New this Year!! Mark your calendar for the evening of Thursday, May 7th where Messiah families will host a fund raising event for Messiah Child Care Center at Harp and Fiddle in Park Ridge. Appetizers, conversation and a silent auction will be part of the evening's events. Plan to join the fun.
Annual Family Fun Festival -Saturday, June 6, 2020- 11am-2pm
Our largest fund raiser of the year!! Held each spring, with games, pony rides, bouncy, trackless train, face painting,food, a silent auction and MORE!!
The Manna Program
Great Lakes Scrip Company was founded in 1994, and was set up to make the 'work' of fundraising a parental responsibility and not an after-school project for our children. Great Lakes offers hundreds of local and nationwide grocery, retail, restaurants, gas stations, and specialty gift cards to our organization at a discount. these cards are the same ones you would purchase directly from the participating vendors.
"It's a pretty incredible way to raise a lot of money for your organization, and the best part is everyone can participate! After all, we spend money on things like gas and groceries, so you might as well use scrip to help your organization."
Orders are sent in monthly on the Monday following the first Sunday of the month. Order forms will be placed in your child's file and are also available in our office or on our website.
Click here for a complete order form. Simply send completed form along with payment (Checks made payable to Messiah PTO) to Messiah CCC, 1605 Vernon Ave., Park Ridge, IL. 60068
Box Tops for Education
We are always collecting General Mills Bonus Box Tops in the pink box next to the first floor boy's bathroom. Please drop you box tops in there any time.
ADDITIONALLY: Box Tops has introduced a MOBILE APP for your phone that makes earning money for our school even easier!
Here is a quick overview of how it works:
1. Install the Box Tops mobile app on your phone.
2. To search for our school, enter our zip code (60068) and choose Messiah Lutheran Child Care in Park Ridge.
3. Once you have shopped, use your app to take a photo of your full receipt within 14 days of purchase. Photo must include date. If your receipt is extra long, take a photo of each half of the receipt.
4. App will let you know if receipt was read and accepted.
5. It's that easy!
You can continue to clip box tops the traditional way and submit them in the bin outside the offices. Monthly collection sheets will, also, be placed in all children's files throughout the year until clipping is totally phased out.
Several times a year, Messiah Child Care Center sponsors a fundraiser held at a local restaurant. It's so simple-just skip the cooking, put your family in the car and come out and enjoy good food and socializing with other Messiah families. At most of the restaurants, you need to simply mention Messiah Child Care, or show a flyer before you order. Some restaurants will even apply our fundraiser to carry out and delivered food!! Messiah then receives a % of your final bill. Past fundraisers have included Moretti's, Culver's, Potbellys, and Nonno Pino. Watch for information throughout the year.
Scholastic Book Fair
Every April, the Scholastic Book Fair arrives at Messiah. A truck load of wonderful books for our families gets delivered and parents and children are welcome to shop throughout the week. In conjunction with the book fair, we host an ice cream social in the evening complete with Mr. Ash, a magician who has been entertaining Messiah families with his magic shows for 35 years!! All proceeds benefit the Messiah Child Care Library.
Scholastic book clubs
Scholastic Book order forms will be put in each child's file 3 or 4 times/year. Orders can also be made online.
Class Activation Code : GWW9T
Christmas Program Silent Auction
Thank you for your generous bidding!!