Re: Popcorn Fundraiser Topic-Email from Myron about upcoming dates
- From email sent on 9/30
I had hoped to get a note to all of you before I left school Friday. The
weekend of October 20 is the only weekend I have free from now until after
the New Year. I would really like to cook the corn the weekend of Oct.
20. I know you must all have busy fall schedules as well, so I am open to
waiting until after Christmas. I was thinking if we did it the weekend
of the 20th all the families that needed the money before the deadline
would have the money available. If you can all wait until January or
February that would suit me fine as well. I really think we could sell a
large amount of corn it we promote it at the school and take orders before
we pop it. After watching your children sell cupcakes the last four
times, I am certain they could sell 20 bags each of the kettle corn. If
six students sold 50 bags each (300 x 6) they would take about 3-400 out
in expenses and make about $200.00 each.
I'm not sure it's worth asking the town of Elkton to tack on another
kettle corn seller for the fall festival, because I know how territorial
those folks are. It's looking like we may not be able to sell publicly
that weekend unless we're just doing it at the school.
Please reply "Proceed" if you would like me to make up flyers to give to
the students for taking orders to sell on Oct. 20; or, "Let's wait" if you
prefer to wait until winter.
Thank you so much for your patience.
The students are doing great. They are selling about $75-85.00 worth of
cupcakes every week. If you want to coordinate among yourselves that
would be fine. Or I and your children can work on a schedule. I had
mentioned earlier that persons who make cupcakes should benefit from
selling them, but this past week an interesting problem arose. We had
about fifty cupcakes leftover. It doesn' seem fair if someone is baking
100 or more and others are baking two dozen that one person/family has to
"eat" the leftovers. I'm wondering if you as parents want to take turns
baking 50 apiece everyother week. It really seems 160-200 is a good
amount for the total. Please let me know each week an exact account of
your contributions. If you are keeping those tallies, please send them
to me now. Understand, when there are leftovers, the friends of your
children are often the beneficiaries.
Please also make sure your child takes all containers out of my room
before the weekend. This weekend one container was left behind, and there
have been mice in the building.
Looking forward to your replies,
- The 20th is fine for us. I will call the Fear Forest today and see if we can set up there on the 20th if you want to do it at night. Let me know, I know they see huge crowds and they might be willing. Exxon is not a bad idea either. Both sales departments will be working that Saturday, I have already talked to a few of them and said I would stick a pre-sale sheet up in both departments and then deliver up there that day. Not to mention many of the timeshare units are checking in and out on Saturdays and will be stopping at Exxon. That might be the best spot if they would be willing.
I wouldnt want to wait til after Christmas because our final payments have to be made by the end of November (as far as I know) so they can book the airfare, hotel, activities, etc. January would be too late.