Aside from fundraisers, there are a couple of ways E.J. PTA can raise money for our school. The options below are free and don’t take much effort to sign up for.
Amazon Smile: If you shop on Amazon, you can be earning money for our school in a simple way, get to Amazon through Amazon Smile! Go to smile.amazon.com and sign in with your regular Amazon account info. Then go to Your Account >Your Amazon Smile>choose Charity (EJ Martinez Elementary School PTA). Shop by going through smile.amazon.com and E.J. will get a percentage!
Smith’s Food and Drug: Another easy and free way to earn money for E.J. is linking your shoppers card to our school! Sign up for an online account if you haven’t already. You will need your shoppers card number. Go to My Account>Inspiring Donations (left side of screen)>Enroll with organization named E.J. Martinez Elementary PTA. Every time you use your Smith’s card for purchases, a percentage comes back to E.J.!
IMPORTANT: new sign-in procedures at E.J.
Those of you who attended K-3 Plus over the summer are aware of our new sign in procedures using the Raptor system installed by Santa Fe Public Schools during the summer months. Everyone else, please read about the new drop-off, pick-up and entrance procedures below. This is a new security system aimed at protecting all school staff and most importantly, your children. The staff at E.J. appreciate your cooperation in helping make our school safer!
ALL doors to the school will be locked at all times, including the doors by the large parking lot. The only door that will be unlocked at 7:30am is the door to the outside at the office. The second set of doors that enter the school will remain locked.
Drop-off: If you drop your child off in the drop-off/pick-up lane, they will be let into the school building by a staff member using a key card. If you wish to walk in with your child, please park in a parking spot and walk them to the office and follow the next steps listed below.
Any visitor wishing to enter the building at any time must do so by way of the office. In order to be granted entrance, you MUST have your driver’s license or state issued ID scanned by office staff. NO EXCEPTIONS. Your information will be run through a sex offender database and will also show if there are any guardian alerts. Once you have been cleared to enter, you will be given a sticker badge with your picture that you must wear on your upper body where it is clearly visible to all staff. If it is not visible, you will be asked to show it and place it in the most appropriate spot. Please do not hold the sticker badge in your hand. It must be on your clothing.
If you would like to come into the building with your child before school starts, you may only stay until the first bell rings at 7:50am. When the first bell rings, you need to return to the office to sign out. No visitor is allowed to remain in the building after 7:50am unless they have a scheduled meeting.
After school, the door at the drop-off area will remain locked as well. Again, if you need to enter the building, please go to the office to sign in using the Raptor system.
Be sure to check out the PTA News page! Many fun and exciting events are coming to E.J. Don't miss out!!
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