What else do you need to know? 🙂

I guess a few more details wouldn’t hurt. Location: Southeast corner of Baseline and Gilbert Roads.

Fresh Millions is a sandwich, salad, wrap, and bowl restaurant specializing in healthy options made to order. They have a kids menu, too. Entrees are in the $8 range. They are donating 50% of sales all day on December 12 (11-8) so stop by for lunch, dinner, a snack, or anything else. Valid for take out or dine in. 

Flyer must be turned in at checkout for purchases to count. You can print one here.

Here is a link to the menu. If you haven’t tried them out and were curious about their name, now is your chance to answer those questions and you get to raise money for our school!

This is an easy way to help Neely and get out of cooking! See you there!

You Shop, We Earn!

Amazon Smile

 

From now until November 2nd, Amazon’s usual 0.5% contribution is being multiplied to 

5% of eligible purchases!

Using Amazon Smile is so easy! The one catch is that purchases MUST be made through  smile.amazon.com, not the app or amazon.com.

Don’t worry. We’ve laid out the simple process of using smile.amazon.com instead of the app right here:

 

  

Here’s how to do it:

Do everything like you normally do on your phone, computer, whatever, including adding items to your cart. DO NOT CHECKOUT!!

On your phone or tablet, open Safari or Chrome, and go to smile.amazon.com. On your computer, make sure the web address is smile.amazon.com.

When you do, you will be prompted to sign in an choose a charity. Pick us – Neely Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization (aka Neely PTO). You will only have to do this the first time you use Amazon Smile.

When you’re done with that, click on your cart. Amazon will magically display everything you added from whatever you were using before. (It’s not magic, it’s complex computer code, but it seems like magic.)

NOW CHECKOUT! You will get a happy message saying Thanks for Supporting Neely! and you’ll get that smile on your face that Amazon promised in their name because your kids get something to help their school for FREE!

Everything you love about Amazon works exactly like it always has, but our school and your kids benefit. 

So, try it out. Get a little early holiday shopping done and help us earn a whopping 5% of your purchase! 

Want more details? Click HERE to visit Amazon’s Q&A section about Amazon Smile.

Chipotle @ Dana Park

Tuesday,  Nov. 13th 5-9pm

3440 E. Baseline Rd. #104 Mesa

Dine in or Take out, you pick! 

(Orders must be placed in store, not online.)

If you’ve been around Neely for awhile, you know how awesome our Restaurant Nights are! A ton of people show up, there are kids darting around to say hi to friends all night, and it is the EASIEST money our school makes! Our Chipotle night was our most successful restaurant night last year. Let’s see if we can beat it this year! Details are in the image below.

 

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

7:30am-3:45pm


We Need Your Help!

HOW TO HELP

  • Volunteer to help set up the drop off zone, help Neely families drop off donations, sort and re-box or bag items as needed, help to load the bins to be weighed and transported to Sunshine Acres.
  • If you aren’t able to work a full hour time slot but have a half hour, let us know so we can team you up with someone to fill the slot.
  • Please dress for the weather and in comfortable clothes and shoes. We will be in the landscape (dirt, rocks) and street (on and off the curb).
  • If you have time to volunteer and assist with this fundraiser on collection day (we especially could use a couple of strong parents while loading bins at the end of the day). Sign up here or call Susan Vail at 480-280-9918

Rule to remember:  If it hasn’t been used or worn in 3 years, it probably won’t ever be.

  • Bring your clothing items in plastic bags and bring in as many bags as you can.
  • Please place books and household items in boxes.
  • All donations go to Sunshine Acres Children’s Home!

 

Paper Drive, too!

Don’t carry it in – we will unload for you!

We will take your reams of paper and your cash to buy reams of paper right at the curb! No more loading up backpacks or hauling it into the office! Paper can also be donated in the office Monday-Wednesday.

3 Ways to Increase Donations for Our Clothing & Household Item Drive

Remember:  The Neely family that brings in the greatest weight gets a $25 check from Sunshine Acres.

  1. Ask your neighbors, friends and family to clean out their households.
  2. Stop at garage/yard sales in your neighborhood.  Let them know about our school fundraiser.  Offer to come back when their sale is over and take any items that we can accept.  Let them know you can provide them with a tax donation letter just like Goodwill can AND that all items will be going to help our school and Sunshine Acres Children’s Home.
  3. Watch Craigslist garage/yard sales, rummage and church/other organization sales.  They usually post when the sale is over.  Many post…”what’s left is at the curb, take what you want.”  You may offer them a tax donation letter as well and let them know that the donations help both our school and Sunshine Acres Children’s Home.

Clothing (all types & sizes)

All clothing accessories including Shoes, Purses, Backpacks, Belts, Linens, Bedding, Curtains, Pillows, Towels, Hats, Fabric, Sheets, Blankets, Duffel Bags, Sports Bags, Luggage, Socks, cloth/fabric and Comforters.

Books of all types and sizes including magazines!


 

Miscellaneous:

Jewelry, records, compact disks, video tapes, DVD’s, games, toys and small sports equipment, Housewares…dishes, glassware, kitchen utensils, lamps, small countertop appliances, collectibles, antiques, knickknacks and other giftware, hand tools, small power tools, stereos, radios, VCRs, DVD players, etc. 18x18x18in or smaller.


NOTE: furniture, TVs, computers/printers, full size appliances or other large household items – they will take them but we don’t make money on them!

