PTO Corner

PTO Corner- April 21, 2017

As we near the home stretch of this school year, we have 1 more big event- The gala. The fundraising team has worked many hours to ensure that all money raised at the gala goes directly back to ACS. So every chance to win ticket you buy, every basket you bid on (online or at the event), and all of the extra goodies available at the gala go towards technology in classrooms, teacher classroom requests, continuing education classes for teachers and new curriculum. Thank you for your support!

Nicole Bennington


Monday, April 24th, is the last day to purchase gala tickets. We will not sell any tickets after Monday- as we need to get final numbers to the caterer.  Tickets prices are $45 each.  

Tickets can be purchased at the front office.

A Night in Monte Carlo
Friday April 28, 2017
7:00pm – 10:30pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
Cielo at Castle Pines

This adult only event features food, drinks (cash bar), live auction, silent auction, music, entertainment and more!  Tickets are now on SALE!  Pre-sale ticket price is $40 per person until April 14th, which includes admission dinner and fun! Tickets can be purchased at the ACS Front Office.  Get your tickets before the price goes up!  Questions email

We are also selling Chance to Win Tickets at the front office!

Enter for a chance to win the new American Girl doll, Tenney Grant, or the Lego Architecture Set “The White House”. You can enter to win until April 28th.

$5 for 1 entry/$20 for 5 entries

ALL proceeds go to ACS!

A great spirit day is coming up during Elementary Testing Day!

From 11am-5pm May 1st at the MAC! A portion of all admissions will go back to ACS!

 Thank you to all who helped provide a yummy breakfast for the Teachers and Staff on Wednesday!

 PTO Important Dates (see PTO Webpage for more information)

April 25th – PTO Meeting (2017-2018 elections)
April 28th – PTO Spring Gala
May 1st   – Spirit Day at the MAC


Amazon Smile
The PTO has also partnered with AmazonSmile! When you access Amazon through the special ACS PTO link and make a purchase, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to ACS.  It’s so easy to help earn extra money for our school! Simply shop Amazon through our special ACS PTO link, select ACS as your charitable organization, and let Amazon do the rest. You will be earning money for ACS just by shopping at Amazon for your regular needs. Click here for our special ACS PTO shopping link: Please bookmark this link and start here for your entire Amazon shopping needs. Or if you are using the search function, be sure to search for Academy Charter PTO and select us as your charitable organization of choice.  Then start all of your Amazon shopping at after your select ACS as your school of choice.  ACS has earned over $250 just by starting all of your Amazon shopping at!  For even greater benefit to ACS, purchase and use your Amazon Scrip card prior to placing your order.

Shop with Scrip
Don’t forget! If you are doing online shopping at any time of the year, start your shopping at and use the enrollment code 5882A46242211 to earn rebate money for ACS! It’s so easy. ACS has earned over $200 just by starting all of your shopping at  Please consider using scrip for all of your online shopping this year or for your gift card needs.

Some of the retailers included: Amazon, Dennis Uniform, Land’s End, Office Depot, Office Max, Target, Barnes and Noble, Toys R Us, Kohl’s, iTunes and many more!

Shoparoo is school fundraising made easy: the free app turns pictures of your everyday shopping receipts into cash donations and sweepstakes entries for our school! Yep, it’s that simple! All you have to do is shop as you normally do, snap pictures of your receipts with the app, and voila…Just shop, snap, earn!  Visit today!  ACS has already earned over $150 by using Shoparoo.

Get started today:

  1. Download the free Shoparoo app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store
    2. Select our school from the list and start taking pictures of your receipts – shop anywhere, buy anything!
    3. The first 20 supporters at our school will earn an extra $1 donation from Shoparoo for their first receipt!
    4. Earn even more Roo Points, or cash donations, by inviting others to join using your personal referral code
    5. You can even select a grade to support and have fun with grade competitions!

There’s no limit to how much money we can raise with Shoparoo – the more supporters, the more we will raise for our school. Schools with just 40 supporters are earning an average of $1,000 every year. That’s free, easy money that we could be fundraising too. Check out to learn more about this awesome app!

Office Depot/Office Max
Every time schools, teachers, students, parents and school supporters give a school’s Give Back to Schools Program ID number when buying school and office supplies at Office Depot or OfficeMax, that school will be credited 5% of the qualifying purchases to use for free supplies. Credits are issued in the form of a merchandise certificate. A school must have a minimum of $10 in credits for a certificate to be issued. Anytime you shop at Office Depot or Office Max, be sure to give them our Program ID number 70017186.  Shop online or in stores.  For even greater benefit to ACS, purchase and use your Office Depot/Office Max Scrip card prior to placing your order.

Land’s End
With the Land’s End School Rewards Program ACS can receive up to a 3% cash-back reward from our school’s total uniform purchases.  Simply shop at for all of your ACS uniform needs and select Academy Charter School as your preferred school or use our preferred school code 900054636. For even greater benefit to ACS, purchase and use your Land’s End Scrip card prior to placing your order.

French Toast
Visit for all of your Uniform Needs and ACS can receive up to 5% cash back on all ACS purchases.  Simply enter our school code QS46E87 when ordering and watch the rewards roll in!

 Dennis Uniforms and School Crush
Shopping through Dennis Uniforms to help with your uniform needs, or purchasing Spirit Wear and Sweatshirts through School Crush also supports ACS.  Simply visit or, and search for Academy Charter School or enter our unique codes:  Dennis Uniform Code C00; School Crush Code ACADCS.  Every purchase made using these codes earns a percentage back to ACS!  For even greater benefit to ACS, purchase and use  your Dennis Uniform Scrip card prior to placing your order.

King Soopers and Safeway Reloadable Grocery Cards
Purchase your King Soopers or Safeway Reloadable Grocery Card at the ACS front desk TODAY!  The cards are $5 each and come preloaded with $5, so essentially they are FREE.  For every dollar amount loaded onto each card, ACS earns 5% back.  Simply load your card prior to checking out, purchase your groceries using your Reloadable Card and sit back and watch the money roll in!  These cards can also be used to purchase gas at the King Soopers or Safeway approved gas stations.

When in doubt, check the ACS PTO Website out at

 “LIKE” us on Facebook at

Ways to support ACS

UCShop with Scrip

Land’s End: 900054636 – French Toast: QS46E87 – DIRECTV: B4RNS Scrip: 5882A46242211 – Office Depot:  70017186 AmazonSmile: – Dennis Uniforms: C00

2017 Gala Sponsors
2017 Gala Sponsors

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