2017 Pledge Drive Results

GOAL: $186,000

ACTUAL: $152,932

Classroom Participation

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Pledge Drive Class Participation Graph

Silver Oak PTO has it's head in the clouds as we begin the school year! We believe that as a community, if we achieve 100% pledge participation, it will not only continue to fund the many classroom enrichment programs, community events, and overall support that the PTO provides for Silver Oak... it will also forge a powerful team of families committed to an elementary school experience for our children that is above and beyond what is otherwise possible.

As a public school... Silver Oak would not be able to provide the high standard of education that we want for our children without the financial support and program management of the PTO. Every family's participation in our annual pledge drive is needed and so very appreciated to continue Silver Oak's tradition of excellence in education.

Help us take flight for the 2017-2018 school year!

Contact soeptopledge@gmail.com with any questions!

Sky's the Limit!

Classroom Pledge Drive Incentives
  • 100% Class Participation:
    • Grades K-3: DONUT* PARTY! (awarded to every K-3 class that achieves 100% pledge participation at any level)
    • Grades 4-6: HOMEWORK PASS! (awarded to every student in Grade 4-6 classes that achieve 100% pledge participate at any level)
  • Highest $ Contribution Total: PIZZA* PARTY! (awarded to one class in Gr K-3 and another in Gr 4-6)
  • Pledge Drive Class Champion: Photo of your class and an engraved class name plate will be displayed on a plaque in the MPR. (awarded to the class that accomplishes both 100% participation and highest $ contribution...one in Gr K-3 and another in Gr 4-6)
  • 6th Grade 75% Participation Prize: PHOTO BOOTH at the Promotion Ceremony! If 6th grade achieves 75% pledge participation as a whole, PTO will provide a photo booth at the promotion ceremony that will provide keepsake photos of this special occasion for all that visit the booth!

* Alternative treats/meals will be provided in the event there is a food allergy.

Visit our PRIZES & INCENTIVES page for more information about chances to win in our pledge drive!

Annual Pledge Drive

Successful Pledge Drive!

Thank You (blocks)

We so very fortunate to be a part of a community that supports its public school, and raises it to the highest standard possible. The PTO would like to thank our parent community for renewing their commitment to partner with Silver Oak and provide educational enrichment and support to our school.

Fall Pledge Drive funds provide for all our K-6 classroom art & music programs, as well as our classroom technology investments and grants for each teacher to help with the cost of classroom expenses. New this year, the PTO now subsidizes a dedicated S.T.E.A.M. teacher to ensure our onsite lab remains cutting edge, and is used by all students and teachers to its fullest potential.

Thank you to all that answered the call and pledged what you could. Every pledge of support is very needed and appreciated!

Pledge Prizes and Incentives

Click the "PRIZES" button below to see all our exciting Pledge Prizes!


Silver Oak Dares to Reach High!

Sky's the Limit

Silver Oak PTO Pledge Drive Goal
Fall 2017

Goal: 100%

(620 Students)

Goal: $300/student


WHY Should I Pledge?

  • PTO spending is heavily prioritized to go directly into the classrooms and benefits all students.
  • The PTO invests over $300 per child for all students at Silver Oak throughout the year in the way of classroom enrichment programs, materials, technology, and *NEW for 2017* our S.T.E.A.M.-dedicated teacher.
  • PTO pledge dollars raised are spent during the CURRENT SCHOOL YEAR. We commit to programs and instructors in advance, and work to raise the needed funds each fall. Should we come up short, immediate adjustments would need to be made.
  • FRINGE BENEFITS: Your child could qualify to receive various prizes and incentives according their pledge level. These prizes can include field trips, gift cards, game tickets, memorabilia... and much more! CLICK HERE to view our prizes offering!

How Can I Pledge?

Families can pledge for single or multiple Silver Oak students at once. There are two ways you can submit your pledge:

  • ONLINE PLEDGE: Your pledge information and payment may be submitted online. Please *CLICK HERE* to visit now.
  • PAPER PLEDGE FORM: Forms will be sent home via your child's classroom. Completed forms and payments may be submitted to your child's teacher, or deposited in the PTO mailbox in the office. (if pledging for multiple children, just submit the form to one teacher). Please make checks payable to "Silver Oak Elementary PTO".