 

Loyalty Items Fundraiser

Orders Due November 2

 

Print an Order Form

Every year, we see these flyers for Harkins, but maybe you’re not quite sure what these items are or why our school is offering them.

 

Harkins sells many things besides movie tickets and they partner with schools and non-profits to raise funds.

 

One of the most popular items is their refillable souvenir cup. Purchase the cup for $6.50 and you can get $1.50 refills (first one is even free!) all year. If you purchase their summer movie tickets, this is a great way to get a cheap drink to stay cool!

 

While you’re at the theater, you can redeem your Popcorn Voucher. Each punch is good for a medium popcorn. There are 36 punches on each card – an average of 3 visits a month! Limit of one punch per visit. It’s only $30. 

 

Lastly, if you can’t decide what to get that hard-to-shop-for person, we have $25 gift cards. Each gift card will also come with a coupon for a free medium popcorn

 

What does all this have to do with fundraising? Neely purchases these items at discount and sells them for regular price. You aren’t paying any more than you would in the theater, BUT Neely’s PTO gets some much needed cash to help our school continue to be awesome!

 

Orders are accepted by paper form only and must be turned in by November 2nd. We will deliver the vouchers for your purchased items by December 7th so you can have time to get them to your family and friends for the holidays.

 

  

A Bunch o’ Box Tops for a Bunch o’ Balloons!

August 20-31

“Box Tops are on things you use every day around your house. It’s so easy to collect them!”

Box Tops Products

Click to view the whole list

The rules of the game are simple:

  1. Collect as many Box Tops as you can.
  2. Glue 10 Box Tops at a time on to this sheet.
  3. Use more than one sheet if you have more than 10 Box Tops.
  4. Write your name and your teacher’s name on the sheet.
  5. Turn it in to your teacher or the office by August 31.

We will draw a single winner from the stack at the end of the contest and that one person will win 350 quick-fill water balloons! His or her teacher will win a $25 Target gift card!

 

Box Tops Competition

Did your grade lose last time? Want to take down the winners?  Did you win and need to defend your title? This is your chance!

It’s the same competition that we did in the fall!

Each loose valid Box Top will count as 1 point. Neatly trimmed* Box Tops will count as 5 points per Box Top. A valid box top is one that has not expired and shows the brand code in the corner. Box tops that are not valid will not be counted.

To earn points, place your loose Box Tops in the bin for YOUR GRADE. Only loose Box Tops count as positive points. Remember, if they are loose AND neatly trimmed, they are worth 5 points!

To sabotage another grade, complete the Battle of the Box Tops sheet with a valid Box Top in each shield (10 total), and it will count as 25 points AGAINST the grade whose bin it is in. Be careful with your sabotages! Those same 10 neatly trimmed, but loose, Box Tops are worth 50 points when they are in YOUR OWN bin!

The competition runs from May 14-18, in the morning, before school only. Look for the table with bins under the East Ramada. Make sure your Box Tops are in the bins before the first bell rings at 8:33 if you want them to be counted.

The winning grade will win a cool treat. The winner will be announced in the afternoon on Friday, May 18th.

*Neatly Trimmed is defined as box tops that are within 1/4th inch of dotted line and are not “torn” on more than one edge.

Need another Sabotage form? Pick up one at the table in the morning during the competition or download here:

Spring Fundraiser

We  have some extra items that did not sell at the Carnival and we wanted to give you a second chance at bidding on them and earning money for our school.

You’ll score a deal and we will be one step closer to doing something amazing for our school!

Join our Auction

 

Questions about how it all works? Check out https://www.32auctions.com/32auctionsDemo

 

Monday – Thursday, March 26-29, 2018


  • In a bag
  • Labeled with teacher’s name
  • Every item counts toward the class competition

Lightly used is fine!


Miscellaneous:

Are you a shopper? Can you spot a bargain from 100 yards? We need your help shopping for the PTO next year. Email us at [email protected] to see how you can help!


Supply Drive

 

WE NEED YOUR HELP

Teachers are in need of replacement supplies for their classrooms.

We all know that the children must be eating the pencils with how often they disappear and it’s no different at school! Everything is consumed at a much faster speed than anyone thought possible.

It’s time to dig through the cupboards at home and send in those odds and ends supplies that you didn’t need for that school project anyway. I promise no teacher has turned down a partly used glue stick or opened container of Clorox Wipes!
Here is what is needed most:

  • Dry Erase Markers, both thin and thick
  • Reams of Paper
  • Glue Sticks
  • Pencils
  • Clorox Wipes
  • Crayons
  • Colored Pencils
  • Red Pens

To sweeten the deal, we will be running a competition. The class with the most items will win a cool treat!

Send your items in a bag labeled with the teacher’s name (if you have more than one kid, write all of the teachers’ names on the bag).  The items will be sent to the office to be counted and redistributed to the staff as needed throughout the rest of the year.

Your teacher may have a specific request for her classroom. Those items will not be tallied in the class count, and will stay in her room when donated.  Look for an email from her with specific items (not all teachers need specific things).

 

“Easiest way to give to school that I know of!”   

Online Mattress Auction

We want to make it easier to shop our silent auction at the Spring Carnival.

To test our new system we are hosting an online auction of ONE item:   Your choice of any Tuft and Needle mattress!

 

The auction runs from 4pm on January 19 (Evening of the Arts) to 6pm on January 26. Bids start at $100 and increase in $20 increments. Visit Tuftandneedle.com to see the different options available ($325 to $700).

Join our Auction

Want a sneak peek at how it all works? Check out https://www.32auctions.com/32auctionsDemo