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:

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, especially if you shop on Amazon!

2019 Northrop Give to the Max Day

  • Give to the Max Day is scheduled for Thursday, November 14! Plan to join GiveMN and thousands of Minnesota nonprofits and schools as we raise millions of dollars together for the organizations which make our communities stronger.

Driven Coffee Fundraiser - November 11-22, 2019

  • NEW this year - students can sell coffee, hot cocoa mix, mixed nuts, gourmet caramel corn, k-cups, teas to raise money for OUR SCHOOL. The funds raised will go to benefit the students, teachers, and staff at Northrop.  Sold items will be delivered the week of Dec. 16 at school, right before winter break.  Thinking about holiday gifts? Family and friends purchasing these consumable goods will feel good knowing that a portion of their money they give goes to...Northrop! 


Northrop Night Out - April 2020 at Venn Brewing

  • Adults only, silent auction is held off school grounds to raise funds to support school activities.

Plant Sale with Gerten’s Greenhouse - May 2020

  • Order slips will be sent home with students in late March and pick up of the plants will be in May. 

Local Restaurant Fundraising - Northrop Days


Cardinal Bar and Restaurant

Every first Thursday of the month is Northrop Day at the Cardinal Bar and Restaurant (2920 East 38th Street). 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 5, 2019
  • October 3, 2019
  • November 7, 2019
  • December 5, 2019
  • January 2, 2020
  • February 6, 2020
  • March 5, 2020
  • April 2, 2020
  • May 7, 2020
  • June 4, 2020


Parkway Pizza - **Longfellow Location**

Every fourth Tuesday of the month is Northrop Day at Parkway Pizza (4349 Minnehaha Avenue). Let your server know you are there for Northrop and 5% of your sales are returned to the PTA. Dates for this year are:

  • September 24, 2019
  • October 22, 2019
  • November 26, 2019
  • December 17, 2019 - early due to Christmas
  • January 28, 2020
  • February 25, 2020
  • March 24, 2020
  • April 28, 2020
  • May 26, 2020

Co-Sponsored PTA Events: Each year the PTA helps with several school events, including:

Walk-A-Thon - October 3, 2019 (during school)

  • The PTA provides snacks and juice for students and collects donations to support Northrop.

I Love to Read Family Night - February 2020 

  • The PTA provides crafts and activities for all ages at I Love to Read Family Night.
MCA Testing Snacks - May 2020
  • The PTA provides mints for students during MCA testing.  
Kindergarten Graduation - Thursday, June 4, 2020
5th Graduation - Friday, June 5, 2020
  • The PTA provides refreshments for the graduates and their families. 

Community Events: 

Puppet Show by Open Eye Figure Theater - Summer 2020 

  • A midsummer opportunity for Northrop and surrounding community to get together and enjoy a puppet show and refreshments. This year the show is _____________.  For more info, click here.

Rally Around Northrop - September 2020

  • This back to school festival is a chance for families, friends and neighbors to come together and enjoy activities on the Northrop schoolyard. There will be a HUGE bounce house, obstacle course, and velcro wall for the kids, community tables, Northrop spirit wear for sale, dunk tank, music and more. Please join us for the fun!!  We could use your help, too. Sign up to help us make this event a success!