Dear Clinton Parents/Guardians:
The Box Tops program really does work. Due to the conscientious work of many Clinton parents, students and community members, hundreds of dollars are generated each year for our school. A wide variety of products participate in the Box Tops for Education program, ranging from cereals to school and office supplies. Clinton’s Box Tops program, led by parents, has heavy involvement by students. Classrooms compete against each other for monthly recognition.
Here’s how the Box Tops program works. As displayed in the images below, participants first locate the certificates, cut them out, and make the deposits in the box located on the Clinton office counter. Each box top is worth 10¢ for our school. Box Tops earnings are sent out to schools twice a year, in December and in April.
At Clinton, the funds are used for purchases to benefit students and the school in general. Expenditures go toward items that otherwise may not have had funding sources. Two recent examples of box tops purchases are the fifth grade Saltdogs tee shirts and additional front entrance landscape plants. Fifth graders wore their tee shirts to the August Lincoln Public Schools Saltdogs game. This is an annual event attended by every fifth grader in LPS. The students are able to keep the shirts and wear them for special events throughout the school year. On the last day of school, the tee shirts will become a keepsake as students autograph each others’ shirts. The landscape plants benefit our school community by beautifying the front entrance for everyone’s enjoyment.
Box Tops for Education – a worthwhile fundraising process for the benefit of Clinton School and our students.
Terry Neddenriep, Principal, Clinton Elementary School