Mustang Money

2019-20 CAMPAIGN


Tuesday, October 1st – Thursday, October 31st

WOW, Fireside! You are truly an amazing community with a generous giving spirit! At the conclusion of our Mustang Money campaign we are at 42% school-wide participation!  Due to your support, we will be able to provide superior programs and resources for our teachers/students AND update our STEM lab AND begin making enhancements to our playground areas. Donations are still coming in from our company matching programs, so we will update you on our total dollars raised in the near future.

Thank YOU for keeping us MUSTANG STRONG!

…and it’s never too late to donate!! EVERY dollar counts! Donate TODAY!


Mustang Money is Fireside Elementary PTO’s major fall fundraiser. It is a direct-ask fundraising campaign in lieu of tasking students (and let’s be honest, parents too!) with selling and delivering goods (i.e., cookie dough, wrapping paper).  All money raised during this campaign allows the PTO to pay for things that are either not fully covered or not covered at all by the school budget.


Did you know PTO spends about $100 per student on programs and resources throughout the year that directly impact your child?

Here’s a list of just SOME of the programs and resources that YOUR donation supports:

  • Junior Achievement
  • Art Masterpiece
  • Digital Citizenship
  • BIZTown experience
  • Dissection Kits
  • Flexible Seating (e.g., wobble stools, yoga ball chairs, etc.)
  • Raz Kids
  • Time Magazine for Kids
  • Brain POP
  • Discovery Kids
  • Book Fair
  • Noetic Math
  • Geography Bee
  • Art Studio Supplies
  • Be Kind Initiative
  • SPARK rewards
  • Playground Toys (e.g., soccer balls, footballs, basketballs, etc.)
  • Shade Structures
  • Water-bottle Refilling Stations
  • Staff and Teacher Appreciation
  • Teacher Mini-Grants



This year our GOAL is to raise $50,000 with 100% participation from school families!

$25,000+: Allows PTO to fund all currently budgeted programs and resources (see partial list above)

$35,000+: Everything above AND create a next-generation STEM lab/program!

$50,000+: Everything above AND upgrade our playground!


Generosity comes in all sizes and EVERY DOLLAR COUNTS! We graciously thank you for your donation of ANY amount!

But if you need some ideas, here are just a few donation considerations that will support our STEM lab upgrade:

  • Osmo Kit – $100
  • Snap Circuit Class Kit – $100
  • Sphero BOLT – $150
  • K’Nex Renewable Energy Kit – $200
  • K’Nex Class Set – $250
  • Dot and Dash Robots – $275
  • Keva Planks Class Set – $350
  • LEGO Wall – $400
  • Makey Makey STEM pack – $700
  • Collaborative Classroom Furniture – $7500+


Oh, and just to keep it interesting…throughout the month of October, we will be rewarding the class (students AND teacher) with the HIGHEST level of weekly PARTICIPATION!


  1. Pay Online: Follow payment portal information below. Please list student name (first and last name), grade level and the homeroom teacher’s name for EACH child currently attending Fireside.
  2. Pay by Check (to Fireside PTO): Print Form HERE

Fireside Elementary School PTO is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

QUESTIONS? Contact Nisha Shah at

"Together, we are Mustang STRONG!"

*PLEASE enter your child(ren) name(s), grade(s), and teacher(s) in the space below.* We ask that you donate in the amount you feel comfortable with. Generosity comes in ALL sizes and EVERY DOLLAR COUNTS!! Help us meet our goal of 100% participation!! We can do it, Fireside!

***PayPal processing fee will be added to your payment.***

Mustang Pride SHOUT OUT! (optional) With your donation, please include a name (e.g., donor name, student name, etc. OR you may remain anonymous) and message to be displayed on your very own Mustang Pride SHOUT OUT! These will be displayed in the front lobby of the school.

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