Today, we are asking you to make a commitment to our school community. An investment in Fort Collins Montessori School helps to consistently provide a quality Montessori education. Your support provides a foundation of generosity and fosters a community of giving.
There are many important causes in the community that invite our attention, but we believe the most important commitment we can make in our lifetime is to our children’s future. Fostering a love of learning at a young age and nurturing children to become responsible, productive and compassionate adults is the greatest gift we can provide to this and future generations.
Charter Schools Receive Minimal Funding for Land or Facilities
Since the school receives so little public funding for land or facilities, the school needs to make up for that with fundraising. Here are a number of ways you can help raise funds for the school.
If you would like to get involved in helping the school raise funds, please email us at: [email protected].
If you would like to make a donation, click here for the donation form.
Fort Collins Montessori School will have 1-2 large fundraising events per school year. These events will be the school’s largest volunteer effort of the year and as such participation by parents is crucial. More importantly, the events will be fun social events that bring the entire school community together for a time of celebration and community building.
Each school year there will be an annual campaign that coincides with educating our community about where we are and where we are working to be in the future. Your tax deductible contributions (and those from company matching programs) help the school to plan for the future while maintaining a high level of performance. The goal every year is to achieve 100% family participation in our Annual Fund.
Fort Collins Montessori families, staff, board and friends of the school are invited to the Fort Collins Montessori School Chili Cook-Off and Silent Auction, Saturday, April 1, 2017. All proceeds from this fundraising and community-building event will go toward immediate needs for our growing school—including annual required teacher training, middle school set up, and low-income early childhood scholarships. Get all the details here.
Once school starts up for the 2017-18 school year, we will be hosting a fun community event open to all of Fort Collins. Stay tuned for more information.
Fort Collins Montessori School earns a percentage of the sales at no cost to you, and it couldn’t be easier!
We sell grocery cards to King Soopers, which are reloadable and add only a minute of your time when you shop. FCMS receives 5% of the total value of the reloaded card on a monthly basis. If each family spends around $500 a month on groceries, FCMS receives $25. If even 50 families participate, FCMS could earn $1,250 a month! Over 10 months, this could mean $12,500 for the school!
Contact [email protected] for questions regarding King Soopers Gift Cards.
Shop With Scrip
Shop with Scrip is a no-selling fundraiser that puts your shopping dollars to work. Money raised with this program will go directly to the PVC Teacher Fund. This fund will support continuing education for our teachers, the purchase of classroom supplies and furnishings, and provide emergency support for staff members.
To retrieve an enrollment code and sign up for our Scrip program contact [email protected].
Scholastic Book Orders: These catalogs are sent out often with the children for at-home ordering. Each order provides funds for our teachers to buy books.
For Small Hands Catalog: This catalog, sent home twice a year, features hard-to-find, child-sized tools and toys that encourage self-sufficiency and values consistent with Montessori principles. FCMS receives a 10% merchandise credit for all orders over $25. Please include our school ID number (415005) when you place your order. For Christmas Delivery order by December 11, 2016.
Equal Exchange: This catalog, sent home once a year, features delicious, organic, and fairly traded chocolate, coffee, cocoa, tea and more, while supporting small farmers around the world. FCMS receives 40% on all purchases.
Original Works: This annual fundraiser brings children’s art to life! Timed with the holidays, families can purchase custom printed goods featuring original art created by their child. Money raised through this effort is managed by the Parent Volunteer Committee and used for staff appreciation and community building.
Collect the following items you use every day and turn them into the school’s collection boxes to benefit Fort Collins Montessori School!
Box Tops for Education: Families collect box tops from participating products. For each box top collected, Box Tops for Education makes a financial contribution to the school. Money raised through this effort is managed by the Parent Volunteer Committee and used to purchase classroom supplies. Collected labels can be dropped off at either school’s front office.
Caps4Cash: This program is sponsored by local dairy Morning Fresh. Schools earn cash by collecting caps from Morning Fresh Dairy glass bottles. Each cap will be redeemed for 5¢. Money raised through this effort is managed by the Parent Volunteer Committee and used to purchase classroom supplies. Collected labels can be dropped off at either school’s front office.