Pledge Drive Contributions Growing; More Needed
Monday, October 12, 2009 9:35 PM


What a great bunch of families and students we have at LHCS!  There is so much going on at this school.  Chess Club began last week. The leveled-book Teacher Library rooms are a big hit. Classrooms are buzzing with activities and projects, and learning is happening everywhere. One key to making all of this happen is the LHCS PTA fundraising that occurs throughout the year. Your support has brought the Pledge Drive up to $14,000, with 83 families donating so far. Thank you very much! Many, many families and students also participated in the Innisbrook fundraiser and sold $55,000 worth of chocolates, wrapping paper and cookie dough! Your efforts with Innisbrook have raised more than $25,000* for our school. Thus, a little more than a month into the school year, we have raised $39,000 toward our goal of $125,000. 

Despite all of this wonderful news, we still have a long way to go. The Pledge Drive is LHCS’s biggest fundraiser of the year, and we are well short of its $55,000 goal. Not sure what the PTA does for you? You received the Student Directory this past week – supported by the PTA and a labor of love by Rae Ann Vandeputte. Check the website lately? Supported by the PTA. (Thank Lorna Doone next time you see her, as well as the countless room reps who update classroom pages.) The Student Handbook was handed out to all new students this fall, and is also posted on the website. Thank you to Claudia Miller and Lynn Borden, also of the PTA!  

Widespread participation in the Pledge Drive at all levels would make a big difference in reaching our goals. You can donate online or put a check in the Pledge Drive box in either school office. You can mail a check to Lake Harriet Community School PTA, 4912 Vincent Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55410.

*This is an estimate. We will provide final numbers when they are available.