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Double Down with Corporate Donation Matching

Many workplaces will match your donation to our Move-A-Thon fundraiser, which will double your impact without you having to spend any more money!  When selecting the non-profit organization for matching, make sure to choose Emily Dickinson PTSA.  

1.  You donate.

2.  They match.

3.  Double the impact.

Check HERE to see if your workplace matches charitable donations.  Each company does this differently, but they all mean the same thing -- more resources available for our students, teachers, and community!

If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Landy at lpacheco@dickinsonptsa.org 

Emily Dickinson PTSA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, tax ID # 91-1212455.  All donations may be tax deductible.

 

Companies That Offer Corporate Donation Matching

Listed below are a few local companies that offer the gift of corporate matching.  See a more complete list here.

 MICROSOFT CORPORATION

Min: $1 Max: $15,000 Match Ratio: 1:1
Volunteer hours matched: Yes Per hour: $25
Employee Eligibility: Full-time and part-time
Website: https://microsoft.benevity.org
Deadline: 12 months from the donation date to request a matching gift.   

 GOOGLE INC

Min: $50 Max: $10,000 Match Ratio: 1:1
Volunteer hours matched: Yes Per hour: $10 Employee Eligibility: Full-time and part-time
Website: https://google.benevity.org
Deadline: January 31st of the year following the date of the donation.

 BOEING

Min: $25 Max: $10,000 Match Ratio: 1:1
Volunteer hours matched: Yes Per hour: $10          Employee Eligibility: Full-time and part-time
Website: https://boeing.yourcause.com
Deadline: January 31st of the year following the date of the donation. 

 COSTCO WHOLESALE CORPORATION

Min: $25 Max: $10,000 Match Ratio: 1:1
Volunteer hours matched:
No                  Employee Eligibility: Full-time
Website:
https://costco.benevity.org
Deadline:

 

STARBUCKS

Min: $20 Max: $1,500 Match Ratio: 1:1
Volunteer hours matched: Yes Per hour: $6-$10 Employee Eligibility: Full-time and part-time
Website:  https://www.cybergrants.com/starbucks/partnergiving
Deadline: 12 months from the donation date to request a matching gift.

  EXPEDIA INC.

Min: $25 Max: $4,000 Match Ratio: 1:1
Volunteer hours matched:
Yes Per hour: $15 Employee Eligibility: Full-time and part-time
Website:
https://expediacares.benevity.org
Deadline: 
12 months from the donation date to request a matching gift

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updated 11/16/2021

PJ Day, extra recess, Crazy Hair Day, and pies in the face -- OH MY!

Enormous THANK YOU to all who participated and contributed!  You are making a real difference within PTSA and the enrichment programs and family events we can offer!

The classroom donations leaderboard at 11:59pm on Wed, Nov 10 determined our top 2 fundraising classes to win a donut party:

1.  $2,710.00  Team Potter (3rd grade)

2.  $2,345.00  Team Schwabenbauer (Kindergarten)

3.  $2,022.00  Team Carter (3rd grade)

4.  $1,902.00  Team Bergstrom (4th grade)

5.  $1,831.00  Team Peckinpaugh (2nd grade)

Again, thank you to all who participated and contributed!  We sincerely appreciate your support!


2021-22 Reflections Theme Announced

The National PTA Reflections art contest is now open to all Dickinson/Explorer students.  Students create and submit original works of art in one or all of the available categories, but just one entry per category:  dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography, and visual arts.  The 2021-22 Reflections theme is "I WILL CHANGE THE WORLD BY..."

Let the theme inspire you, and let creativity flow!  Can't wait to see what Dickinson/Explorer students create!  Submission deadline:  Wed, Nov 10.  Please electronically submit entries to Reflections Chair Yu Ling Huang at ylhuang@dickinsonptsa.org 

The 2022-23 Reflections theme is "SHOW YOUR VOICE!"


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updated 11/27/2021

Happiness is sweetest when shared!  This holiday season, donate to bring smiles to struggling families in our school community.  Dickinson/Explorer and PTSA come together to organize a Gift Card Donation Drive around the holiday season to help our families in need.  Click here to sign up, then hand your gift card to a PTSA member waiting by the school flagpole on Fri, Dec 3 from 3:40-4p, or Mon, Dec 6 from 9:05-9:25a.  Thank you so much!

If the holidays are a financial struggle for your family and you feel that your family would benefit from receiving a gift card, please email plloyd@dickinsonptsa.org.  Paper forms are also available at the front office.  All requests must be received by Fri, Dec 3.

Mention "Emily Dickinson" for each paid admission to Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink and a $3 donation is made to our PTSA.  Eligible dates Nov 19-Jan 9.

If you're shopping for personalized cards and gifts through Shutterfly, please access using our school's storefront13% of sales return to our PTSA!  Please share the storefront with family and friends. 

Trash to Treasure:  Do you have unused or unwanted party favors and goody bag items taking up valuable space in your home?  How about that stack of puzzles, games, and books that no longer spark joy?  Clear your clutter by donating those items to be put to new use at Dickinson/Explorer!  Now through Tues, Nov 30, drop off clean, undamaged goody bag favors, puzzles, games, and books in the collection box outside the main entrance.  

Online Math Challenge Tournament on Sat, Dec 11.  Grades 2-6.  Register HERE between Oct 26 - Dec 2.  $20 per student.  Enter code 229 to ensure that 15% of the tournament fee goes to the PTSA.  Full tournament details here.

