The Readathon is the primary fundraiser for the Neil Cummins PTO providing almost 50% of the PTO’s annual budget. Donations help fund teacher classroom supplies and instructional material, professional development for teachers, furniture and classroom equipment, additional library books and materials, virtual parent education events, campus improvements, Hawks’ Garden, and more. We’re especially pleased that PTO also funds Alan Scofield Storytelling Program, Alan Scofield Miwok Connections and Dance Program and Joni DeGabriele Musical Moments and Social Emotional Learning Program. Check out this video of Ms. DeGabriele getting her BRAVE on. You can also read more about Ms. DeGabriele from a 2020 article in the Novato Advance which mentions her work at Neil Cummins Elementary. Check out what’s happening in the Hawks’ Garden this year!
Please note that this year 99Pledges is collecting a tip on their platform. This tip goes to 99Pledges to offset the costs of running their site and NOT to Neil Cummins. Last year, 99Pledges charged a 10% platform fee on all donations collected. This year, they have eliminated that large cost and only charge online processing costs of 2.9% + 30 cents/transaction which ultimately means more money for our school. If you’d like to tip, do so at your discretion and knowing the tip money goes to 99Pledges for platform enhancements and improvements. Spread the word to family, friends, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc! Thank you!