Every public and private school must fundraise in order to sustain and continuously improve their programs. Fundraising activities at Ilan Ramon Day School support the high quality, award-winning curriculum and staff in addition to strengthening the tuition assistance fund so that families who are in need of financial aid can send their children to Ilan Ramon Day School. Getting involved with fundraising events and programs is a part of being a Ilan Ramon family. Our fundraising plan also includes outreach to alumni, grandparents and the broader community. Find your family’s way to make a difference.
The Parent Organization organizes events and programs that specifically raise money to support our wonderful, hard working staff. In addition, programs like the Scrip gift cards, the Magazine Drive and other events and programs directly benefit the Library Fund, the Art Specialist and facility upgrades on campus.
Below is a timeline and description of the events and ongoing programs that will take place this year at Ilan Ramon Day School. This list is meant to help you budget appropriately in respect to your family’s time and finances.
July – August 2013 – Honey for Rosh Hashanah
It is not too early to start thinking about Rosh Hashanah 5774. Send the Sweetest of all Rosh Hashanah greetings to your family, friends and business associates.
We will ship a personalized package, including a festive 8-ounce jar of Kosher clover honey, a gift card and the blessing for the New Year, anywhere in the United States or around the world. The package will arrive in time for Rosh Hashanah. Ordering is quick and easy online. Your cost is $10 per .Visit http://www.orthoney.com/IRD to order. Order online by July 9th to avoid extra shipping fees within the United States.
September 2013 – Magazine Drive
Students can ask friends and family to purchase or renew magazine subscriptions. 40% of the sales will go back to Ilan Ramon Day School.You can purchase magazines and ifts all year round by visiting Great American Opportunities and using School Code 2846624.
October 2013 – Art work fundraiser
Your child’s own artwork may be reproduced onto a selection of over 25 quality products including mugs, magnets, aprons, mouse pads, and tote bags perfect for gifts or keepsakes. Over 33% of each item ordered brings money back to Ilan Ramon Day School.
October 2013 – February 2014- Annual “Reach for the Stars” Campaign
A letter and pledge form will be mailed to the homes of current parents, grandparents, staff and alumni families soliciting a donation. Ilan Ramon encourages every family to participate at a level that is appropriate and meaningful for their household.
November 5, 2013 – Winter Holiday Boutique
Vendors will present items for sale at the Calabasas Country Club. 20% of what is earned by each vendor will be donated to Ilan Ramon Day School.
March 2014 – Mishloach Manot / Purim Gift Bags
During the Purim holiday, we are commanded to give gifts of food to each other. Ilan Ramon Day School provides the service to prepare and hand out a gift bag to your friends at Ilan Ramon Day School on your behalf.
March 14, 2013 – Purim Carnival
Sponsorships of carnival booths are available with donations in a range of $18-$360.
April 2014 – Photo fundraiser
A photographer takes candid black and white photos of your beautiful children against the exquisite backdrop of the Ilan Ramon campus. The pictures are not posed but natural and expressive. These make great gifts for grandparents on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day and a portion of all photos purchased goes to benefit Ilan Ramon Day School.
Ongoing Programs at Ilan Ramon Day School
By participating in the ongoing programs listed below, you can help raise money for Ilan Ramon Day School throughout the year. This is a great way for Ilan Ramon to receive money from purchases that you are already making for you and your family.
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Spirit Wear - Purchase spirit wear and support Ilan Ramon Day School. Click here to learn more.
Labeldaddy.com - Get ready for School with LabelDaddy. Label Daddy offers customized, washable, peel-and-stick labels that can be placed on clothing, books, backpacks / lunch boxes and more. Click here to order. The School Code is: IRDS
Escrip – By signing up your credit cards and grocery cards at escrip.com, participating business partners contribute a percentage of your grocery loyalty cards, credit card, and debit/ATM card purchases to Ilan Ramon Day School.
Scrip Gift Cards - By purchasing gift cards through Ilan Ramon to a variety of businesses, Ilan Ramon will receive a percentage of what you spend. The opportunity to purchase the gift cards will take place every month. Click to the Current Scrip Options.
Challah - Purchasing your weekly challah at Ilan Ramon will give your family the convenience of having delivery into your child’s backpack in addition to knowing that a percentage of your purchase will go back to Ilan Ramon. Sales and donations of challah help fund the over 500 challot that are part of our children’s’ Shabbat experience throughout the year.
Hot Lunch - Purchasing your child’s school lunch through the Ilan Ramon Day School program will give your family the convenience of having a kosher, hot meal for your child in addition to knowing that a percentage of your purchase will go back to Ilan Ramon.
Yearbook – Purchasing a tribute for your child(ren) and teachers helps to raise money for Ilan Ramon Day School.
Box Tops - Clip the box tops off of specific grocery store items and bring them into the office at school. Ilan Ramon Day School can turn them in for cash.
Car Wash “Washbucks”- Have your car washed at either Agoura Hills Carwash (30245 Canwood) or The Calabasas Auto Spa (24115 Calabasas Road) and receive $1 for every $10 you spend on non-gas purchases in “Washbucks” for Ilan Ramon Day School.
Recycle Empty Printer and Ink Cartridges and used cell phones - Turn in these items to the guard gate at Ilan Ramon and they can earn our school money.
Thanks to the support of parents, staff, grandparents, alumni families and the broader community, Ilan Ramon Day School will continue to strengthen and grow.