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


2018 Northrop Give to the Max Day

Thursday, November 15

Donations will allow us to double our 19 teacher Field Trip stipends from $50 to $100, reducing field trip costs to families, and fund our 29 classroom stipends ($250 each)!

Give to the Max Day 2018 donations will be used to allow us to double our 19 teacher Field Trip stipends from $50 to $100, reducing field trip costs to families, and fund our 29 classroom stipends ($250 each)!.

Northrop Night Out - Spring 2019 - Date and Location TBD
Adults only, silent auction is held off school grounds to raise funds to support school activities.

Plant Sale with Gerten’s Greenhouse - Spring 2019
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 Restaurant

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 6, 2018
  • October 4, 2018
  • November 1, 2018
  • December 6, 2018
  • January 3, 2019
  • February 7, 2019
  • March 7, 2019
  • April 4, 2019
  • May 2, 2019
  • June 6, 2019


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 25, 2018
  • October 23, 2018
  • November 27, 2018
  • December 18, 2018 - early due to Christmas
  • January 22, 2019
  • February 26, 2019
  • March 26, 2019
  • April 23, 2019
  • May 28, 2019


Northbound Smokehouse & Brewpub

Starting January 2019, every second Tuesday of the month is Northrop Night at Northbound Smokehouse & Brewpub (2716 E 38th St). Let your server know you are there for Northrop and 5% of your sales are returned to the PTA. Dates for this year are:

  • January 8, 2019
  • February 12, 2019
  • March 12, 2019
  • April 9, 2019
  • May 14, 2019
  • June 11, 2019

Co-Sponsored PTA Events

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

Walk-A-Thon - Wednesday, October 3, 2018 during school
Postponed due to forecast of strong storms - rescheduled for Thursday, October 4, 2018 during school hours
The PTA provides snacks for walkers and collects donations.  This year, we will be raising funds for a long time idea from the Green Team. They would love an outdoor reading area that aligns with the environmental focus of our school. The plan is to create a peaceful reading area for kids with new birch trees, wooden benches, and more depending on donations. They are excited to bring this idea to life!

I Love to Read Family Night - Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 6 pm - 7:30 pm
The PTA will provide crafts and activities for I Love to Read Family Night.

Kindergarten Graduation - Thursday, June 6, 2019
The PTA provides refreshments for the graduates and their families.

5th Graduation - Friday, June 7, 2019
The PTA provides refreshments for the graduates and their families.

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


Community Events

Rally Around Northrop - Friday, September 7, 2018

  • This community festival is a chance for families friends and neighbors to come together and enjoy activities on the Northrop Playground.
  • There will be a HUGE bounce house for the kids, T-Shirts and other Northrop merchandise for sale, music and more.
  • Please join us for the fun!!
     

Open Eye Figure Theater - July 2019
A midsummer opportunity for Northrop and surrounding community to get together and enjoy a puppet show and refreshments.