We encourage all parents, grandparents, special friends, and teachers to join the Brennen PTO. All contributions received from your membership go toward funding items for the school and classrooms to make it a better place for our children.
Joining is easy! Select your membership level from the drop-down menu. Enter the remaining information and add it to the cart. Once you are done shopping, checkout. At checkout, there is an opportunity for you to sponsor another family in your child’s classroom with a $5.00 donation.
This year, our Bulldog employees can join as Bulldog Teachers, Administration, and Staff members and receive a pair of Brennen Bulldog sunglasses. Our Bulldog Grandparents membership receives a Bulldog Grandparent sticker and our Bulldog Level membership receives an insulated cup with the new Brennen logo on it.
Thank you for supporting our wonderful school!
If you have any questions about PTO membership, contact Casey Fields (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mary Elizabeth Fields Mote (email@example.com), PTO membership co-chairs.
Bulldog Business Partners
The Brennen PTO’s school partnership program allows businesses to support Brennen while at the same time gain market exposure amongst the Brennen community. Click the link to view our Bulldog Business Partner Levels and each level’s benefits and details! In addition to these monetary opportunities, we have in-kind sponsorship opportunities, as well.
In addition, and for a limited time only, we are pleased to offer a $150 discount to businesses who would also like to become a Brennen PTO Party & Auction – “A Night with the Stars at Segra Park” Sponsor. These discounted prices, levels and benefits can also be found here.
If you have any questions about Business Partnerships, contact Lisa Sweatman at firstname.lastname@example.org, Business Sponsor Chair.
Please respond by Friday, October 28th to be added to the outdoor signage at front of school.
Holiday Greenery: We are partnering with a family-owned Western NC tree farm again this year to offer all of your fresh greenery for this year’s holiday season! We will pre-sell a variety of live wreaths and garlands starting this Fall, with a portion of proceeds benefiting our PTO which supports so many of the activities and programs that your children love.
Auction: One of Brennen’s largest fundraisers will be held in February 2023! Casual evening event for Brennen’s parents and supporters to enjoy dinner, dancing, and bidding. Donations from the community are up for bid. Classroom baskets and classroom art are on display and up for bidding. The largest attended and most important fundraiser of the year.
Brennen Bookworms: The Brennen Bookworms Read-A-Thon is another of our school’s largest fundraisers of the year! Participants earn money for Brennen Elementary by pledging to read a certain number of minutes during a two-week period in March. Participants solicit pledges from family, friends, neighbors, or businesses to support their efforts. Donors can either pledge a certain amount of money
per minute the participant reads or make a flat donation in support of the readers’ efforts!
Scholastic Book Fair: The Book Fair is a book-sale event that gives Brennen students affordable and educational products, helping foster a lifelong love of reading. This weeklong event is located in the cafeteria and classes are allowed time during the week to browse and purchase books for themselves.
Yearlong Fundraising Opportunities
Family Dinner Nights: Brennen has partnered with several restaurants that will give the school an opportunity to earn proceeds from the evening’s sales. Restaurants include Marco’s Pizza, Sonic, and Boca Grande Burritos! Look for details in E-blasts and on Facebook.
Spirit Items: Spirit items for sale such as t-shirts, sweatshirts, water bottles, and Tervis Tumblers. Spirit wear is available at most big school events and through personal orders to the Spirit Wear Chair. Click here for an order form to get your Spirit Wear.
School Store: Located in the PTO kitchen and open two mornings a week, students are able to purchase Brennen logo pencils and other items. Fun and practical items are available for very reasonable prices. Treat your kids to some Brennen logo items they can be proud to use.
Box-Tops and Soup labels: One of our easiest ways to give back to the school. Collecting Box Tops and Labels for Education gains points for credit to purchase playground equipment and cash back for our school.
PTO Merchants Give Back: Another easy way to give back to the school. In some form, they all directly support the Brennen PTO. Some of them require a card to be scanned at each checkout while others require you to scan once per year. Check out the specifics for each one here and shop, shop, shop!
Remember, these shopper cards can be used by ANYONE, not just parents and students, so recruit family and friends as our shopping partners.