We understand that no one enjoys fundraising events. But due to devastating cuts to the California state education budget in recent years, school PTAs are increasingly needed to fill the gaps and help fund basic amenities such as classroom supplies, field trips, and xerox copies. We need all of our Leals parent's and the greater community help to participate in fundraising activities such as:
Every month, we have partnered with selected Cerritos-based restaurants to host a dinner fundraising event. At the designated time period, the restaurant will donate portions of the received dinner receipts to the Leal PTA. Past supporters includes: Cold Stone Creamery, Panda Express, Islands Restaurant, and Chipotle.
Twice a year, the Leal PTA donates funds collected from participation in the Box Tops program directly back to the school. The program is as simple as cutting out tabs located on the top of some of your favorite products from the grocery store and sending them in to the classroom. You can find information, a list of products, and a collection sheet here.
Color Fun Run
Oversight for Fundraisers
California State PTA provides guidance, support and training in board fiduciary duties and governance. PTA financial safeguards include: the requirement for a minimum of two people to handle and account for money received; two signatures required for payment authorization; two signatures on checks; regular reporting of income, expenses and budgets; semiannual financial reviews; regular reporting and reconciliation of bank statements; and tracking of source documents including receipts, invoices, bills, deposits, etc. PTA councils and districts also provide support and oversight for local units.