The primary goal of the PTO is to enrich and supplement the education and experience of all Thompson students during their time at the school through enrichment and events. In order to support these goals, the PTO must raise money through direct donations and fundraising. The PTO anticipates spending $100 per student throughout the year; every donation helps! On behalf of the Thompson PTO and all of the students at the Thompson School, thank you very much! We are all grateful for your support.
The Arlington Community Card
The Arlington Community Card is Thompson’s most important fundraiser that raises nearly a third of our entire budget. The card offers amazing deals at more than 35 local shops & restaurants and helps us raise money beyond the parent community. This card provides discounts at your local stores and restaurants for an entire year beginning each September. In addition to purchasing your own card, we rely on the parent community to help sell the card to friends and neighbors. The 2019-2020 cards will be available soon! Look for them at Arlington Town Day on Sept. 14.
Direct Donation Drive 2019-2020
Unlike some PTO fundraisers where only a portion of the proceeds from your purchase goes to the PTO, your financial contribution today will go directly into the PTO budget. While the other fundraisers certainly help, your direct donation ensures that 100% of your intended support goes to those activities that enhance our children’s school experience. Did you know that this year you may be able to double your donation without any additional cost to you? The Thompson PTO is a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization! Many companies will match tax-deductible contributions made by their employees and some will provide matching funds to support employee volunteer hours. Most of these programs match contributions dollar for dollar, and some will even double or triple the amount of your gift! Check with your employer to see if you have a matching gift program!
Shop With AmazonSmile To Support the PTO
You can support Thompson with every purchase at Amazon by shopping through AmazonSmile and making the Thompson School PTO your charity of choice. Thompson will earn 0.5% of all eligible purchases at no additional cost to you! Learn more about Thompson School PTO and AmazonSmile, including frequently asked questions.
Other Ongoing Fundraisers
The Thompson School PTO participates in several smaller ongoing fundraisers that give you lots of ways to support the school while doing your normal shopping and using your normal household items! From box tops to grocery shopping to buying gifts around town, every penny adds up.