It takes money to make all these wonderful programs and events happen! The PTA offers many different ways throughout the year for you to contribute to its important mission. First and foremost is membership, so if you haven't joined, join today. We also host various fundraisers throughout the year including our Fun Run, spring Scholastic book fair, and fundraisers at local restaurants throughout the years such as Ledo’s Pizza, Chipotle, McDonalds, Chuck E. Cheese.

PTA Operating Budget

Please contact the President, if you have any questions about PTA fundraising efforts.

FREE and Easy ways to support Arcola:


AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice. To participate:

  • Go to and click Join AmazonSmile.

  • Select “PTA At Arcola Elementary School Inc.” as your charity.

  • Once you’ve selected it, you’ll see it appear right below the Amazon search bar any time you shop on the AmazonSmile page.

If we all default to AmazonSmile for our Amazon purchases this can make a big difference for the school!


Amazon Smile is not available using the Amazon mobile app, you have to go to the website itself.


Box Tops donates $0.10 per coupon to your school of choice. You may have noticed Box Tops has a new look. Traditional Box Tops clips are being phased out of production on product labels, and program will become digital-only. To participate digitally, download the Box Tops app and scan any receipt after purchasing qualifying items. The app will find participating products purchased at any store and instantly add cash to Arcola’s earnings online.

For products that still have paper Box Tops coupons, you can continue to clip and submit them to the box in Arcola’s front office. For more information about the Box Tops program here: Every $0.10 makes a difference!


Shopping online? Use "givebacks" to shop a wide variety of items from gift cards to home necessities, memberships, classes...

Not only will it save you money, but they will donate a portion of your proceeds to our PTA.

Click on "Select Your Cause" on the top right and enter "PTA at Arcola ES".

2019/2020 Successful Fundraisers

Our 2019 Fun Run was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who donated, participated, and volunteered. Thanks to all of your generosity and hard work, we were able to raise $4,800 towards PTA programming.

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