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Annual Fall Pie Fundraiser Starts today, October 8

posted Oct 8, 2010, 6:21 AM by Gregg Charest
The Music Department's annual Pie fundraiser begins today, October 8 and runs through Monday, October 18.  Students will receive fundraising forms today in class, but there is also a form attached below for your convenience.

How it works:
Students sell pies, which come frozen but ready to bake.  The pies are standard 14" frozen pies like you might but at any grocery store, and we make quite a bit more money by running this fundraiser ourselves, rather than having another company provide us with fancy glossy photos/order forms. 

Our advertising pitch usually revolves around the upcoming holidays (pies will be delivered THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18 in time for Thanksgiving) and the idea that you don't have any baking to do for dessert - just pop one of these pies in the oven, and voila!  The pies are done!

Where does the money go?
$5 from the sale of each pie goes into a band account that POPS (Parents Of Performing Students) maintains for each student.  These funds are available for use on any music department field trip, and come in especially helpful for large trips like this year's Sr. High Band trip to Washington, DC, or the 2013 Sr. High Band trip to Orlando, Fl (which current 7th and 8th grade students will be able to attend as either 9th or 10th graders).  Any extra profit goes into the POPS Chaperone account.

Who to sell to:
We do not advise door to door selling to people you are not familiar with, but prefer that you sell to people that you know well, like your friends, families, neighbors, or for parents to bring the order forms to work.  Teachers, believe it or not, are often surprised that students don't ask them to purchase our delicious pies, so don't be shy about asking (but please be polite, and try to do business before or after class so as not to disrupt any lessons).

Questions? Call Eileen Morgan at 397-6396, or Email Mr. Charest at Gregg_Charest@ewg.k12.ri.us

Gregg Charest,
Oct 8, 2010, 6:38 AM