Linn Grove

PTO

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Money Orders

Western Union

Alliant Energy

Gift Card Activation Slips

Casey's Gas Stations


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Directions on how to set your account up to donate to Linn Grove PTO.

Linn Grove PTO is thrilled to announce two new fundraising opportunities. The first is with Shutterfly, the leader in personalized photo products, offering a wide range of photo books, gifts, home décor collections, and unlimited FREE photo storage. The second is with Tiny Prints, the leader in personalized stationery, offering luxe designs from top stationery designers. For each purchase you make from either one of these brands, 13% will be donated to our organization.

How To Support Us:

Go to our Storefront URL here – LinnGrovePTO.ShutterflyStorefront.com
Click through to Shutterfly.com or Shutterfly.com/Tinyprints and start shopping
Make a purchaseThat’s it, it is that easy AND you can still use any promo’s that are being advertised on the Shutterfly site. Feel free to share this email with all your friends and family, the more people who purchase, the more our organization earns. 

Thank you,
Linn Grove PTO

When you shop with Shutterfly or Tiny Prints 
13% of each order will be donated to our organization 
Click Here to Help Us Fundraise!

Did you know that Linn Grove collects pull tabs (aka pop tabs) to donate to Ronald McDonald House Charities?

Collecting the pull tabs from cans is an easy and fun way to support the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois.

The pull tabs collected at the Ronald McDonald House of Iowa City are shipped to a recycling center for processing.  RMHC of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois receives the money from the recycling center based on how many pounds of pull tabs get delivered.

Annually the pull-tab collection program generates over $14,000 to support services for the families and children that RMHC of Eastern Iowa & Western Illinois serves. Every pull-tab saved helps!

The idea for a Ronald McDonald House began in Philadelphia in 1973, when Fred Hill, a member of the Philadelphia Eagles football team, learned that his three year old daughter, Kim, had leukemia. The Eagles organized fundraising efforts to assist Kim's, as well as other children's, fight against leukemia. During the course of these efforts, the idea of a 'home-away-from-home' where out-of-town families could stay during their child's hospital treatment was born.

So save those pop tabs, put them in a Ziploc bag and drop them off at the collection center inside the front doors at Linn Grove.  Want to learn more about RMHC, go to http://rmhc-eiwi.org/ and read more about what you can do to help and the amazing stores of families helped by Ronald McDonald House.  Remember all tabs count, tabs from pop cans, soup cans, fruit cans, energy drink cans and so many more.

“ Staying at the house was a blessing for us as it gave us a home away from home filled with a caring staff and volunteers. Quinn enjoyed the meals brought by the volunteers, the playroom, the library, the special holiday events, and walks in the neighborhood around the House. Quinn also loved to visit with the staff and volunteers and always made sure they didn’t forget he was a Cyclone. At a time in our life filled with uncertainty of the future, our stay at Ronald McDonald House of Iowa City allowed us to focus our attention on Quinn. Whenever we visit RMH of Iowa City, it’s like we are coming home, as all of our wonderful memories from our stay at RMH return. The Ronald McDonald House is truly a home filled with love. - THE BOYLSTON FAMILY Eddie, Terri, Orion & Payton “


Please contact the Linn Grove PTO at linngroveptoemail@gmail.com for any questions, Jessie Venables Jesse is our corrdinator who takes all our pop tabs to Iowa City for Linn Grove.

Welcome back to school, parents! My name is Kelly Ackley and I’m thrilled to be the Box Tops for Education™ Coordinator for Linn Grove Elementary. Clipping Box Tops is an easy way for you to help our school earn cash. Last school year, we earned $4,039.02 and used the money to help fund things like ROAR, Movie Nights, Friends & Family Breakfast and our Library. This school year, our school’s earnings goal is $4,500.00


Are you a Box Tops member? Sign up at www.BTFE.com to stay updated on our school’s earnings and find a full list of hundreds of participating products. Members also receive exclusive coupon offers and recipes and can learn about extra ways for our school to earn more cash.

