Frequently Asked Questions

What will the money raised be used for?

The Dommerich PTA's mission is to promote the welfare of its students in their home, school and community, while supporting Dommerich Elementary School.

The funds raised by the Fall Fundraiser will help to fund the PTA's Programs & Initiatives for the 2017/2018 school year.

How much of the funds raised will stay at Dommerich?

100% of the funds raised will get to stay at Dommerich!

How do I participate in this fundraiser?

  1. Decide the way you want to fundraise.
  2. Collect as you go, using the collection envelope.
  3. Submit the collection envelopes to your classroom teacher daily (Replacement envelopes will be sent home each afternoon).

We encourage families to look at the "Tips" tab, for ideas.

Is there a simple way I can tell my friends and family about this fundraiser without having to send a bunch of emails or make a bunch of phone calls?

We encourage you to go to Students to create a personalized fundraising experience for your family. These credentials should be located in your student's planner. If you have misplaced this information or cannot find it, please contact us.

Who should checks be made out to?

Please make all checks payable to Dommerich PTA.

Is my donation tax-deductible?

Dommerich PTA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our EIN is 23-7102605. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent provided by the law.

Why am I turning in the collection envelope every day instead of at the end of the fundraiser?

We want our Dommerich Chiefs to show Effort and practice Fellowship all the time. By turning in the collection envelopes we are able to see our progress in working together! Most importantly, collecting funds as we go along give us the change to celebrate in the success of our Chiefs on every day of the fundraiser!

Can I make a donation using my credit card?

Yes! All credit card donations will be transacted through the www.BeAChief.com donation website.

Is my online credit card donation and payment secure?

Yes! We have teamed up with SchoolPay to provide secure payment transactions through our website. No payment information is saved at the end of your transaction, to ensure your payment information remains confidential.

What information do our friends & family need to know in order to make a donation online?

Donors will need to know the first and last name of the Dommerich Chief that they are donating in honor of, as well as that Chief's teacher.

Can I turn money in after the final turn-in deadline?

Of course! We are grateful for any and all donations, so please continue to turn money in after the final deadline. However, please note that we will not be able to count those monies turned in after the final deadline towards individual or class prize levels reached.

How do I find out the total raised per Student?

We encourage you to go to Students to view fundraising information by student.

How are the "Top Three" individual prizes awarded?

Prizes will be awarded for the top three fundraisers for all of Dommerich as well as for the top fundraiser for each grade. The prizes are as follows:

Top 3 Fundraisers for Dommerich

  • 1st place - Amazon Echo and $100 gift card
  • 2nd place - Amazon Echo
  • 3rd place - Amazon Echo Dot

Top fundraiser in each grade will receive an Amazon Echo Dot

Are the class prizes cumulative, and what are they?

Yes! That means means if your class raises over $4,000, your class will get to enjoy the following:

  • $750...Popsicles in the Garden w Double Recess
  • $1500...Pizza Party in the Classroom
  • $2000...Classroom Game Time with Donuts
  • $2,500...Star Wars Themed Lunch with DES Celebrities
  • $3,000...Class takes over WDES Morning News
  • $4,000...Tablet for the Classroom

How and when are prizes distributed?

All prizes will be celebrated and distributed AFTER the fundraiser is complete. Prizes will not be awarded as the level is reached. Prizes awarded will be based on the actual amount of funds turned in and accounted for, by the final deadline date.

What if I earn an individual prize or my class earns a classroom prize and I am unable to attend for some reason?

We encourage all Chiefs who have earned these prize levels to make every attempt to attend, as these are one-time celebrations. We are unable to reschedule based on individual schedule conflicts. We can assure you however, that we have taken other school activities into account when scheduling these items, with the goal of 100% attendance.

What if a prize I receive is not working?

We hope that's not that case. In an effort to prevent this from happening, we have tested every prize upon delivery and have made every attempt to make sure your prize is in good working condition upon receipt. Unfortunately we are unable to replace or exchange prizes.