Fundraising

What should I expect through out the year?​

Listed below are annual fundraising events. The monies raised at these events fund all Fremont PTA Programs and Science and Technology Labs (instructors and lab costs.) We could not provide all that we do for Fremont students without the financial support of our dedicated Fremont community! Thank you for your support.

What are the primary funding activites?
  • PTA Membership Drive: $10 per adult or $30 per family, year round.

  • Fremont Spiritwear: $10-$20 an item, year round.

  • Book Fairs: Books start at $1.99, usually September and April.

  • Jog-A-Thon: This event is the primary fundraiser supporting all Fremont PTA programs except Science and Technology Labs. $100 per student, usually in November.

  • SOS Check Drive: SOS is the sole source of funding for Science and Technology Labs; paying for both teachers' salaries and supplies for both labs. $180 which is $1 per school day. Monthly (via PayPal) or February check drive.

  • Carnival Silent Auction: Items start at $20, usually in May.

More great opportunities include:
  • PayPal: Don’t want to write one check for your full donation in February? Spread your SOS donation out into monthly donations automatically made via PayPal. Sign up HERE for monthly payments.

  • Matching funds: Select companies offer matching funds for their employees’ financial gifts or volunteer hours. Find out if yours will match your contribution too.

Ways to help raise money, doing things you already do:
  • Amazon: Shop as you normally would with Amazon but always go through our Fremont link so Fremont PTA will get a percentage back on your purchases. It does not cost you anything additional! Share the link with your friends and family! See instructions HERE.

  • Box Tops: Collect them from participating products you may use at home. Send them to school with your child (collection boxes in lobby and primary hallway) so Fremont will receive funds.

  • Store Rebates: Register your shopping cards & raise money each time you shop (Vons, Albertsons, Ralphs, E-scrip). See instructions HERE.

Thank you so much for the support you constantly offer to Fremont! Your efforts make a difference!

Family Activities

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  • Community Events: Free, school-wide, family events hosted by the PTA. i.e. Coffee Klatsch, Family Movie Night, Family STEAM Night, Used Book Sale, Talent Show, and Carnival.

  • Community Service/Helping Hands: Service opportunities for your family in the Long Beach community, as well as for the school.

  • Monthly Falcon Flyer newsletter & weekly email blasts: School events, programs, and news.

  • Fall & Spring Social: Fremont community event. All are welcome.

  • Honorary Service Awards: Showing our appreciation for dedicated volunteers, professionals and groups with our PTA service-awards recognition program. Typically held during Spring Social in June. 

  • Hospitality: Beginning of the year staff breakfast, holiday luncheon, and staff appreciation week luncheon.

  • New Family Orientation: All new families are invited to learn about Fremont.

  • Legislation & Advocacy: A large part of PTA is advocating for educational and child-related policies. Periodically legislative alerts are emailed out and some sort of action is requested from members.

  • Membership: Gives you the opportunity to have a say in what happens at your child’s school, as well as enrollment in the largest national child advocacy group. Join PTA at any time!

  • Parent Education Events: Opportunities for informative speakers for parents. Ideas welcome!

  • PTA Website: Main source of PTA information.

Classroom Support

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  • Art Explorers: Opening the world of art to children by using different art mediums, exposing them to art masters and teaching them about opportunities and careers in art.

  • Assemblies: School-wide fun & educational assemblies.

  • Author’s Days: Children’s authors invited to Fremont to present assemblies to our students. Know a children’s author? Let us know!

  • Class Parties: Provides $5 per student toward classroom parties, project supplies, etc.

  • Classroom Aides: PTA funds college aides to assist teachers by working with students.

  • Classroom Set Up: Each teacher receives $200 for supplies for their classroom.

  • Field Trips: Each grade level receives a budget to fund 1-2 field trips per school year.

  • Library Liaison & Support: PTA provides new books ordered by the librarian as needed.

  • Music: Scholarships offered for students who need instruments.

  • CA Science Center Partnership: Support for teaching Next Generation Science Standards

  • Playground Activities/Supplies: Funds for playground equipment, maintenance, games, etc.

  • Room Parents: PTA coordinates class volunteers as liaison between teacher, parents and PTA.

  • School Beautification: Landscaping around school is enhanced through volunteer efforts coordinated with Student Council.

  • School Photos: PTA volunteers work day of photos to facilitate children through process.

  • Science Lab, Supplies & Instruction: Annual SOS check drive funds our credentialed teacher and lab costs like animal care and supplies.

  • Teacher Appreciation Week: Celebration of teachers and staff, with some events scheduled by PTA and others by classroom parents.

  • Teacher of the Year Essay Program: An opportunity for students and parents to submit an essay about any teacher they’d like. Winning Fremont essay progresses to District level.

  • Technology Lab, Supplies & Instruction: Annual SOS check drive funds our credentialed teacher and lab costs like ink cartridges and other support.

  • Walk through California & Walk through the American Revolution: 4th & 5th graders participate in these dynamic and interactive living history workshops.

Funding Sources

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  • Jog-a-thon: Primary fundraiser for PTA programs! We don’t participate in sales fundraisers, but instead focus all of our energy on this healthy, fun, community event. Huge volunteer endeavor required on day of event.

  • Box Tops: Every family has the opportunity to make Fremont money!

  • Business Partners: Numerous local businesses have partnered with and given back to Fremont.

  • Direct Donations: Received from businesses and individuals of the local community each year.

  • Grant Writing: Help needed finding and writing grants to fund school programs, such as science and technology. You won’t be starting from scratch; there is a great deal of quality written material!

  • Passive Fundraising (Rebates): Shop Amazon Smile through our link and Fremont PTA gets a %. Register your grocery shopping cards and Target Red Card and the Fremont PTA receives rebates. Visit Fremont-pta.org for more.

  • Silent Auction: Volunteers coordinate event, solicit donations, & work during event. Classrooms participate with donation of theme baskets. Takes place on Carnival day.

  • SOS (Support Our STEAM) Campaign: Fremont Annual fundraising effort funds 100% of both Computer and Science Labs, lab supplies and a credentialed science teacher. (not a PTA fundraiser, although supported by PTA volunteers)

  • Spirit Wear: Fremont logo wear is available during three pre-sale events per year (September, November, and February)

Have an idea for an afterschool club?  An assembly?  A new program?  Please contact our VP of Programs at FremontPTA.VP.programs@gmail.com or our VP of Fundraising at FremontPTA.fundraising@gmail.com.

If you have any questions about any of these programs/events, please contact our PTA President at president@fremont-pta.org.