There are so many products that have Box Tops on them, here are a few, but you can find them all at: http://www.boxtops4education.com/participating-products

Green Giant
General Mills
Avery
Pillsbury
Boise
Hefty
Scott


And remember, check the expiration date on all Box Tops, if they are past the expiration date we cannot turn them in.  

Stay tuned for the monthly Box Top contests!

Prairie Farms Our Caps Your Cause is a new program we just signed up for.  Linn Grove received 5 cents for every cap code entered in online for Linn Grove.  Once we hit 1,000 codes they will send us a check.


How Does it Work?

1. Begin by purchasing Prairie Farms milk in gallon or half gallon sizes
2. Peel off the Prairie Farms cap sticker to reveal a unique, redeemable code below






                

3. Click the Enter Cap Codes Button at http://www.prairiefarms.com/our-caps-your-cause.aspx
4. From the drop down menu, select Linn Grove PTO
5. Enter your codes (up to 5 separate ones may be added at a time for quicker entry)
6. Click the Redeem Codes button

That's it!

For every code redeemed, Prairie Farms will give 5 cents to your selected charity. 
Small change that makes a big difference.

Our Commitment

Our Caps Your Cause is a simple, accountable and personal way to support your favorite organization. We are committed to bringing people together around the family table where great ideas begin. At Prairie Farms, our farm families and employees take great pride in giving back to the communities in which we work and live. In today’s challenging economy, our communities rely even more on local non-profit organizations to provide crucial programs and services to those in need. We believe that we can make even a greater impact in our communities by supporting local charities and the good work they do.The launch of “Our Caps, Your Cause” reflects our rich history of being good neighbors, a concept that began 75 years ago when our company was founded.

If you have any questions please contact the PTO at linngroveptoemail@gmail.com

Hy Vee Gas Stations (3 in CR, 1 in Marion)

Hy Vee Car Washes

Starbuck's located inside Cr or Marion Hy Vee

Caribou's located inside Cr or Marion Hy Vee

Laundry, Postage, Mailing Supplies, Lottery

Wine/Spirits Department

Pharmacy Department

Hy Vee Market Grille (3 in CR)

Electronic Copies

Floral Department

Catering/bulk purchases for school concessions or celebrations

Gift Cards purchased at Hy Vee

Save your Hy-Vee Receipts to earn money for Linn Grove!  It’s so easy to rack up money for our school so ask friends and family to help too.

All receipts count!  Use your local Hy-Vee for grocery shopping, catering needs, concession stands, celebrations, school parties and more!

$1 is earned for every $200 spent.  It adds up fast!  In 2013 we raised $918.70, in 2014 it was $1733.89, we made just a little more in 2015 with $1744.71 and really raised it last year with a total of $1824.27.  So let’s set a goal of $2,000 for then 2016/2017 school year, I know we can do it and just maybe there will be a school wide prize for hitting our goal!



















Important information:

  • Turn in your receipts every month if possible so we can keep adding them up
  • If you have time to add them up for us that would be great and a lot of help
  • Ask neighbors and family to help us out and keep those receipts for us
  • Copies of receipts work (we know some need them for insurance reasons)
  • NO electronic receipts will be accepted
  • Receipts from Cedar Rapids or Marion Hy-Vee Food or Drugstores are accepted
  • All receipts count!  Pharmacy, Wine/Spirits, catering, gas, postage, deli, money orders, Starbucks etc. 
  • Casey’s Gas receipts do NOT count, they participate in the Fuel Saver program but not Cash 4 Students



Turn in Location:
 
You can drop off receipts anytime to the office or in the collection bin inside the front door of the school, just look for the Hy-Vee Receipt basket.  Please send them in an envelope marked Hy-Vee receipts or a baggie.

If you have any questions please contact Carmen Bell at bells4ever@aol.com.
Thank you to everyone who has been turning in receipts and Hy-Vee for continuing this wonderful program.