Each year, every class at Churchill participates in its own fundraising project. By involving students in raising money for the school, we help them take ownership for school events. For example, in 1995, students helped the school raise money to renovate the climbing structure.
Fundraising projects can take many forms. They can be parent- and/or teacher-initiated and can take place any time during the school year. Often classes take part in the school skate-a-thon, for example. Other ideas are a class variety show or selling handmade items at our holiday craft sale.
Our fundraising guidelines and procedures are based on the values that make Churchill a supportive and cooperative place to learn. They reflect the thoughtful input of Churchill students, teachers, and parents. Our fundraising activities follow these guidelines:
- Give each student a chance to help choose, plan, research, organize, and carry out class fundraising projects.
- Respect the natural environment.
- Encourage students to strive for their personal best and emphasize non-competitiveness.
- Promote a balanced approach to nutrition.
- Avoid door-to-door sales by students.
- Respect the cultures and beliefs of various groups.
- Promote inclusiveness, allowing as many children as possible to purchase the products, participate in events, etc.
- Be non-violent.
- Consider the timing of other events and allow enough time to coordinate school-wide projects.
Everyone in the Churchill community is encouraged to make suggestions for fundraising.
- For information on how funds are raised, see Fundraising Guidelines.
- For information on the approval process and how the funds are managed, see Funds Management Procedures.