Special BYTE: PTA Fundraiser Updates
Dear Medina Parents,

During the past few weeks, there has been some confusion regarding our fundraising events for this school year. We’d like to update all our families with what happened and what’s being planned, and to address some of the concerns that many of you may have.

First of all, due to circumstances outside of our control, we are sad to announce that the Tiger Tough Obstacle Course Fundraiser scheduled for October 12 has been cancelled. Ian Olsen and his team have worked really hard hoping to make it happen, but unfortunately at this point, we have to make the decision to postpone this event until Spring. If you would like to offer your help, please reach out to Ian. We know that our kids have been looking forward to this fun event, and we will try our best to make it happen at a later time.

Our annual Auction is still scheduled for February 9 th. For those of you that purchased the tickets and received a refund, we are still working out some of the details regarding ticket sales, and will send out our new ticket purchase link shortly. Auction planning and procurement is underway and making great progress, but we are still looking for an Auction Chair. If you love challenges and want to make a difference, or would like to lend your help with the auction in any way, please email president@medinapta.org. Great things happen when we all work together.

Although we no longer have Tiger Tough as our fall fundraiser, we still need to raise enough funds for our PTA to pay for our Instructional Aides and the programs/activities that our kids enjoy. The PTA Board has therefore decided to carry out a capital campaign as our fall fundraiser, where each family will be asked to donate any amount that they feel comfortable with. This cost-friendly direct donation campaign will help alleviate pressure on our spring fundraiser and keep the PTA running with a healthy budget.

We greatly appreciate all the advice, concerns and comments that many of you have shared with us during the past few weeks. It takes a village to raise kids. Let’s show them what a supporting and united community that they live in.

Thank you!

PTA | Medina Elementary School | byte@medinapta.org