Co-Presidents Letter: Zervas Fundraising

Hello Zervas Families,

In the upcoming weeks, you’re going to start seeing email blasts and letters home about different fundraising initiatives we have at Zervas.  In addition to running the Kindergarten Soccer program, which is our single largest fundraiser, we hold several community-based fundraisers.  We thought it might be helpful to lay them all out in one letter so you know what’s coming.

Teacher Raffle
Next week, your student will come home with a sheet filled with teacher and staff led activities, parties and lunches that your student can have the opportunity to win.  Each student is given one free ticket to enter into the raffle-style drawing.  Additional tickets can be purchased for $5 each and all money raised goes directly to the Zervas PTO.  Please read the letter closely and don’t be late turning in your ticket(s) by the January 30th deadline!  Students love winning these activities and the PTO is grateful to the staff for their generosity planning and hosting.

March Online Auction
The Zervas Online Auction committee is busy contacting restaurants, summer camps, gyms, salons, grocery stores, party venues, and many more local businesses to get donated gift cards and services for us to auction off during our annual online fundraiser.  Businesses donate to us and we sell the items to the highest bidder with the profits going to the PTO.  The online-only auction will be live on the Bidding For Good website March 4th-10th and bidding will be brisk.  Please watch for the emails announcing the start of the auction and spread the word to your non-Zervas friends too, anyone can bid.

Spring Fling
This might be our most fun fundraiser.  The Zervas school will be turned into an adults-only party on Saturday night, April 27th.  Book your babysitter early!  The festive night (theme to be revealed later) will be filled with food, drinks, dancing and fun.  There will also be a silent auction table which will have many good things to bid on:  there will be Zervas-Community items like parties and dinners at Zervas family houses, sports tickets, special packages, and more.  Tickets to the party will be sold in advance so watch for the letters and don’t be late with your RSVP.  All profits from the ticket sales and silent auction go to the Zervas PTO.  Come have a fun night with your Zervas community while supporting the PTO.

As always, we are both available to answer any questions and welcome your comments.  And if you’re looking to get involved with any of these fundraising committees or have an item you would like to donate, please email us at

Maggie Schmidt & Jenn Martin
Zervas PTO Co-Presidents