How Your Pledge Dollars Are Spent

The mission of the Silver Oak PTO is to partner with Silver Oak Elementary School staff and parents to provide students with access to resources that support educational enrichment with an emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), Language Arts/Reading and Fine Arts.

Your dollars at work pie chart

In order to accomplish this, we:

  • Raise funds through an annual pledge drive in August and September
  • Contract with specialized providers for classroom music and art programs
  • Invest in technology & equipment for classrooms and our on-site STEAM Lab
  • Equip teachers and classrooms with educational software, additional resources for materials and supplies, and professional development/support to teach in a 21st century classroom environment

What Are the Different Pledge Levels?


    • Bonus PLATINUM Contest for $1000+
    • $500+ - GOLD
    • $300 - 499 - SILVER
    • $50 - 299 - BRONZE
    • $10 - 49 - MEMBER

We encourage all families to pledge $300 per student to allow us to meet our current program and materials investments. If you are able to pledge a higher amount than $300, it allows the PTO to explore other ways to invest in our classrooms and better support the needs of our teachers.

Extracurricular programs are organized by PTO, but they are NOT FUNDED by pledge dollars. Programs such as afterschool band, choir, Math Olympiad/Math Kangaroo, and the two plays are self-funding programs that are paid for by registration fees.

We strongly believe that your investment in the PTO is a good one... it directly benefits every child at Silver Oak, and continues to make our school an extraordinary learning environment. Thank you for your support.

Make a Pledge Heart

Contact Info

Have questions about the Fall Pledge Drive?

Contact the PTO Pledge Team at soeptopledge@gmail.com

Pledge Team:

Marketing & Incentives
Geraldine Leggio
Rajol Phadke

Data Management
Kavitha Arunarthi

Corporate Matching Program
Stuti Badoni

Does Your Company Match Your Donations?

Corporate matching programs are a wonderful way to double your donation at no additional expense to you! Many employers will match your pledge drive contribution if you follow their program guidelines.

Visit our new CORPORATE MATCHING web page to learn more.

Contact our Corporate Matching Coordinator, Stuti Badoni, at soeptopledge@gmail.com with any questions your might have.

Thank you for your support!


October 20th Winners

Pledge Drive Raffle #3 Winners

Reserved Main Lot Parking Space:
Alex C. (4-Hogan)

Bring-a-Friend Limo Lunch:
Max D. (2-Yang)

Chelsea G. (2-Pink)
Siddharth C (6-Hoshino)
Angad S. (5-Tibbens)

Principal for a Day:
Sarah S. (3-Barde)

2 SJ Sharks Club-Level Tickets (Current Season / Date TBD):
Jayden L. (4-Wong)

$50 Book Fair Credit:
David F. (6-Neil)
Aaryan R. (K-Ferguson)

2 Spring Lower Grade Play Front Row Seats:
Alison C. (K-Trusso)

Personalized Flowerbed Brick:
Diya V. (4-Hogan)

Children's Discovery Museum - 1yr Family Membership
Claire B. (3-Barde)

Promotion Ceremony
2 Reserved Premium Bleacher Seats:

Angela W. (6-Mahr)


September 22nd Winners

Name the Bus Loop:
Renae B. (K-Ferguson)

Signed Hockey stick by SJ Sharks Goalie Legend, Evgeni Nabokov:
Keith T. (6-Mahr)

Bring-a-Friend Limo Lunch:
Sumedh S. (2-Yang)

Alexis S. (2-Weber)
Lizette D. (4-Wong)
Phuong H. (6-Neil)

Principal for a Day:
Sarah S. (3-Barde)

2 SJ Sharks Tickets to a 2017 Season Home Game (Date TBD):
David S. (4-Wong)

4 BINGO Night Reserved Seats with Ink Daubers:
Darya A. (5-Giacomini)


September 8th Winners

Reserved Bus Loop Parking Space:
Nara P. (3-Clark)

Bring-a-Friend Limo Lunch:
Thomas H. (1-Noteware)
Riana R. (5-Laraway)

Club Sport-Silver Creek: 30min Private Swim Lesson:
Sahil P. (1-Murnin)
Annabelle C. (1-Yang)

$50 Fall Bookfair Credit:
Rohan M. (6 -Mahr)

2 Fall Play Front Row Seats:
Melanie P. (5-Giacomini)

Silver Oak PTO Thanks You For Your Support!

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