Announcing the 2017 Dicken Dash!

WHAT: ANNOUNCING The DICKEN DASH! Friday, October 6

WHY: This is our 6th annual Dash, our all-school PTO fall fundraiser! Our intent is to focus on three main goals:
1) Fitness,
2) Giving the kids a sense of ownership in contributing to raising funds for their school, and
3) Teaching the kids that it is important to give to others in need.

DETAILS: All Dicken students attended the Dash kick off assembly this afternoon where they were introduced to the Dash, learned about their role in helping to raise funds for Dicken, and in giving back to the community. The C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital has been selected to receive 5% of the funds raised (capped at $500). Students were sent home with their own Dash Pledge Package today that includes all the details of this exciting event!

Students raise money for Dicken by running/walking a 1/4 mile track on October 6 and volunteers will tally laps completed. Each student is encouraged to ask family, neighbors and friends to either pledge a certain dollar amount per lap or provide a flat rate donation.

NEXT STEPS/ACTION REQUESTED:
1) Please review your student’s Pledge Package this afternoon. It includes information on collecting pledges. All pledges are due October 13, and our goal is a minimum $50 contribution per student. You can either pledge a certain dollar amount per lap (1/4 mile track) or provide a flat rate donation. Please consider donating generously, as the PTO does not ask for other non-fundraiser contributions. Donations can be made by check made out to “Dicken PTO” cash, or using PayPal. The link to contribute using PayPal is at https://dickenpto.wordpress.com/ (see detailed instructions for online donations below). Every student will participate in the Dash regardless of financial contribution.

2) VOLUNTEER! We need many volunteers on Dash Day: October 6. Please use the attached SIGN UP GENIUS LINK to select your volunteer duties and time.

QUESTIONS: Please contact Kathleen Fortini, kathleenjfortini@gmail.com

ON-LINE PLEDGE (Credit Card or Pay Pal) INSTRUCTIONS:
To make a contribution to the Dicken Dash using a credit card or PayPal, please follow the instructions below:

1. Go to https://dickenpto.wordpress.com/
2. Click on the PayPal link: on your PC or Mac, the link to PayPal will be in the upper right corner. (On an iPad, scroll down to see the link.)
3. Enter the amount you would like to donate to the Dicken PTO.
4. If you have a PayPal account, log in to your account on the right side of the page and proceed to enter the required information. Click “Review Donation and Continue.”
a. To the left of your donation total, you will see a hyperlink which reads, “Add special instructions to the seller”. Select this link, and type the name of the student for whom you are pledging, and their teacher’s name (if known)
b. Next select “Donate USD now”
c. PayPal will confirm your payment and provide a confirmation number. You can also print a receipt.
5. If you do NOT have a PayPal account, you can pay with a credit card or with your existing bank account. Look for the link on the left hand side of the page next to “Don’t have a PayPayl Account? Use your credit card or bank account.” Choose that link and enter the billing information for your credit card or bank account. Click on “Review Donation and Continue.”
6. You will receive emails from PayPal confirming your donation to the Dicken PTO and providing a receipt. One email includes the email address of Dicken’s PTO Treasurer (DickenPTOTreasurer@gmail.com.)

QUESTIONS: Please contact Kathleen Fortini, kathleenjfortini@gmail.com

ON-LINE PLEDGE (Credit Card or Pay Pal) INSTRUCTIONS:
To make a contribution to the Dicken Dash using a credit card or PayPal, please follow the instructions below:

1. Go to https://dickenpto.wordpress.com/
2. Click on the PayPal link: on your PC or Mac, the link to PayPal will be in the upper right corner. (On an iPad, scroll down to see the link.)
3. Enter the amount you would like to donate to the Dicken PTO.
4. If you have a PayPal account, log in to your account on the right side of the page and proceed to enter the required information. Click “Review Donation and Continue.”
a. To the left of your donation total, you will see a hyperlink which reads, “Add special instructions to the seller”. Select this link, and type the name of the student for whom you are pledging, and their teacher’s name (if known)
b. Next select “Donate USD now”
c. PayPal will confirm your payment and provide a confirmation number. You can also print a receipt.
5. If you do NOT have a PayPal account, you can pay with a credit card or with your existing bank account. Look for the link on the left hand side of the page next to “Don’t have a PayPayl Account? Use your credit card or bank account.” Choose that link and enter the billing information for your credit card or bank account. Click on “Review Donation and Continue.”
6. You will receive emails from PayPal confirming your donation to the Dicken PTO and providing a receipt. One email includes the email address of Dicken’s PTO Treasurer (DickenPTOTreasurer@gmail.com.)

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April 2015 minutes: AAPS bond millage, grants, open carry policy

Amy R., Cindy , Mike, Rachel, Suzanne Vu, Andy Thomas, Sarah, Laite, Adrienne, Peggy

Andy (AAPS School Board):

-Election & proposals

– Bond is continuation of existing bond millage – 2.4 mills. If not renewed, taxes reduced just slightly. Without passing, 1st yr. goes down from 2.45 to 2.43 ($11/yr). End of 5 yrs 2.14 mills ($21/ yr).

