Fundraising Overview for Park Elementary

You may be wondering, “Why does the PTA need to fundraise anyway?” The PTA sponsors many events and programs throughout the school year, aimed at helping our school and students with activities, supplies and family fun. A listing of some of the programs and events can be seen below.

Park PTA sponsored events/Eventos patrocinados por Park PTA:


  • Back to school picnic/Picnic de regreso a la escuela
  • Welcome back parent coffee/Bienvenido de nuevo al café de los padres

  • Ice Cream Social/Fiesta de helados

  • Family Movie Nights/Noches de películas familiares

  • Halloween Festival/Fiesta de Halloween

  • Walk-a-jog/Evento de caminar y trotar

  • Family Dinner Dance/Cena familiar y fiesta de baile

  • Staff Appreciation events/Eventos de apreciación del personal

  • 5th Grade promotion activities/Actividades de promoción de quinto grado



Programs and Services Sponsored by Park PTA/Programas y servicios patrocinados por Park PTA:


  • Classroom Support/Ayuda en el aula
  • Technology (computers and tablets)/Tecnología (computadoras y tabletas)

  • Mr. Silver’s Garden/Jardín del Sr. Silver

  • Field Trips and Transportation/Excursiones y transporte

  • Book Fair/Feria del Libro

  • Yearbook/Anuario

The PTA needs your help to make all of these events and services possible! Our fundraising goal for this school year is an ambitious $90,000. With buses for field trips costing $400 each and Chromebook carts costing $10,000 each it is easy to see that the funds we raise get used quickly.

The following pages have listings of some fundraisers we will run throughout the school year. We are excited to reach this goal together and appreciate your participation. Whether it’s buying a roll of gift wrap, purchasing Park Spirit Wear for the whole family or volunteering your time to sort candy orders, we can’t do this without you!

Please feel free to reach out to me directly with any questions, I look forward to meeting you!


Wendy Halverson, San Mateo Park PTA Vice President of Fundraising
Mom to Ruby Lin (1st grade)







Thursday Packets

Thursday Packet

Your child(ren) bring this packet (in paper form) home every Thursday. This packet includes reminders, updates and other important information. 

Click on the folder image to access the electronic version of the Thursday Packets.