The Borlaug PTO annual fall fundraising campaign is much different from most fundraisers—instead of asking our students to sell wrapping paper, magazines or cookie dough where only a portion of the cost goes toward the cause, we give families an opportunity to make a tax-deductible gift to the Borlaug PTO where nearly 100 percent* of donations go directly to our programs.
Last year’s fall fundraising campaign raised nearly $9,500, which makes it the PTO’s largest single fundraiser of the year. Funds raised are utilized by Borlaug PTO to pay for programs, services and events, as well as future playground investments.
Please consider having your child join us as a performer or in the audience. It is always very entertaining and a nice way to support our talented Borlaug students!
Ice Cream Social
On Tuesday, Aug. 21, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Borlaug will host its annual PTO Sponsored Ice Cream Social -- the first event of the new school year! Borlaug families come together after a fun summer to meet their new teacher, see old friends, make new ones and enjoy an ice cream treat provided by the PTO. Students also are welcome to bring their school supplies if they have not pre-ordered through our school supply ordering system.
Come help us celebrate reading by coming to the Scholastic Book Fair! We have two fairs during the year, one in the fall and one in the spring. There is always a large variety of books, ranging across all reading levels and ages. Along with adding books to your own reading collection, profits from the Book Fair go directly to the Borlaug Library! With that money our library is able to purchase more books for our students to enjoy. As an added bonus, the spring fair is a “Buy One, Get One Free”! It’s an awesome way to stock up on books before summer break at a great price, also while benefiting Borlaug’s library.
Also, keep an eye open for volunteer opportunities, too. Without parent volunteers to help at the Book Fair, it wouldn’t be possible to be so successful. Whether it’s setting up, helping at the registers, or packing it up, we are always looking for people who are willing to volunteer.
We hope that you can come check out the Book Fair with your family!
The Science Fair is a new addition to an already amazing line-up of PTO sponsored events! Create a tri-fold to show-off your science experiment, research, or activity completed at home, and showcase the highlights on Thursday evening, October 26th at Borlaug! Please look for upcoming emails regarding registration and rules. Pizza will be provided for all families, and ribbons will be given to all participants! All grade levels are welcome. Click HERE for some inspiration!
PARENTS: We need your help with set up, clean up, certificates and food. Get a front seat to the action by signing up to help HERE.
Borlaug Movie Night is a fun, free, family event typically held in January. All are welcome to bring lawn chairs, blankets and/or pillows and set up in the gym for a child-appropriate movie that is selected by popular vote prior to movie night. Free snacks, like popcorn and lemonade, are available in the multi-purpose room while supplies last. Children must have parental supervision, so please plan to stay with them for the duration of the event.
The carnival, held in April at the school, is the Borlaug PTO’s biggest fundraising event of the year. With games, prizes, bounce houses, silent auction, food, bake walk, book walk and estimation jars, it's fun for the whole family! There are lots of ways to get involved with the carnival, both organizing in advance and day-of volunteer opportunities. For more information contact Erin Jordan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Night at the Kernels
Join us in the spring for Borlaug Elementary Day at the Cedar Rapids Kernels! This fun and exciting event usually takes place in April, May or June. Families can enjoy the baseball game with other Borlaug families and kids can participate in pre-game on-field activities including holding the flag, yelling "play ball" and forming a high-five tunnel for the players. They can also participate in post-game activities such as running the bases, playing catch in the outfield, and getting autographs from the players. Check back here for the date and ticket ordering information.