It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

And the Snowstorm Program at Archway Scottsdale makes it even more wonderful.  For our returning families, we hope that you will find joy in participating once again. For our new families, we wanted to explain just how impactful this program is for our entire staff.

Our Snowstorm Program kicks off on Monday, November 5!

The deadline to give is Friday, November 30.

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There are 3 very important parts to the Snowstorm Program:

PART 1:
SNOWFLAKES GALORE!

Snowflakes will adorn the hallways of our school thanks to our students and our PSO! We ask all students to download one of these snowflakes templates and/or create one of their own. Students will then communicate and write notes of kindness and thanks to their teachers, nurses, front office, ESS or specials teachers.

There is no limit to how many snowflakes one student can contribute. The more, the merrier!

Their snowflakes will be hung in our hallways with care and will be displayed for all to see. At the end of the program, our Faculty Appreciation team along with the help of many parents will then categorize the snowflakes into envelopes for each staff member.

Bring in your snowflakes NOW until December 14! There is one box in the front lobby and one just outside the MPR.

During the Snowstorm Luncheon, each staff member will receive their large stack of snowflakes. Many will read their snowflakes during the lunch as big smiles spread across their faces from all of the heartfelt sentiments.

Would you like to help hang snowflakes? Sign up here »

PART 2:
THE SNOWSTORM LUNCHEON!

December 18, 2018

This is not just any luncheon, it’s the SNOWSTORM LUNCHEON. The Multi-Purpose room will be transformed into an elegant Winter Wonderland and teachers and staff will come to enjoy a wonderful lunch along with giveaways and recognition.

In years past, we’ve had gourmet chefs prepare a delectable menu along with a meat carving station. Last year, Maggiano’s donated the entire lunch menu.

Be on the lookout for an email the first week of December to see how you too can help and be a part of this amazing event.

PART 3:
THE SNOWSTORM GIFT!

Throughout the month of November, we ask for parents to donate a recommended $55 per student via their MSA account OR by cash or check (made payable to the ASPSO). Your $55 per student donation will cover the holiday gift for ALL staff members. With so much going on during this time of the year, it’s the easiest way to contribute and to make sure that all of our staff (nurses, front office, specials teachers, ESS) are covered and get to partake in this season of giving. It will alleviate the stress of shopping for 2, 3, 4 or 5 staff members and is truly an easy one-stop shop.

Once all of the funds are gathered, they are divided evenly amongst the entire staff. During the Snowstorm Luncheon, every staff members receives this check as a gift from the entire 2018-2019 Archway Scottsdale Parent Community.

As the envelopes are opened, tears of joy often flow because our staff is consistently blown away by the generosity of our families. Some use this extra holiday money to buy a plane ticket home, pay for graduate school books, change their flat tire or finally replace that tube TV with a flatscreen.

Last year was our biggest year yet and we hope that this year, we can break that record and make it even bigger!

Thanks to the kind and giving families in our 2017-2018 school year, we raised almost $22,000!
We had a participation rate of just over 85%.

As a result, we were able to give every full-time staff member a check for $506
and every part-time staff member a check for $252.

AS WE MORE THAN DOUBLED IN SIZE,
THIS YEAR OUR GOAL IS $51,000 WITH A PARTICIPATION RATE OF 100%.
WE CAN DO IT: WHO’S UP FOR THE CHALLENGE?!?!?

Please consider contributing to this very worthwhile holiday gift. Thank you.

Donate Online with MySchoolAccount.com

    1. Log on to MSA and go to the Preorder calendar and navigate to December 1.
    2. If you would like to give $55 per student, add that item to your cart.
    3. If you'd like to give a different amount (either more or less), use the other items. Simply put the number of $5, $20 and $100 items in your cart to add up to your desired amount! For instance, if you wanted to donate $75, you could do 1 - $55 and 1 - $20. Or if you need to do $40, you can place 2 - $20 in your cart. (You may need to enlist the help of your student if the math gets too complicated.) Be sure to enter the number of items before you add to cart.

If you need futher assistance, or have questions about MSA, please start with the MSA FAQ.