PASI News

Parent Advocates for Spanish Immersion | October 2020

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RAFFLE

This year PASI is excited to announce three amazing raffle packages. Tickets for all packages are $50 each. Buy as many tickets for the packages as you want. All ticket sales are online for your convenience and socially distanced safety. Please purchase here: greatgatherings.cbo.io


Share the ticket link with family and friends and encourage them to purchase tickets as well. This is a chance for grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends to support your child's education and have a chance to win an awesome prize too!


Item 1 Black Hills Cabin:

This is your chance to stay in a new, unique property located right at the entrance to the Gilded Mountain Subdivision. Lookout Tower is a spacious 5 bedroom 3 bath home on 4 levels - one of which is the Watchtower on the 4th level. This custom cabin is wonderfully decorated with enjoyable living spaces and a one-of-a-kind master bedroom and bathroom in the top level tower room with some of the best views in the area! Reservation is for three nights. Booking will not be over any holidays or in June, July, or August. Winner responsible for cleaning fee.


Item 2 Downtown Sioux Falls Staycation:

Enjoy a staycation in Downtown Sioux Falls! This raffle package includes dinner and drinks at The Treasury Bar, a sweet treat from CH Patisserie, a DTSF gift card for shopping at the shops of your choice, and a luxurious one-night say in the Gold Bar Suite at Hotel on Phillips.


Item 3 $1,000 cash!

Imagine what you could do with an extra $1,000 in your pocket, especially with the holidays just around the corner! For every 100 "1K Giveaway" raffle tickets sold there will be a $1,000 cash prize drawn. The more tickets sold the more chances to win $1,000, so encourage everyone you know to buy a ticket too!

SILENT AUCTION

We are accepting Silent Auction package donations. Private donations as well as from business are welcome. Packages must be submitted by November 1.

WREATH SALES

Order your beautiful GG2020 wreath today and encourage your friends and family to do so as well. If we sell 500 wreaths, we could fund one intern! Order here or by clicking the wreath photo below and share the link with everyone you know!

GATHERINGS

Get creative this year with your COVID-safe Gathering. Keeping numbers small and/or events outside as much as possible, host an outdoor sledding party this winter, a movie night next spring, or any other event that builds community within our Immersion Family. We can't wait to see what you come up with!

MIDDLE SCHOOL/HIGH SCHOOL NEWS

Calling All High School Spanish Immersion Families!

We are putting together two Silent Auction Baskets for Great Gatherings — “College Bound Basket” and “Patriot Pride Basket.” Please consider donating. Check our our Sign Up Genius below. Don’t forget to bid on a basket as well! Thanks!


Questions? Contact Bobbi Schramm

WHAT IS SCRIP?

Scrip is a fundraising program used to raise money for the Sonia Sotomayor 5th grade field trip to Concordia Language Village as well as the MS/HS trips abroad. This program is optional, but the money you earn is earmarked specifically for your child. You may purchase gift cards at face value and PASI orders those cards from Great Lakes Scrip Center at a reduced price. The difference is an instant rebate which goes in your account. Different gift cards have different percentages you can earn. Examples include HyVee (4%), Old Navy (14%), Starbucks (7%), etc. Explore the full list of retailers.


You can start earning money right now, regardless of what grade your student is in. Other family members can also purchase gifts cards and earn money for your child. The money you earn goes into your family account; once you earn enough money for one student you can continue earning money for siblings.

SCRIP PRODUCTS

  • Physical gift cards just like you would buy at a store.
  • SCRIPNow which is an eGift card that you can buy and receive instantly if you pay electronically. You can print these out or redeem on your mobile device.
  • Reload is an option some physical gift cards have to add funds to cards you already own.


Normally the school order for physical gift cards is placed the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month at 8 am and the cards come home with the child the following Thursday. However, in November and December, orders will be taken every Monday and cards go home the following Thursday.

HOW TO GET STARTED

  1. Go to shopwithscrip.com and click on Join a Program
  2. Enter enrollment code 23534FCB28631. By entering this code your account will be associated with PASI
  3. Fill in the personal information section and include your student's name, teacher, and grade level
  4. Start shopping and earning. When you go to checkout, choose payment type.

THREE WAYS TO PAY FOR SCRIP GIFT CARDS

Pay by check:

Put your check in an envelope marked "PASI Scrip" and take it to the office. All checks must be in the Scrip mailbox in the office by 8:00 AM Monday. If the check comes in after that time, that order will be placed with the following order. PrestoPay charges a convenience fee of $0.15 per order.


Pay online with a direct payment system called PrestoPay:

This allows you to pay for your orders with the electronic funds transfer system and skip the hassle of paying with checks.


To sign up for PrestoPay, simply log on to your ShopWithScrip account and follow these steps:

  1. Click on the Payment Types link under Family Functions on your Dashboard
  2. Enter your bank account information on the secure website.


Pay by credit card:

Credit card payments include a 2.60% processing fee.

USING SCRIP ON THE GO

Standing in the checkout line at Target wishing you'd purchased some extra Scrip? Scrip is even more convenient when you can buy it on the go! Here are two easy ways to have Scrip at your fingertips at all times:


RaiseRight App

The RaiseRight app is the most convenient way to make your purchases using Scrip. Download the app in the Apple or Android App Stores today!


MyScripWallet

This is ShopWithScrip’s mobile website. Go to myscripwallet.com and save the link to the home screen on your phone.

FINAL REMINDERS

  • Currently Scrip gift card ordering is only available at Sonia Sotomayor, Edison, & Lincoln.
  • On most short school weeks, no Scrip order for physical cards will be placed.
  • Questions? Contact Scrip Coordinator LeAnn Minister

PASI GENERAL MEETING 2

Monday, Oct. 26th, 6:30pm

This is an online event.

Join Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/3494449816?pwd=cGcyajFjcTlXTFFyVHlWUTEvbWhoZz09 Meeting ID: 349 444 9816

Passcode: pasi2

GREAT GATHERINGS

Friday, Nov. 13th, 7-9pm

This is an online event.

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