Shop with Scrip Program

Raise money for Bowman without spending anything extra! Did you know that you can support our school while you dine out, travel, buy gas or shop at your regular retail stores? All you need to do is pay using gift cards from these stores. Several e-gift cards can be redeemed and added to any apps you already use such as Grubhub, Instacart, Starbucks etc.

You shop and pay with gift cards. Same products, same prices, same service. Shopwithscrip donates. Donations may be as high as 15% of what you pay!

It’s as easy as:

  1. Buy gift cards in one of two ways
  2. Enter the Bowman PTO enrollment code (check the weekly update emails for the enrollment code or contact vpfundraising@bowmanpto.org)
  3. Choose your gift card – better yet, select an e-gift cards so you don’t have to wait for the physical card to be shipped to you (and you save on any delivery fee).
  4. Go ahead and dine out, travel, buy gas, shop for your fall/ winter wear

Shopwithscrip has tie ups with 750 popular brands. See link (https://shop.shopwithscrip.com/Shop/Product/Browse) to browse brands and extent of donations they would make.

Spread the word to family, neighbors, and friends!  Anyone can register with the enrollment code to support Bowman! 

If have any questions, contact vpfundraising@bowmanpto.org

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Amazon Smile Program  

Raise money for Bowman without spending anything extra! Did you know that you can support our school while you shop on Amazon? 

You shop. Amazon donates. Shop at https://smile.amazon.com/ch/86-1783422 and Amazon will donate a 0.5% of all eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Bowman Elementary School PTO!  AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.

It’s as easy as:

1)  Go to https://smile.amazon.com/ch/86-1783422

2)  Log-in to your Amazon account (if prompted)

3)  Bookmark “smile.amazon.com” for future reference.  Purchases made through the regular Amazon site (Amazon.com) are NOT eligible for the program. Make sure to use smile.amazon.com to participate.

Spread the word to family, neighbors, and friends!  Anyone can go to the link https://smile.amazon.com/ch/86-1783422 and support Bowman! 

If you have any questions, contact amazonsmile@bowmanpto.org.

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Black Earth Compost Fundraiser

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Looking for a way to recycle more of your waste AND help out your student’s school? Mention “Bowman PTO” in the referral section when you sign up for curbside pick-up from Black Earth Compost (www.blackearthcompost.com/lexington-ma) – and the Bowman PTO will receive a $10 donation!

You can choose a monthly program for $9.99 or an annual program for $99, that’s only $8 per month! To show support for composting, the Town of Lexington is providing a free 13 gallon wheeled locking-lid bin to those who sign up for any compost pickup service (contact the DPW to get on the list). Black Earth’s commercial composting facility takes many things that aren’t appropriate for a backyard compost bin (meat, bones, dairy, cooked foods, pizza boxes, and certain types of compostable “plastics”).

Trash in Lexington is incinerated, causing air pollution and toxic byproducts. Composting recycles nutrients back to the soil for use by local farmers and gardeners, and ultimately into the produce you eat. And customers get a bag of free compost in the spring! Help the environment and Bowman today!

Participate in the LPS Race to Compost
Get in on the competition! Join Lexington Public Schools in the “Race to Compost”.  Every new sign-up with a Bowman PTO referral counts!  The first school with 50 referral sign-ups gets two 13-gallon compost bins and liners from Black Earth.

Questions?  Email: gogreen@bowmanpto.org

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Box Tops for Education

The Box Tops for Education fund raising program earns cash for new computer software programs and supplies.  This fund-raiser requires no door-to-door selling by the children, and it costs nothing to become involved. Please clip the Box Tops logos from participating products and send them to school with your children. Bowman receives 10 cents for each Box Top we collect! The more Box Tops we collect, the more cash we earn.  Let’s smash those numbers this year!

You can find the Box Tops logos on participating products such as Annie’s Organic snacks, General Mills cereals (like Cheerios), Green Giant vegetables, selected Avery school supplies, Juicy Juice, many Betty Crocker baking products, Old El Paso products, Ziploc bags, Scott brand paper products (like Kleenex), Nature Valley Granola bars, Huggies diapers & pull ups, Hefty trash bags, Pillsbury rolls and many more.  A complete list of participating products can be found by clicking herePlease encourage your friends, neighbors, relatives and co-worker to save their Box Tops for Bowman.

Submit Box Tops in the following ways:

Option 1: Download the updated Box Tops app, register and select Bowman as your school, and then scan an eligible receipt containing Box Tops products.  You’ll earn 10 cents for each Box Tops product purchased plus extra earnings for any Bonus Box Tops opportunities.  The app will automatically add Box Tops to your school’s earnings online, giving visibility to see how you are supporting your school in real-time.

Option 2: Send your Box Tops into the classroom in a plastic bag or envelope once or twice a month. Each teacher will have a designated collection envelope. There is also a collection box on the table outside the office. Each month the classroom that collects the most Box Tops will receive custody of the Box Top BOT, the Bowman Box Top mascot.

More FAQ’s can be found here:  https://www.boxtops4education.com/How to Earn

Questions?  Contact the Box Tops Coordinators: boxtops@bowmanpto.org

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Cricket Flowers

Just call Cricket Flowers (note, orders cannot be placed online), a small business in Lexington. Mention Bowman Elementary School when you place your order. Cricket flowers will donate $10/- for every order of $70 or more (Tax and delivery is additional)

Note: The offer is not valid if used with any other coupons, or discounts.  May not be used on orders that are beyond the local delivery area.

If have any questions, contact vpfundraising@bowmanpto.org

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Wilson Farm Shopping Day

One day each Spring, Wilson Farm sponsors a Bowman shopping day where a percentage of sales from people bringing in a Bowman flyer into Wilson Farm goes to the Bowman PTO.

If have any questions, contact shopwilsonfarmsday@bowmanpto.org

Thank you to Wilson Farms!