancient Times for 6th grade
- Walk through the Revolution for 5th grade
Walk Through the Ancient Times 6th grade
Walk Through the American Revolution 5th grade
As of now, Lindstrom is not planning for field trips for any grades. As a result, Lindstrom PTA does not plan to fund buses for field trips. If this changes, we will consider a fundraiser in 2021. We will be contacting you and posting more information on how you can help us reach PTA goals this school year.
Below are some of the ways you can contribute throughout the year:
Help Lindstrom win $500 to $10,000! Submit all your receipts from the Cerritos Auto Square, and Lakewood, Los Cerritos & Stonewood Centers between September 1 – April 30 at school-cents.com!
Submit your receipts here:
You can also text or email the picture of your receipt to: (562) 354-3001 or lindyschoolcents.com
FAMILY RESTAURANT NIGHTS
Are you an Amazon shopper? Do you know that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to our PTA?
AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.
On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you need to select the Esther Lindstrom Elementary PTA to receive donations from eligible purchases. Amazon remembers your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.
Last school year, we earned $1,000 for our school from Box Tops. This school year, our goal is to earn $1,500.
For more information on Box Tops, including a list of participating products, go to BTFE.com. Be sure to sign up as a member (it’s free!) so you can check out our school’s earnings details and get access to coupons and bonus offers.
You can register or renew your card at www.ralphs.com. After login, click on your name in the top right hand corner or click on Account Registration at the bottom of the page. Scroll to the bottom of your Account Summary page to Community Rewards. Type Lindstrom’s NPO school ID number 91516 and click on the circle to the left of Lindstrom Elementary. Click on “Enroll” to finish the enrollment process. Renew your card for the new school year beginning Sept 1st.