PTA Fundraising Plan
Give. Help. Grow.
How YOU can support the Lake Harriet Community School PTA
Through your contributions and support, the LHCS PTA has year-to-year been able to achieve the goal of enrichment, education and experience for students, starting in Kindergarten right though 8th grade.
Each year, the PTA turns to YOU, our community of parents and friends, to achieve our goal of $200 in contributions per LHCS family. For this 2016-2017 year, our goal is $150,000 which goes directly to your student’s experience at LHCS.
What does YOUR support of the PTA bring to LHCS? Many of the activities and experiences that make your student’s school day special are funded only by the LHCS PTA. Imagine your student’s school life without the activities that open their world. That’s what your LCHS PTA is here to do – make that difference.
Here’s a short list of activities supported by the PTA:
  • Middle School Orchestra                                  
  • Art Adventure
  • LC Teacher Emeritus - Reading                         
  • STEM Curriculum materials
  • UC Teacher Emeritus – Science                        
  • UC/LC Media Center
  • Accelerated Reading                                       
  • STEM 
  • ALPHA                                                         
  • Classroom Stipend for each teacher
  • Mid West Food Connection                              
  • Chess Club    
  • Math Counts                                                 
  • Science Fair
  • … and so much more
One goal, many ways to get there
In 2016-2017, the PTA has designed many ways for you to support the cause. The choice is yours. All we ask for is your support to reach our goal of $200 per family.
Annual Pledge Drive – 100% of Pledge Drive contributions go directly to the LHCS PTA. Totally tax deductible. Can be pledged many times – no limit to number or total of contributions. Additionally, your contribution is often multiplied through corporate/matching gifts. If you look for efficiency in your giving, this is for you. Find out how to contribute here.
Paper, Book and Gift sales – There are opportunities to shop for a cause! Each of these fundraisers give friends and familiy the chance to support LHCS PTA from anywhere.
  • Club's Choice paper and gift sale runs from September 16 – September 22, 2016
  • Scholastic Book Fair will be held October 24 & 25, 2016          


The Read-A-Thon - starting February 1, 2017 - The Read-A-Thon gives students a chance to help their school doing what they do best! If you’d like to contribute in a way that celebrates LHCS students’ skills, this is for you.
Spring Carnival – April 28, 2017 - The Spring Carnival is an event that all students look forward to. A fun night for kids and their friends.
Parties Galore – Ongoing during the school year – Parties Galore has become a major component of our revenue. Members of the LHCS Community are invited to host events, with ticket sales and other revenue proceeds benefitting LHCS PTA.
“Silent” fundraisers – Many corporations will contribute to LHCS just for documenting the things our community does every day. Box Tops for Education, Campbell’s Soup Labels for Education, and Target Red Card Giving are all programs that bring LHCS important, under-the-radar funds every year. What are you doing that can make easy money for LHCS PTA? Find out here.
Pancake and Waffle Breakfast: This year, the Lake Harriet Masonic Lodge Pancake and Waffle Breakfast date is still TBD. LHCS PTA doesn’t lift a finger; all we’re asking is that you show up hungry to benefit our school. A great example of how our broader community supports the LHCS PTA.
Spirit Wear sales – Throughout the school year/silent fundraiser. Check out selection here.
We thank you in advance for the support we know you’ll give your PTA. Here’s to another great year at LHCS!

Pledge Drive
Pledge Drive
Each year, the Pledge Drive gives LHCS families and friends a direct and efficient way to support the programs that enrich every student's experience at LHCS.
What do Pledge Drive funds support?
You'd be surprised how many of your student's favorite activities are made possible through LHCS PTA Fundraising. Find out more here.
100% tax deductible.
100% of donation goes directly to support school programs
You can donate any number of times, any time through the year, any time of day or night. Every donation makes a difference.
How can I pledge?
Look for information in you child’s backpack and on the website. There are three ways you can donate to help us reach our $150,000 goal:
1. Donate online by clicking here.You will be directed to SchoolPay which will process your donation.
2. Write a check and send it to LHCS PTA - Pledge Drive, 4912 Vincent Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55410
3. Drop off Check at ether campus in the PTA Mail box.
Any/all donations to the PTA are tax-deductible.
How much should our family give?
If each family at Lake Harriet Community School contributed $200+ we would reach our $150,000 goal. We understand some families will be able to give more and others less, however a donation of any amount will allow us to maintain the wonderful enrichment programs we have to offer at Lake Harriet.
Multiply your donation!
You may work for a company that will match your donation to the PTA (Matching Gifts to Education Program). Please check with your Human Resource department.
Click to review frequently asked questions about the pledge drive.