Annual Franklin Fundraiser

Friday, September 21

Kickoff Assemblies: Tuesday, September 18

Turn-In Day #1: Monday, September 24

Turn-In Day #2: Monday, October 1

School ID # 1426873

Magazine Turn-In Information

First turn in day will be Monday, September 24. Prizes for each level that day are:

  • Earn Store tickets for every item sold
  • Earn a "Coop" collectible for every item sold
  • Sell 5: Receive admission to Kona Ice day @ lunch


Second Turn in day will be Monday, October 1. Prizes for each level that day are:

  • Earn Store tickets for every item sold
  • Sell 5: Receive admission to Matt Wilhelm Show


Please see the attachment below with a calendar of important events related to this year's sale.

What do the Magazine Sales support?

Funds from our fundraising program are used in a variety of ways. Here are just a few examples of the ways our monies are being put to use for your students:


  • Art Club: (Supplies)
  • Lego Robotics: (Supplies, Team entries for contests, other related expenses)
  • Science Olympiads: (Supplies, Team entries for contests, other related expenses)
  • Franklin Buddies: (Supplies related to the activities done by this group)
  • Drama/Musical: (Supplies, equipment, and other cost related to performance expenses)
  • Jazz Band: (Contest fees, equipment not covered under district funding, additional music, extra travel expenses)
  • Orchestra: (Contest fees, equipment not covered under district funding, additional music, travel expenses)
  • Illumination: (Contest fees, equipment not covered under district funding, additional music, travel expenses, uniforms)
  • Technology Purchases (Project Lead the Way supplies, PE, resources to assist in classroom throughout the building)
  • Student Council: (Workshop expenses, registration fees, community service projects)
  • Assemblies: (Special presentations from outside groups for all grade levels)
  • Grade Level: (Allocations for awards and all grade/team activities)
  • PBIS: (Building wide rewards, supplies, materials)
  • Year Book: (Printing and supplies related to publication)
  • Curriculum: (Materials that go above and beyond the standard curriculum used or for extensions of classwork)
  • Athletic teams: (Replacement of uniforms, equipment, and materials)
  • Library: (Supplies and materials above and beyond the supported district budget)

Can I Donate Money?

Every year we answer the question, I don't want a magazine, can I simply donate to the school? The quick answer is, OF COURSE! Donations that are made to the school stay 100% at Franklin. With the magazine sales we receive 50% of the profit. Donations are also 100% deductible. If people are wanting to make a donation through check, it should be made out to Franklin Middle School.


In terms of subscriptions, donations in $15 increments count as 1 order.

Reachout Booklets

On Tuesday, September 18 students received Reachout Booklets. Students were asked to fill out at least 5 addresses for friends/family they won't see during the sale. All that's needed are the addresses and the company will take care of the rest. Annually, we receive money throughout the year because of the reachout booklet. Reachout booklets were due back to school by Thursday, September 20 to be eligible for the drawing. However, we will accept them through the entirety of the fundraiser.

Follow the link below for the student handout.

Volunteers Needed

Parent volunteers are needed on Tuesday, September 25 and Tuesday, October 2 from 9:30 to noon to help with check magazine orders that come in. Please email Jennifer Edwards, jeedwards@cr.k12.ia.us or call 558-2452 to sign up to help.

Payment Methods

We recommend check or money order. This way your funds are assured to be spent at Franklin. Cash sometimes can be easily lost between home and school. This is the best way to handle transactions. Cash is still accepted. Checks should be made out to Franklin Middle School. On the memo line but your child’s first and last name so if we have to track down an order we know how it was paid for.

Online Orders

Websites:

bit.ly/crfranklinms

www.gaschoolstore.com ID# 1426873


On-line orders can be made and students will get credit for items ordered. Orders made prior to Monday, September 24 at 8:00 AM will count towards a student’s turn-in #’s on that day. On-line orders made between 8:05 AM on Monday, September 24th and 8:00 AM Monday, October 1st will count towards a student’s turn in #’s for the last turn-in.


Please make sure to list the students first and last name when placing your on-line order so they will get credit for the order. We do keep a smaller percentage of revenue on these sales.