Garfield Math Fundraisers
  1. MCAS Math Blast Off! 2011
  2. Pi Day Fundraiser
  3. 100th Day of School

MCAS Math Blast Off! 2011

It’s time to launch our MCAS MATH BLAST OFF!

The Garfield Elementary School staff hopes that parents will see this as a great opportunity for all students to practice their math skills and for our 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders to prepare for MCAS. Our goal is to reach 100% participation.

MCAS Math Blast Off is an important fundraiser for the school with 100% of the proceeds going toward the enhancement of education. We hope to use the funds raised to buy classroom library books, math leveled readers, software, and educational games.

Each year the needs of the school change. We hope to be able to provide funding for new materials/programs through “MCAS Math Blast Off.” We ask that you support our efforts and pledge a donation toward your child’s effort. Your decision to pledge is as always a personal choice. If your child’s teacher assigns the MATH BLAST OFF packet as homework, please remember your donation is still a personal decision.

Family members and friends of the participating students may pledge any amount of money they choose for the student’s completion of the packet. Every pledge is important and we would like to thank you in advance for your cooperation. The MATH BLAST OFF Coordinator is Candace Conley, Elementary Math Coach. You may contact her at 781-286-8296 X 50420 or at if you have any questions/concerns.

INCENTIVES: Students with 100% correct booklets and at least $15.00 in donations
Will be invited to a pizza party luncheon with Ms. Conley

A BLAST OFF WALL OF FAME will be put up in the main foyer for students with “stellar” donations as follows: A minimum of $15. total donations = Bronze Star
A minimum of $25. total donations = Silver Star
A total of $50. plus in donations = Gold Star!


Wednesday, April 13th-Math packet will be sent home with all students in grades 1-5.
Tuesday, April 26th- Completed packets will be returned to your child’s teacher.
(*Please wait until packets are corrected and returned before sending pledge money).
Tuesday, May 3rd- Corrected packets will be returned to the students.
Tuesday, May 10th- Pledge money due.



Please complete this pledge sheet leaving the last column blank. This column will be filled in after the problems have been corrected.

• Tuesday, April 26th - Return to school, the completed math packet.
• Tuesday, May 3rd- - Corrected packets will be returned to the
• Tuesday, May 10th - Pledge money is due.

*Checks should be made payable to: GARFIELD SCHOOL PTO

The Garfield Elementary School Staff hopes you enjoy participating in our MCAS MATH BLAST OFF. Thank you in advance for your support!

Student’s Name________________________________________

Teacher’s Name________________________________________

Number Correct:_________________

Name of person pledging:

Amount of pledge if all work complete:

Amount Due:

Check off here when collected:

TOTAL AMOUNT ENCLOSED:___________________
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Pi Day Fundraiser

March 2, 2009
Dear Parent/Guardian,
For the next two weeks, the Garfield Elementary classrooms will
in the PENNY PI CHALLENGE in honor of PI Day (March 14th).
In geometry, the number Pi, represented by the Greek letter π,
is a very
important number used in the measurement of circles. We use a
Pi value of
3.14, but Pi is a never ending decimal. In Revere, students
celebrate Pi
Day on March 14th (3.14). It is a day when students study
circles and learn
about the number Pi.
For the next two weeks, students are encouraged to bring in
pennies and
other coins as often as they can. Students will place pennies
into their
own classroom jar with the goal of becoming the class that
collects the most
pennies. If students bring in silver coins (nickels, dimes, or
they will place them into the jar of another class to be counted
that class. For example, if a student from Ms. Ws Class drops a
dime into
the jar of Mr. Bs Class, 10 will be subtracted from Mr. Bs class
Classes will want to have lots of pennies but very little silver
in their
jars. All money will be counted and rolled by the students.
The PENNY PI CHALLENGE will begin tomorrow and continue through
March 13th. The class at each grade level that has the highest
penny total
at the end of the challenge will win a pizza PI party! All
money raised
will go to the purchase of math manipulatives, games, and
literature for the
classrooms. If you have any questions about this fundraiser,
please contact
Candace Conley, Garfield Elementary Math
Thank you for your support.
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100th Day of School

January 25-February 3, 2010
On Monday, January 25th, the Garfield School is beginning a
100th Day of School Fundraiser. There are 3 jars, one containing
100 objects. Students can purchase a ticket or tickets to guess
which jar contains the 100 items. Tickets cost 50¢ each or 3/
$1.00. All funds raised will go directly to the Garfield School
to purchase classroom materials. The fundraiser will run
through Tuesday, February 2nd. On February 3rd, the 100th Day
of School, one lucky winner who chose the correct jar will have
the chance to win a $10.00 Target gift card and 9 runner-ups
will win $1.00 to the school store OR a calculator. We
appreciate your support.
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