The big fundraisers - Walk-a-Thon and Read-a-Thon

Echo Lake has two main fundraisers this year -- our all-school Read-a-Thon in the fall, and and an all-school Walk-a-Thon in the spring!  These two fundraisers will limit the amount of selling our kids have to do (or their parents have to do).  We hope that our two main fundraisers will bring in lots of money -- all which goes directly back to the school!

 

Shop and give back to Echo Lake!

You can also support the school by signing up for eScrip, AmazonSmile, and Fred Meyer Community rewards.  Click here to find out more! 

Benefit Mobile - A free app that gives back

Benefit is a free iPhone or Android phone app that can be used to pay for your everyday purchases such as groceries, clothes, home goods, and more. You can pay on site at the store or online. A portion of your purchase goes directly back to Echo Lake PTA. Retailers include Home Depot, Amazon, Target, Starbucks, and many more! Download the app and add Echo Lake Elementary PTA as your beneficiary to start giving. Find more information in the app or at www.benefit-mobile.com. Feel free to pass along to family and friends. The more people who participate, the more funds we will raise.  

Examples of some of the percentages:  

Amazon 3%  

Target 2.5%  

Starbucks 6%  

Groupon 5% 

 Red Robin 6% 

AMC Theaters 6%  

Home Depot 3%

 

Chinook Books

We also sell Chinook Books, so be sure to order one this fall.  Check out what's inside here: http://chinookbook.net/whats-inside/seattle-puget-sound/  The books are $20, the app (which you can load on up to 3 devices) is $15, and the combo (book and app) is $30.  Please email echolake.pta.funds@gmail.com to order!  Or you can send in a check with your student indicating what you'd like to purchase, and we can send the item home with your student.


Direct donations

Direct donations can be made at anytime online or by downloading this form and sending in a check. 

What do Echo Lake PTA membership fees and fundraisers support?

 

  • Classroom, enrichment activities, books for the school library, classroom and nurse grants, art supplies, and Field Days.
  • Emergency food and water for every child at school.
  • Creating community through events like Movie Night, Bingo NIght, the annual Talent Show, skating parties,  Dads and Doughnuts, Moms and Muffins, and Mariners games.
  • Enhancing education through the Writers in Residence Program, Science Night, the native plant and vegetable gardens, and support for Math Olympiad
  • Contributing to the greater Shoreline community through donations to the Shoreline Public Schools Foundation, the Shoreline Museum, King County Library Foundation, and Shoreline School District Family Services/The Works, as well as the organizing the annual holiday food and teen gift drive for our building
  • Encouraging the amazing staff of Echo Lake through appreciation luncheons and activities
  • Helping teachers build community with room parents
  • Beautifying the school grounds through Weed and Feed events and the creation of the Native plant garden
  • Promoting recycling and waste reduction at the school through the Environmental Committee