Walled Lake Consolidated School District elementary schools recently held PTA fundraisers to benefit student activities. Among the schools that participated was Walled Lake Elementary.

Walled Lake Consolidated School District elementary schools recently held PTA fundraisers to benefit student activities. Among the schools that participated was Walled Lake Elementary.

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Walled Lake Schools’ PTA groups host fundraisers for student activities

By: Mark Vest | West Bloomfield Beacon | Published December 20, 2021


WALLED LAKE — Elementary schools throughout the Walled Lake Consolidated School District recently held PTA fundraisers to benefit student activities.

The fundraisers for each building help provide funds for various PTA activities and events throughout the school year.

A press release from Walled Lake Schools detailed events and information about how proceeds were set to be spent.

Commerce Elementary held its annual Color Fun Run Oct. 1, with proceeds going toward assemblies, author visits, classroom resources and PTA scholarships.

“This event would not be successful without the support of our school community, and we’re so grateful for their generosity,” Commerce Elementary Principal Christina Carlin stated via the release. “We are particularly grateful to Lauren Turner and Kirsten Tuttle for coordinating this event. We love seeing our kids’ smiling faces on this special, fun-filled day.”

Dublin Elementary conducted a school-wide fall Mumkin sale — mums in a pumpkin planter — through the month of September. Proceeds from the sale were set to benefit fifth grade camp, field trips, field day, classroom resources and a new track.

“We are grateful to the Dublin community for supporting our fall Mumkin sale,” stated Dublin Principal Danielle Bigi. “The proceeds from this sale allows our PTA to support our students and staff at Dublin in many ways, including funds for our new track.”

Glengary Elementary held a fall Mumkin sale, in addition to the return of its fun run during September.

Proceeds from the fundraisers were expected to assist with assemblies, author visits, classroom resources, PTA scholarships and more.

“We are so excited to bring the Glengary Fun Run back to our Gators,” stated Glengary Principal RosaLeigh Johnson. “We are thankful for our generous parent community for coordinating such an exciting event and contributing to the largest fundraiser of the year. We know our Gators are going to love the music, prizes and the excitement of the run.”

Mary Helen Guest Elementary conducted multiple fall fundraisers, including Change for Champ and its Color Fun Run.

Proceeds were set to benefit the school’s therapy dog program and enrichment activities for the students.

“The heart and soul of our school is Champ (a therapy dog),” Guest Principal Mark Hess stated. “She brings so much joy and warmth to students and staff. The color run is a highlight for the kiddos each school year and provides much-needed revenue for our school.”

Hickory Woods Elementary held a color run Oct. 15, with proceeds benefiting teachers, camp scholarships and various school community events.

Keith Elementary held its annual fun run Oct. 1, with proceeds assisting with Keith community events, teacher classroom support, camp scholarships and “the future Keith therapy dog.”

“We were so happy to bring back our annual Fun Run event and are beyond thankful for the parent and community support,” Keith Principal Marci Augenstein stated. “We could not do this important work without the support of our Keith PTA. Thank you to all.”

Loon Lake Elementary held a Foertmeyer & Sons Fall Mumkin & Mumster sale — mums inside a monster planter —  with proceeds set to go toward the Loon Lake Walking Track, which — according to the release — “will be dedicated to Drew Smith, a kindergarten student who died last spring.”

“We were blown away by the participation we had with the fall fundraiser,” stated Loon Lake Principal Abbie Kidder. “A huge thank you to all Loon Lake families and our outstanding PTA. We look forward to honoring Drew; he loved the outdoors. This will be a fitting way for us to keep his memory alive.”

Meadowbrook Elementary conducted its annual Mustang Mile Oct. 8, with proceeds helping to support additional classroom materials, fun school-wide activities and educational programs.

“Rain showers and misty weather could not dampen the spirits of Meadowbrook runners as they raised money for PTA’s only fundraiser of the year,” Meadowbrook Interim Principal Bob Furca stated. “Our goal was exceeded, thanks to PTA’s excellent planning and parent/student participation. This one activity paves the way for a year full of upcoming programs and activities. Thank you, Meadowbrook PTA, families and staff.”

Oakley Park Elementary held its annual raffle during September and October, with proceeds helping benefit the PTA budget for the year for multiple student activities.

“Our annual raffle is such a great way for Oakley families and community members to participate in fundraising for our school,” stated Oakley Park Principal Kristin Froning. “Our students have an opportunity to win fun prizes.”

Pleasant Lake Elementary is set to host its school-wide raffle through December, with proceeds benefiting “many” instructional and non-instructional programs and initiatives taking place in the building.

“The raffle is an opportunity for our school community to support our children and staff,” stated Pleasant Lake Principal Nayal Maktari. “Proceeds will benefit numerous academic programs and fun activities throughout the school year.”

Walled Lake Elementary held its Color Run Sept. 24, with proceeds benefiting the PTA budget in order to provide additional resources to teachers and students.

According to the release, a portion will also go toward a new playground structure.

Wixom Elementary held its Fall Mumkin Sale during September, with proceeds benefiting student assemblies, author visits, classroom resources, books, scholarships, field trips and more.

“The Walled Lake Consolidated Schools community is fortunate to feature a strong group of PTA and PTSA organizations,” stated Dan Durkin, who is the Walled Lake Schools’ director of community relations. “These dedicated groups work diligently with staff to support students’ academic pursuits, social and emotional needs, and more. This collaboration creates meaningful enrichment opportunities across the district.”