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PTA Fall Giving Campaign

Support Three Rivers Students and Our School!

Article Date: Nov 24, 2019

We did it! THANK YOU!!!

Dear Three Rivers School families and friends,

Wow, just wow! Words can’t express my gratitude. In 8 days YOU donated $5,000 to the PTA, blowing past our goal of $4,500. THANK YOU! Every gift will have a huge impact on our children’s education and experience at Three Rivers School.

I am incredibly humbled by your generosity. We all have one more thing to be thankful for this week - that we live in an amazing community that supports its school!

I hope everyone has a happy, and safe holiday season.

Your grateful PTA President,
Mindy Holliday


Reason #8 to DONATE: Support creativity & the performing arts; a vital part of our children’s education.

From purchasing sheet music for Mrs. Nores’ class to donating special plaster mask supplies for Mrs. Wilhelm’s middle school art classes, the PTA is dedicated to supporting the artistic endeavors of all of our Otters, including the Performing Arts!

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“The K-2 Drama Club benefits greatly from PTA grants. This financial support has bought costumes for kids and materials to build sets for multiple plays, including Frosty the Snowman and Elf. More importantly, dozens of children get the opportunity to perform for their families and friends. Thank you so much for supporting the arts at Three Rivers!” - Connie Montgomery, 1st Grade Teacher

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“A Commons was also able to have a stage built for our commons for performances! Now we don't have to work around the Otter Hall schedule to have plays or song performances, we can do it in our own commons! Thank you PTA!” - Danielle White, Kindergarten Teacher

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THANK YOU to all who have donated so far! Your gift makes a real difference to the staff and students at Three Rivers.

If you haven’t had a chance to participate, don’t wait! Each dollar will help us surpass our $4,500 goal. Donate at – threeriverspta.com. Family and friends are also welcome to mail a check made out to “Three Rivers PTA” to 56900 Enterprise Way, Sunriver, OR 97707, or drop your donation off at the TRS Front Desk.


Reason #7 to give to the PTA: Funds Provide Supplemental Classroom Literature

Reading is critical to the education of our Otters, and the PTA is happy to help provide Three Rivers School teachers with the financial support for supplemental resources. Whether that’s a newspaper subscription or extra books - the PTA is making it happen!

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“PTA has supported my classroom by buying a subscription to USA Studies Weekly for my students the past two years. The newspaper and online component make it interesting for 5th graders to learn social studies.” - Mardi Rush, 5th Grade Teacher

“The 5th grade students have used The USA Studies Weekly as a support curriculum for social studies. The students have toured through articles on geography, the Anasazi and the original 13 colonies!Thanks PTA for your continued dedication in supporting our students‘ needs!” - Jaime Kinsella, 5th Grade Teacher

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“I typically use PTA funds to buy books from Scholastic for my students. I send every kiddo home for the summer with a chapter book of their choice.” - Devon Degarmo, 3rd Grade Teacher

“PTA money has helped my students enjoy reading out loud more with their toobaloos.” -Kelly McKinney. Elementary Resource Teacher

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Our goal is to raise at least $4,500 to support Three Rivers School with tools and activities that provide enrichment for our kids. THANK YOU to all who have donated! We are getting closer to our goal! Every gift, any amount, makes a difference to the staff and students at Three Rivers School.

Please consider sending our fundraising link to family and friends – threeriverspta.com - it’s an easy way for grandparents to help out with their favorite grandchild’s schooling and continue to offer our students all of the opportunities that we have in the past. Family and friends are also welcome to mail a check made out to “Three Rivers PTA” to 56900 Enterprise Way, Sunriver, OR 97707, or drop your donation off at the TRS Front Desk.


Reason #6 for Donating to the PTA: Field Trips Provide Learning Outside the Classroom

We are fortunate to live in an area that provides many opportunities for our Otters to explore and learn outside the walls of Three Rivers School. Having outdoor adventures (literally) in our backyard or being so close to museums and various other learning centers, students have access to these field trips because of your generosity!

