Fundraising and Events

The Northrop PTA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation (EIN: 41-1758116). The purpose of the PTA is to provide financial support to Northrop. The PTA manages the money raised through donations and various fundraising activities.

PTA Fundraising

Challenge 100
A “no sales” fundraiser with a goal of raising a $100 each day for the first 100 days of school. The money raised will fund the $250 yearly stipend that is provided to licensed staff. Staff use these funds to purchase much needed resources for their classrooms, field trips, etc. Funds raised are also used to fund grants that can be requested by teachers and staff members to meet the needs of the school.

Give to the Max Day - November 16, 2017
Give to the Max Day 2017 donations will be used to purchase a subscription to myON, an online digital library with over 12,000 titles. If we're able to raise $2,000 the school would be able to IMMEDIATELY purchase a school-wide subscription to myON students will be able to access invthe classroom and at home for the rest of the school year.

Northrop Night Out - Date TBD
Adults only, silent auction is held off school grounds to raise funds to support school activities.

Plant Sale with Gerten’s Greenhouse - Spring 2018
Order slips will be sent home with students in late March and pick up of the plants will be in May. 

Corporate Programs
Many companies have programs to give back to schools. Check out a list of these programs and how you can help Northrop by purchasing products.

Local Restaurant Fundraising Days

Cardinal Bar and Resturant
Every first Thursday of the month is Northrop Night at the Cardinal Bar and Restaurant (2920 East 38th Street) from 4-10 p.m. Let your server know you are there for Northrop and 15% of your sales are returned to the PTA. Dates for this year are:

  • September 7, 2017
  • October 5, 2017
  • November 2, 2017
  • December 7, 2017
  • January 4, 2018
  • February 1, 2018
  • March 1, 2018
  • April 5, 2018
  • May 3, 2018
  • June 7, 2018

Parkway Pizza - Longfellow Location
Every fourth Tuesday of the month is Northrop Day at Parkway Pizza (4349 Minnehaha Avenue). 5% of all sales for the day are returned to the PTA. Dates for this year are:

  • September 26, 2017
  • October 24, 2017
  • November 28, 2017
  • December 26, 2017
  • January 23, 2018
  • February 27, 2018
  • March 27, 2018
  • April 24, 2018
  • May 22, 2018

Co-Sponsored PTA Events

Each year the PTA helps with several school events, including:

Walk-A-Thon - September 27, 2017 during school
The PTA provides snacks for walkers and collects donations.  This year the donations will be used to purchase leveled readers for classrooms and classroom sets of snow shoes.

I Love to Read Family Night - February 13, 2018 - 6-7:30 p.m.
The PTA will provide crafts and activities for I Love to Read Family Night.

Kindergarten and 5th Graduation - June 12, 2018
The PTA provides refreshments for the graduates and their families.

MCA Testing Snacks
The PTA provides water, cheese sticks and mints for all the students testing.

Community Events

Rally Around Northrop - May/June 2018
This fun run and community festival is a chance for families and neighbors to come together and enjoy activities on the Northrop Playground.

Open Eye Figure Theater - July 2018
A midsummer opportunity for Northrop and surrounding community to get together and enjoy a puppet show and refreshments.


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