There are many ways that our families and community members can have a positive impact in our classrooms. Contributing to GEBAS enables our school and our support organizations to create enriching opportunities for our students that promote academic success and healthy choices!
Small Contributions That Make a Big Difference
GEBAS is a non-profit organization made up of Fairview-Clifton German Language School Parents. The goal of GEBAS is to support the school community with time, talent, and funds. GEBAS is open to all parents, as it takes a village. There are many ways that our families and community members can have a positive impact in our classrooms. Contributing to GEBAS in a myriad of ways enables our school and our support organizations to stretch their resources further. The result: More enriching opportunities for our students that promote academic success and healthy choices!
Contributions like time, energy, and morale are just as valuable as financial support. Getting involved in events and causes that GEBAS brings to our school community's attention only benefits our students.
The Donate button above is an easy and secure way for GEBAS to accept your generous contributions. We are using the PayPal platform to collect funds for Invent in Your Child, Read-A-Thon, Parents Night Out, Fasching sales, and other GEBAS supported events and campaigns.
Specific Fundraising Events During School Year
Invest in Your Child (IIYC)
IIYC campaign has begun. Click here for more information on the 2019-2020 campaign! Use the Donate button above to make your donation online!
100% Profit, Tax Deductible, Convenient, Can be Matched by Employer.
Give to Invest In Your Child using the “Donate” button above (note: this will open a new window to the GEBAS PayPal site). Third party merchandise only brings in 60% profit. IIYC is a 100% guaranteed contribution to GEBAS and Fairview-Clifton German Language School.
See if your employer has a matching program! Contact email@example.com if you have questions.
This is a fun way for our students to earn money for their school and promote great literacy practices. Students obtain pledges for the reading they already do and more! Last year our school raised over $13,000 and read over 11,000 books.
Parent Night Out
Just as the name says, Parent Night Out (PNO) is a time for school-aged children to stay at school and have fun ‘after-hours’—while their parents have a night out and some time to themselves. This happens twice a year so look in the Falkenpost for early registration. Fridays 4-8pm.
Last Minute Shop
We are looking for vendors who would like to sell their goods and services to our Fairview-Clifton community just in time for the holidays. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in participating in this event—December 2, 2017.
We will overcome the winter blues by moving and shaking. Can you dance non-stop for hours? This is a great challenge for students. Classrooms or teams set goals and gather pledges.
Other Ways to Give
Other than big events, there are continuous ways you can support GEBAS and Fairview-Clifton German Language School. Do you shop at Kroger? Amazon? Do you buy and use Box Top products that support education? Register for community rewards programs and send in your Box Tops. SO EASY! Look below for ways to support our school.
Amazonsmile - GEBAS/Fairview-Clifton
Instead of shopping with regular Amazon, shop with AmazonSmile. Same platform just a portion of the sale goes to our dedicated organization. (Select GEBAS as your community organization).
Hundreds of products participate. 10 cents for every top. We can raise thousands of dollars with our Box Top collection!
You will see on some participating products the typical box tops that you clip out and send into school. Turn labels in anytime in plastic bag labeled BOXTOPS and CLASSROOM TEACHER name. Reminders will go out periodically in Falkenpost.
On other products you are going to see some items that say you must "scan your receipt" for credit. Here are 2 easy ways to get the most from your box top purchases:
FIRST WAY TO GET CREDIT FOR SCANNABLE BOX TOPS:
1) Download the app: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/box-tops-for-education/id1150038564
2) Scan your grocery receipt using the app.
3) DONE! Nothing to send into school and nothing to clip.
SECOND WAY TO GET CREDIT FOR SCANNABLE BOX TOPS:
1) Clip Box Tops from participating products
2) Send them in, in an envelope with your student's name and homeroom teacher
Kroger Community Rewards
GEBAS Foundation - School ID: 81936. Register your Free Kroger Rewards Card EVERY year. Check your rewards account.
TerraCycle collects and recycle any dental items like toothpaste packaging, used toothbrushes and packaging, and mouthwash bottles. We also collect drink pouches, applesauce pouches and Lunchable containers. Look for collection sites in the cafeteria or entry area of the school. Ms. Bush loves to support this cause!
Have An Idea?
If you are a parent or family member who is invested in bringing great events and resources to Fairview-Clifton German School, please contact the Ways and Means GEBAS board member Christy Keegan at email@example.com.