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“We have been able to go on some amazing field trips with absolutely no cost to students. They have included Tower Theatre productions, Bend Science Station, and Pioneer Days at the High Desert Museum. Three Rivers PTA is amazing!!!” - Kacie Pitner, 4th Grade Teacher

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“Thank you PTA! Your contribution recently provided both second grades with additional science tools for our biannual field trip walk to the Deschutes River. Thanks to you, students now have aquatic insect magnifier containers and an aquatic/butterfly net for making observations. We had a wonderful time and look forward to many more trips to the river!” - Maria Leistad, 2nd Grade Teacher

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We're well on our way to reaching our $4,500 goal thanks to the generous contributions of many of our TRS families. But we're not there yet! Stay up-to-date on our fundraising progress, and make your donation online at threeriverspta.com.

Thank you for supporting Three Rivers School!


Reason #5 to donate: Support a wide range of school clubs for all Otters!

Did you know that the PTA helped fund the purchase of Lego sets for Mr. Gleason’s Lego Robotics Club? The PTA makes purchases for many clubs and student activities, from face paint for the Drama Club to art supplies for the Craft Club. Our school clubs provide opportunities that might not otherwise be available to students, giving them a chance to get to know one another better and learn skills outside of the classroom. Plus, they’re fun and free!

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“The PTA has helped me provide great prizes and incentives to keep kids moving and wanting to be a part of Running Club. On average each Running Club participant runs around 2 miles a session. What a great way for our kids to spend an hour after school.One of the biggest reasons they put forth this effort is because they are working towards earning one of these awesome prizes that I'm able to purchase with the funds donated by the PTA. Thank you!!!” - Jill Walker, 1st Grade Teacher

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“I have used PTA money for KTRS, the Three Rivers School student ran news program. That money helped us buy tripods, lights, and our green screen.” - Devon Degarmo, 3rd Grade Teacher

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A big THANK YOU to those who have already donated to the PTA Giving Campaign, your generosity is extremely valuable. Our goal is to raise at least $4,500 to support Three Rivers School with tools and activities that provide enrichment for our kids.

Please consider sending our fundraising link to family and friends – threeriverspta.com - it’s an easy way for grandparents to help out with their favorite grandchild’s schooling and continue to offer our students all of the opportunities that we have in the past. Family and friends are also welcome to mail a check made out to “Three Rivers PTA” to 56900 Enterprise Way, Sunriver, OR 97707, or drop your donation off at the TRS Front Desk.


Reason #4 to Give: Even small donations add up to great events for ALL Three Rivers students

The Three Rivers PTA is behind some of the students’ favorite events, all funded by donations from YOU. For example, every June the PTA hosts Field Day at the school. All students spend the afternoon playing various games out on the field, enjoy a treat, and even bounce in a bounce house! We are also always happy to host the annual Santa Crafts event. All students are able to get into the holiday spirit with some creative crafts & fun, and Santa even makes a surprise visit!

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“My fourth graders have always enjoyed the Crafts with Santa. It's always fun to see how excited they get when they see all the activities they get to complete. We greatly appreciate the time and effort the parents give in order to make our students happy!” - Steven Gleason, 4th Grade Teacher

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Your donation of any size truly matters. We want everyone to participate in a way that works for their family. Even if donating isn’t possible for your family, the simple act of sharing our campaign link via email or on social media can make an impact!

Click www.threeriverspta.com to donate with a credit or debit card.You can also mail a check made out to “Three Rivers PTA” to 56900 Enterprise Way, Sunriver, OR 97707, or drop your donation off at the TRS Front Desk. Thank you!


Reason #3 to give to the PTA: Create hands-on learning opportunities for Three Rivers students

Learning by touch, sight and sound can be incredibly impactful. The PTA provides funding for teachers to purchase various items to support their curriculum and goals to better engage students.

“The kindergarten classes participated in a Storyline Unit based on a pond study at Sunriver Nature Center. We were able to use PTA funds to purchase each student "biologist hats," special name tags, and art supplies. This unit provided a very engaging style of learning that included reading, writing, science and art.” - Carol Foisset, Kindergarten Teacher

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“Thank you so much for all of the gardening gear...rakes, gloves, spades. Our Leadership Team has loved being able to care for Keenan's Memorial Garden (in front of the gymnasium) and help keep our school looking great. Next week, we will plant lots of new bulbs in the garden, thanks to all of the wonderful gear the PTA purchased for us!” - Michelle Johnson, Middle School Social Studies

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Thank you to all of the families who have given already. Every donation counts! We are only a few days into the Giving Campaign, and your money directly supports teachers and students.