– We will get approx. $33 million if passed – used to replace busses equipped w/ global tech. AAPS owns busses & just outsources service.  Continue reading

Sample Dicken Dash email to family and friends

SUGGESTED E-MAIL OR POST TO FACEBOOK:

My child is raising money for their school, Dicken Elementary, by running and walking on October 6! Funds raised during the 3rd Annual Dicken Dash support school field trips, extra classroom supplies and in-school enrichment activities. In addition to a focus on fitness, the Dicken community is also giving back by donating 5% of all the funds raised in the school (up to $600) to Mott Children’s Hospital.
You may either pledge an amount per lap run (each lap is 1/4 mile) or make a flat donation. Send your donation to us or use PayPal to make an easy on-line contribution. (The Pay Pal instructions are below.) Thank you for your support!
ON-LINE PLEDGE (Credit Card or Pay Pal) INSTRUCTIONS:
To make a contribution to the Dicken Dash using a credit card or PayPal, please follow the instructions below:
Go to https://dickenpto.wordpress.com/
Click on the PayPal link: on your PC or Mac, the link to PayPal will be in the upper right corner. (On an iPad, scroll down to see the link.)
Enter the amount you would like to donate to the Dicken PTO.
If you have a PayPal account, log in to your account on the right side of the page and proceed to enter the required information. Click “Review Donation and Continue.”
To the left of your donation total, you will see a hyper link which reads, “Add special instructions to the seller”. Select this link, and type the name of the student for whom you are pledging, and their teacher’ name (if known)
Next select “Donate USD now”
PayPal will confirm your payment and provide a confirmation number. You can also print a receipt.
If you do NOT have a PayPal account, you can pay with a credit card or with your existing bank account. Look for the link on the left hand side of the page next to “Don’t have a PayPal Account? Use your credit card or bank account.” Choose that link and enter the billing information for your credit card or bank account. Click on “Review Donation and Continue.”
You will receive emails from PayPal confirming your donation to the Dicken PTO and providing a receipt. One email includes the email address of Dicken’s PTO Treasurer (DickenPTOTreasurer@gmail.com).

Online pledge instructions

Online pledge (Credit Card or Pay Pal) instructions:
To make a contribution to the Dicken Dash using a credit card or PayPal, please follow the instructions below:

1. Click on the PayPal link: on your PC or Mac, the link to PayPal will be in the upper right corner of the homepage of the site. (On an iPad, scroll down to see the link.)
2. Enter the amount you would like to donate to the Dicken PTO.
3. If you have a PayPal account, log in to your account on the right side of the page and proceed to enter the required information. Click “Review Donation and Continue.”

a. To the left of your donation total, you will see a hyper link which reads, “Add special instructions to the seller”. Select this link, and type the name of the student for whom you are pledging, and their teacher’s name (if known)
b. Next select “Donate USD now”
c. PayPal will confirm your payment and provide a confirmation number. You can also print a receipt.

4. If you do NOT have a PayPal account, you can pay with a credit card or with your existing bank account. Look for the link on the left hand side of the page next to “Don’t have a PayPayl Account? Use your credit card or bank account.” Choose that link and enter the billing information for your credit card or bank account. Click on “Review Donation and Continue.”
5. You will receive emails from PayPal confirming your donation to the Dicken PTO and providing a receipt. One email includes the email address of Dicken’s PTO Treasurer (DickenPTOTreasurer@gmail.com.)

INSTRUCCIONES PARA EL ACCESO EN INTERNET PARA PAGAR CON PayPal o TARJETA DE CREDITO:
Para hacer una contribucion a la carrera de Dicken usando su tarjeta de credito siga los siguientes pasos:
1. Cliquee en la zona de PayPal (esquina superior derecha)
2. Agregue la cantidad que desea donar al PTO de Dicken
3. Si ya tiene una cuenta con PayPal, solo ingrese a ella y llene los requisitos. Cliquee revisar la donacion y continue

a. A la izquierda de la donacion total ud vera un boton que dice “agregar instrucciones especiales al vendedor”. Seleccione este boton y escriba el nombre del estudiante que ud esta patrocinando, y el nombre de la maestra si lo sabe.
b. Luego seleccione donarUSD
c. PayPal confirmara su pago y le otorgara un numero de confirmacion. Tambien puede imprimir su recibo.

4. Si no tiene una cuenta con PayPal, usted puede pagar con tarjeta de credito o con su cuenta del banco. Busque el boton en el lado izquierdo, al lado de “no tengo una cuenta con PayPal? Use su tarjeta de credito o cuenta de banco . “Escoja el boton y llene la informacion con los datos de su tarjeta de credito o cuenta de banco. Cliquee revisar la donacion y continue.
5. Usted recibira correos electronicos de PayPal confirmando su donacion y recibira su comprobante. El correo electronico tiene la direccion del tesorero del PTO de Dicken (DickenPTOTreasurer@gmail.com)