Welcome to William Reid School’s biennial parent Fundraiser - OKTOBERFEST!
William Reid School’s fundraiser will be a CHEQUE-WRITING CAMPAIGN this year.
The campaign is officially launched right now and during the entire month of OCTOBER and will run for approximately one
Where does the money go?
William Reid's biennial Oktoberfest fundraiser rallies parents, teachers, students and
friends of William Reid School to raise needed funds to support our amazing school and
staff! Items such as computers / technology, student agendas, student assistance, and
teacher resources. These are some examples of how these funds are used to enhance
your child’s experience at William Reid School.
Also, in non-COVID years we have a number of amazing, community building special
events! So please keep in mind, the funds raised this year will contribute to the
AWESOME events we are able to hold in the 2022-2023 school year!
How important is this fundraiser?
If this is your first OKTOBERFEST you may not be aware of the history around this
event. Years ago, our Parent Council decided to combine all of our fundraising efforts
into just two fundraisers: a casino and an evening social event, held in alternating years.
Parents loved this change: going all in for two large fundraisers, one per year, instead of
having smaller fundraisers throughout the year. Do you remember knocking on your
neighbours doors to sell magazine subscriptions, wrapping paper, chocolates? Or
holding bake sales?! With this event your child(ren) (and let’s face it - YOU) don’t need
to peddle these wares (and many… many others….) to your family, friends, neighbours
and colleagues (did I hear a whoop of joy?)
Although we are not asking our kids to “sell” anything, this fundraiser does still require
donations and participation from all within our school community to be a success!
What happened to the party?!
In the past, OKTOBERFEST has been an in person, social fundraising event organized
by William Reid School parents. The most recent event was held in November 2019 at
the National on 17th Ave. Unfortunately, due to the ever changing status of restrictions,
and the general risks associated with COVID-19, instead of throwing an Oktoberfest
Fundraising Party, this year’s fundraising event will be:
OKTOBERFEST CHEQUE-WRITING CAMPAIGN! WOO HOO!!
Where do I send my cheque?
The Oktoberfest Cheque-Writing Campaign is here! Details of how to donate is in the link below.
If you have any questions, contact Jessie Muncaster through the William Reid School
Council email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We appreciate everyone’s enthusiasm and look forward to a FULL event again in 2023!
Every year, William Reid students and their families 'adopt' families in need through the support of the charity, Evenstart, in their endeavor to help families in need within the Calgary Area. If you are interested in helping out on the Evenstart committee please contact School Council (email@example.com).
Let’s eliminate our lost and found! WRSFS is fundraising with Mabel’s Labels, a leading provider of personalized labels that are as tough as they are cute. Easy, online ordering gets your labels dispatched within one business day to your door. By visiting Mabel's Labels you are supporting our school's programs when you make a purchase of your own.