Making your 100% tax-deductible donation is simple! Go to threeriversPTA.com to donate with a credit or debit card. You can also mail a check made out to “Three Rivers PTA” to 56900 Enterprise Way, Sunriver, OR 97707, or drop your donation off at the TRS Front Desk.

Go Otters!


Reason #2 to Donate to the PTA: As one of the few K-8 schools in the district, we get to support middle school students and staff.

The PTA strives to honor the unique needs of this group and sets aside funds just for them! From math to film studies, our middle school classes keep our Otters engaged in their education, giving them the strong academic footing they need. The PTA makes contributions that directly support middle school teachers.

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“The PTA has been very supportive with our Building and Design program, providing financial and material support for the following projects: Topographic mapping, Architectural Homes, Wacky Cross-Cut, 3-Point Perspective, and various support for supplies and materials. Without the help of our PTA, many of these projects would be difficult to fund. Thank you for all of your support!!” Mark Alvarado, 6th/7th/8th Stemscope Integrated Science

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“I used funds from the PTA last year to purchase some flexible seating for my classroom. Students love being able to choose how they are most comfortable and it provides an easy way for groups to collaborate together.” Nicole Macht, Middle School Language Arts Teacher

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Yesterday, the PTA kicked off the 2nd annual Online Fall Giving Campaign — a simple fundraising effort that provides an opportunity for TRS families to donate whatever amount they can to help us raise a modest $4,500.

Making your 100% tax-deductible donation is simple! Go to threeriversPTA.com to donate with a credit or debit card. You can also mail a check made out to “Three Rivers PTA” to 56900 Enterprise Way, Sunriver, OR 97707, or drop your donation off at the TRS Front Desk.

Thank you!


Hello Three Rivers School Families,

In an effort to simplify fundraising support for our school, the Three Rivers PTA is again focused on an annual giving campaign instead of hosting numerous small fundraisers throughout the year. Through this campaign, the PTA aims to surpass the proceeds of past smaller fundraisers and have set a goal to raise at least $4,500 by the end of the 10-day campaign.

DONATE NOW at ThreeRiversPTA.com

The money raised directly impacts our children’s educational experience through the support for our teachers and facilities. Each donation helps fund needs that fall outside the traditional education budget and enables the PTA to host various free events — such as story time, Santa Crafts, Yoga Night, Field Day, and more! — which create opportunities for kids and parents to connect and builds a sense of community among TRS families.

Reason #1 to donate: Teachers have gaps to fill in their classrooms

Although taxpayer dollars assure that the basics of education are covered, we often find that teachers need things that school funding does not provide for, such as furniture that helps with classroom organization. The PTA is happy to help!

“Our PTA helped me purchase wobbles stools for my classroom. These stools can improve some students' focus and concentration by providing a way for them to actively move while learning. Thank you, PTA, for providing opportunities for all students to be successful in ways that work for them!”
Rebecca Fender, 3rd Grade Teacher

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“The PTA supported my classroom last year to purchase flexible seating options- such as standup desks and bean bag chairs for our cool down corner in our room. Thanks so much!”
Vickie Trudel, Middle School Intervention Teacher

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The PTA funds were used to buy a student mailbox for my classroom. This was incredibly helpful in keeping kids (and their teacher!) organized. We have lots of information that needs to be sent home and having ONE place to put it helps those papers make it home to parents. THANK YOU, PTA!”
Emily Redifer, 2nd Grade Teacher

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Making your 100% tax-deductible donation is simple! Go to threeriversPTA.com to donate with a credit or debit card. You can also mail a check made out to “Three Rivers PTA” to 56900 Enterprise Way, Sunriver, OR 97707, or drop your donation off at the TRS Front Desk.


Please donate today, your gift will help make your favorite Otter’s school experience the best it can be!

Mindy Holliday
Otter Mom and PTA President