VP of Fundraising Cutler Andrews
The MES PTA traditionally raises funds for a variety of student enrichment (cultural arts performances, visiting authors & artists, and a Grants program), teacher support (classroom supplies, funding for specials), media center upgrades and technology enhancements including robotics.
While this is a different kind of year for our school, the PTA is committed to continued fundraising efforts in support of our Morningside students and the larger APS community. Some of the annual fundraising events that we look forward to will be adapted to fit our current virtual learning situation. Please stay tuned for information on our largest annual fundraiser, Boosterthon Dolphin Dash and our Spring Event.
Current Fundraising Initiatives:
Through our Dolphin Donors Program, families, staff, corporations, local businesses, and other friends of our community can help strengthen our school and provide great opportunities for all MES students. The PTA is incredibly grateful for the support of our 2020 - 2021 Dolphin Donors and offers multiple sponsorship levels with various year-round benefits for both our Dolphin Donor Parent Patrons and Business Dolphin Donors. Join the program or contact the Dolphin Donor Chair Jennifer Lieb if you’re interested in becoming a Dolphin Donor.
Every year, the MES PTA partners with various local restaurants through a popular Dine Out program. When dining at the restaurant, the family should let the waiter know that they are with MES and at the end of the week, the restaurant will provide a contribution to the school based on their sales. This year, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the restaurants will provide a take-out option for those families who are not comfortable going to a restaurant. For a schedule of Dine-Out, check out the MES Calendar on the Home page. Contact Dine Out Chair Tori Moore if you have any questions about the program.
With the generosity of MES families and local businesses, the MES PTA was able to fund the following in the 2020-2021 school year:
- Dolphin Kits for at-home learning
- COVID readiness supplies for returning to school such as:
- Seat Sacks for classrooms
- Water bottle fillers
- Picnic tables for outdoor seating
- Media Center books and supplies
- Teacher supplies and PPE for teachers and staff
- Signage and materials to help make the Inman campus our new home