by Lori Barnum
Creating Fun on Campus While Raising Funds

How is it used?

Students can buy a Campus Card for a designated amount which can be punched or initialed by a teacher for a certain activity within their classroom. As an example, a teacher can give a student a homework pass for 1 punch or initial, 2 initials to get out of the mile or 3 initials to not dress out for PE. It can also be used to get to the front of the lunch line or the snack cart. If teachers were to be concerned that students could perhaps “buy” a grade then simply don’t connect it to the gradebook and use it in other creative ways. For instance, the teacher could allow a student to use their card to choose their own work group, sit by another student or as a pass. As well, a teacher could purchase a few cards and use them as a reward for a student that made huge strides within their classroom or as a reward for attendance. General Rules are printed on the back and that all staff agreed to.

The student can show love and generosity amongst their peers by sharing their card or donating additional money which would allow a student in need to have a card sponsored for them.

How much money can we raise?

If the card were to sell for $10 (for 10 punches/initials) and there were 700 students on campus and the expectation would be 80% of the students would buy a card – the profit would be $5,600 per campaign. That would be $11,200 raised in the year for the fall and spring less the cost of printing.

The beauty of this fundraiser is that the rules are decided by the teachers and administration and they can be as creative as they want! The students can use these cards when they’ve had a rough week or find themselves overwhelmed.

It’s a win-win all around.

It is an easy document to create in Word or you can find an editable document for this card at:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1b_yR0Pd4w-3I53opcCEZ4kHZfZZCzG0J/view?usp=sharing

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