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 2019-2020 year, our goal is $175,000 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:
  • Field Trips                        
  • STEM Curriculum materials                        
  • 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 2019-2020, 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. 100% tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. 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.
Boosterthon Dragon Dash - Students collect pledges September 16 - September 27, 2019. Each campus will have a fun run. All students will receive a t-shirt regardless of how much money they raise thanks to Mint Orthodontics
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 year round online. Click here to learn more or set up an online account
  • Scholastic Book Fair will be held TBD at both campuses          


The Read-A-Thon - 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 24, 2020 - The Spring Carnival is an event that all students look forward to. A fun night for kids and their friends. For more information click here 
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. Amazon Smile (be sure to type in PTA Minnesota Congress Lake Harriet Community School PTA)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 scheduled for October 27, 2019. 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!