Fundraising is an integral part of the PTO mission.  The purpose of fundraising is to:

  • Financially support faculty special needs.
  • Develop financial soundness and growth to meet the needs of the school.

We achieve these goals through ongoing fundraisers as well as special event-based fundraisers.

  1. Ongoing fundraisers –  Ongoing fundraisers include collecting and submitting:
    1. Box tops for Education
    2. Amazon Smile
    3. Spirit Wear
    4. Restaurant Family Nights – These are ways for families to get together on a select night, enjoy some food from local restaurants, and raise money for the school.  Each business that hosts a community social event donates a portion of their sales to Jefferson Academy. These events are a great way to support both local businesses and your school.
      1. McDonalds
      2. Chic-fil-A
  2. Event-based fundraisers –  These types of fundraisers are held throughout the school year and can vary from year to year.  These events typically, but not always, include selling items for the school.   The LNS event-based fundraisers include:
    1. Otis Spunkmeyer Sale
    2. Boosterthon Fun Run
    3. The PTO also helps with two Scholastic Book Fairs during the school year.  Book fairs allows the purchase of new books for your child’s personal library, for the classroom (if you choose to do so), and raise money which goes directly back to the classrooms.

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Amazon Smile

Help support LNS by going to and designating Laurel Nokomis PTO as your charitable organization. After that the Amazon Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to LNS on Amazon shopping done through the AmazonSmile portal. It costs you nothing and your Amazon shopping experience will be the same (wish lists and preferences carryover to …

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Box Tops

  New Box Top Promotion Underway:  On the Water with Box Tops   Gina Jones, “The Box Top Lady” is back and rolling out the new Box Top Promotion for 2018-2019:  On the Water with Box Tops.  Effective immediately, she is accepting box tops so be sure to clip and save your Box Tops and …

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Cash 4 Class Program Results The Cash 4 Class Contest ended.  All Westfield Square Shopping Mall receipts had to be submitted by Tuesday, May 1, 2018.  Laurel Nokomis School had an opportunity to win $300 to $5,000 from the Westfield Sarasota Square’s Cash 4 Class program based on the receipts that were submitted.  LNS earned at least …

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Chick-fil-A at Westfield Square Shopping Mall (8201 S Tamiami Trl , Sarasota , FL 34238) is hosting Family Nights for LNS every third Tuesday of the month throughout the school year from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.  When you purchase food on LNS Chick-fil-A Family Nights you are helping Laurel Nokomis School because a percentage of all …

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Dairy Queen

Dairy Queen Fundraiser   Dairy Queen located at 1465 E. Venice Avenue is hosting a Family Night to benefit LNS on the first Wednesday of each month (through the school year) from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. When you make a purchase during this time, you are helping LNS because a percentage of all items sold during …

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Drive4UR School

Ford Drive 4 Ur School Giveback Fundraiser Save the Date All families, teaches, partners, friends are invited to come to LNS and join the community on Saturday, October 6th from 9am to 1pm.  Matthews Currie Ford will have some of their newest vehicles available for you to take a no pressure test drive around our …

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Otis Spunkmeyer Sale

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Run-a-thon/Boosterthon/Fun Run

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The Giving Challenge

Thanks to your generous donations to the Giving Challenge, the LNS PTO was able to raise…. $9,660 ($4905 in donations and $4,755 in matching funds from the Patterson Foundation.) Thank you to the 68 people that helped the LNS PTO raise almost $10000 for Laurel Nokomis School in our first Giving Challenge!!!  Your support will …

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