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Donations Gratefully Accepted

If you would prefer to skip the fundraisers and provide financial support with a cash contribution, please send a check made out to Bay Trail PTA. You do not need to be a PTA member to contribute. It may be sent to the main office at school or mailed directly to: Bay Trail PTA Attn: Treasurer 1760 Scribner Road Penfield, NY 14526 Contributions are tax deductible. Thanks for helping to support our programs!

2011-2012 Membership Form helps you send a cash donation.

Pain-Free Fundraising

Did you know that there are a bunch of ways you can raise money for your Bay Trail PTA that don’t cost you a single cent?  In many cases, you can help Bay Trail PTA by doing what you normally do anyway!!

Target’s Take Charge of Education

Use your Target VISA credit card – a Visa card you can use anywhere, not just Target stores – and Target will donate money to Bay Trail at no cost to you. Pay off your balance every month and it’s the same as using cash. All your relatives and friends anywhere in the country can have their purchases credited to Bay Trail, too:  our school ID is 78323.  Sign up at or call 1-800-316-6142.

Thank you to Target for their "no strings attached" cash donations to our school.  And a big thank you to our PTA members who donated over $1,100 last year to Bay Trail!

Let us know if you know a merchant who will donate to Bay Trail PTA!

Spring cleaning?

Bay Trail is enrolled at Auction and Go in Webster, an eBay selling company. Bring an item (or group of items sold together) worth $50 or more to Auction and Go, 780 Ridge Road, just west of Five Mile Line Road. Ask that the proceeds of the sale benefit Bay Trail PTA. They will not charge you a fee. Please go to for information on the kinds of items that sell and a list of prohibited and restricted items.

Conducting Web searches

Set up your computer’s default search engine to    Bay Trail is registered as Bay Trail Middle School (Penfield, NY)

Tell your relatives and friends to use Good Search for Bay Trail, too.

Clip Box Tops for Education

Sign up for Boxtops4Education

Bay Trail Middle School PTA recently launched the 2011-12 Box Tops for Education fundraising campaign. This year we’ve set a goal of earning at least $500 through Box Tops to go toward funding programs and activities for all students at the school. Budgets are tighter than ever, and the PTA is asking for the support of families and the community through participation in these free programs. Here’s what you can do to help:

Clip Box Tops and send them into school

Students can drop them in the box in the cafeteria (new and exciting drop box coming soon!) … every Box Top submitted is worth 10 cents and that adds up FAST!   The first submission of the school year is at the end of October and we need to collect and prepare the Box Tops ahead of time for mailing (helpful hint: you can make this process speedier by clipping neatly on the dotted lines).

Shop online at your favorite stores through the Box Tops MarketplaceSM (, and up to 8% of your qualifying purchase will automatically be donated to our school with no additional cost to you!

Purchase books through the Box Tops Reading RoomSM at Barnes & Noble.  Sign up at and click on “Shop Now”.       

Register at the Box Tops website (

You’ll get updates on our school’s Box Tops earnings, money-saving coupons, family-pleasing recipes, chances enter online contests to win Bonus Box Tops for our school and the latest Box Tops news!

YOU Can Make a Difference at

Bay Trail Middle School by Clipping Box Tops

It’s Easy, it’s Fun and it’s FREE MONEY for Bay Trail!

For more information on how you can help our school earn cash through Box Tops for Education, contact our Box Tops co-chairs, Kathy Elhelw or Kris DePalma, at, or visit

 Any other ideas for Pain Free Fundraising? Let us know! Thanks !!