Math Challenge is a series of 15 challenges published every other week by Math in Action. View and print Math Challenge #5 starting Fri, Nov 19.  Refer to the challenge schedule or PTSA calendar for due dates.

Safety Patrol:  Red Squad report for duty Nov 29-Dec 3.

PTSA Membership Drive ended!  Tremendous thank you to all who purchased a 2021-22 PTSA membership.  Earning an ice cream party:  Bergstrom, Carter, Cheney, Harrington, Jackson, McLaughlin, Peckinpaugh, Pietersen, Potter, Schwabenbauer, Shaw.  

SUBSCRIBE to the PTSA e-newsletter, The Messenger!  Be first to know about Bingo Night, book fairs, Fun Run, Big/Little Theater, Carnival, and all other PTSA events!

Volunteering at Dickinson/Explorer?  First time volunteer?  Submit a LWSD Online Volunteer Application for clearance.  Returning volunteer?  Look for a renewal reminder from Raptor.  (Check junk mail for Raptor System.)  Approvals are valid for two full years.  After LWSD clears your volunteer status, provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination.


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2:45p Messenger Weekly News
Messenger Weekly News

Date:
Sunday, November 28
Time:
2:45p - 11:59p

SUBSCRIBE for the latest news + events at Dickinson/Explorer.
Safety Patrol: RED squad
Safety Patrol: RED squad

Date:
Monday, November 29

Nov 29-Dec 3
Math Challenge Tournament registration closes
Math Challenge Tournament registration closes

Date:
Monday, November 29
Where:
online

Fall 2021 Online Math Challenge Tournament

Grades 2-6.
Register here by Mon, Nov 29.
ENTER 3-DIGIT CODE "226" to ensure 15% of the tournament fee goes to Dickinson PTSA.
$20.00 registration fee per student.

Tournament on Sat, Dec. 11.
Answers posted on Mon, Dec 13.
Giving Tuesday
Giving Tuesday

Date:
Tuesday, November 30
Math Challenge #5 DUE
Math Challenge #5 DUE

Date:
Friday, December 3
Where:
give to teacher or front office

MATH CHALLENGE #5: https://www.mathinaction.org/e-dickinsonexplorer-elementary.html

CHALLENGE SCHEDULE: here
Move-A-Thon Reward: Crazy Hair Day
Move-A-Thon Reward: Crazy Hair Day

Date:
Friday, December 3
Where:
come to school with crazy hair

Because the Move-A-Thon exceeded the $15,000 PTSA fundraising goal, students earn a crazy hair day today!
3:40p Gift Card Donation Drive
Gift Card Donation Drive

Date:
Friday, December 3
Time:
3:40p - 4:00p
Where:
drop off w/ PTSA member at school flagpole

4:00p Choice Middle School Applications DUE
Choice Middle School Applications DUE

Date:
Friday, December 3
Time:
4:00p
Where:
https://www.lwsd.org/schools/choice-schools

Grade 5 only.

Brief description of choice middle schools here.

8:00p LWPTSA Auction closes
LWPTSA Auction closes

Date:
Friday, December 3
Time:
8:00p
Where:
https://www.biddingowl.com/Auction/home.cfm?auctionID=24027

Auction proceeds go to scholarships awarded to graduating seniors.
Full details here.
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2:45p Messenger Weekly News
Messenger Weekly News

Date:
Sunday, December 5
Time:
2:45p - 11:59p

The Dickinson Community Messenger is a weekly e-newsletter. Look for it on Sunday afternoons to prep for the school week ahead. SUBSCRIBE for the latest news + events at Dickinson/Explorer.
Safety Patrol: YELLOW squad
Safety Patrol: YELLOW squad

Date:
Monday, December 6

Dec 6-10
9:05a Gift Card Donation Drive
Gift Card Donation Drive

Date:
Monday, December 6
Time:
9:05a - 9:25a
Where:
drop off w/ PTSA member at school flagpole
8:15a Garden Committee Meeting
Garden Committee Meeting

Date:
Tuesday, December 7
Time:
8:15a - 8:45a
Math Challenge #6
Math Challenge #6

Date:
Friday, December 10

MATH CHALLENGE #6: https://www.mathinaction.org/e-dickinsonexplorer-elementary.html

CHALLENGE SCHEDULE: here
Move-A-Thon Reward: Extra Recess
Move-A-Thon Reward: Extra Recess

Date:
Friday, December 10

Because the Move-A-Thon exceeded the $10,000 PTSA fundraising goal, students earn an extra recess today!
10:00a Math Challenge Tournament
Math Challenge Tournament

Date:
Saturday, December 11
Time:
10:00a - 5:00p
Where:
online

Fall 2021 Online Math Challenge Tournament

Grades 2-6.
Tournament on Sat, Dec. 11.

Students may start the test any time between 10a-5p, but must complete the test WITHIN ONE HOUR + IN ONE SITTING.

Answers posted on Mon, Dec 13.
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Emily Dickinson PTSA    7040  208th Ave NE    Redmond WA 98053    425 936 2530    LWSD

Emily Dickinson PTSA 2.8.13 is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  We serve Emily Dickinson Elementary and Explorer Community School on Union Hill in Redmond, WA.  Tax ID # 91-1212455.