The Beacon Academy Parent Teacher Organization is an active group of parents, grandparents, teachers, and administrators who plan engaging activities designed to build community, provide support, and ultimately enhance the educational experiences for the students, teachers, and families of Beacon Academy.
PTO Board of Directors
- President: Shannon Mokita
- Treasurer: Tina Goeske
- Communications: Lori Thomas
- Secretary: Nancy Vos
Fundraising: Beacon Dash
The Beacon Academy PTO organizes all fundraising for our school and has dropped fundraisers that make a small percentage based on a product sale. Instead, the PTO sponsors one annual event that has become a highlight for our entire community, the Beacon Dash! Each fall, students get monetary pledges/donations to contribute to this school-wide effort, culminating with the highly-anticipated Beacon Dash. All the money goes directly to PTO to help the school with needs such as teacher grants, assembly speakers and school needs such as books for the Spanish library and playground equipment. The Beacon Dash raised over $50,000 in its first two years and remains an annual, community-building tradition.
Donations are tax deductible and can be made any time of the year!
Indirect Fundraising Opportunities
Box Tops for education. When you use products that have the pink ‘box tops’ label, simply remove the label, save it, and drop off your collection in the office.
Make your Amazon purchases through Amazon Smile to have a portion of the purchase price come back to the school. Sign up at smile.amazon.com and chose Beacon Academy (Maple Grove, MN) as the charity.
Download the free app Shoparoo (available for Android and iPhone). Shoparoo turns images of your receipts into cash for Beacon Academy! It’s quick and convenient; all you have to do is snap a picture of your receipts. Receipts from stores that sell grocery items are turned into cash for the school, and receipts from other types of stores are entered into a monthly sweepstakes to win $1000, and a yearly sweepstakes to win $15,000. Download the app, select Beacon Academy, and you are ready to go. You can submit receipts anonymously or be listed on the leader board.
My Coke Rewards: save your caps and tear off the codes from all participating Coke products and turn them into the school. The school can redeem the points for items in their catalog.