Passive Fundraising Programs

You too can help McPherson Magnet School with our Passive Fundraising Programs”. All it takes is a little time on your part to register your cards and sign up, or cut and clip suggested items. Please take the extra ten minutes and register for these programs – it’s easy and painless, and means a lot for our school and your student!  Details by program are listed below:







Recycle Ink Cartridges


Register your grocery cards, gas cards and/or debit or credit cards with eScrip, and a percentage of your purchase is donated to McPherson Magnet School by participating merchants.  eScrip's biggest local merchant partner is Vons/Pavilions, which gives back about 3% of purchases.  Other participating local merchants are Nordstroms, Staples, Dell, Claim Jumper OC Register and many more.  To register McPherson Magnet School as your educational beneficiary, log on to, register yourself and any/all specific credit cards you may use to make purchases, and designate "McPherson Magnet School School" ID# 137612026 as your educational beneficiary.  Each time you use the registered cards; ALL McPherson students receive benefits from your purchases.  eScrip profits are used for student supplies and educational support.  If you are already signed up for eScrip, don't forget to keep your credit card information current.  If your card expires, you need to notify eScrip or your donations will cease.  Remember, to have all your family and friends sign up and help support McPherson.

Box Tops for Education

Here's a really easy fundraiser. It only takes 2.3 seconds, and EVERYONE can participate, kids included.  All you have to do is collect box tops from participating General Mills products (cereal, Fruit Roll-ups, Yoplait, etc.) Each box top is worth TEN CENTS and every single penny will be donated to McPherson Magnet School.

Here's how it works:
- Find a box of a participating General Mills product
- Rip off the "Box Tops for Education" logo (as seen above) Submit official Box Tops logos only! Please do NOT submit: Betty Crocker catalog points, Entire top flap, - UPC symbol, Entire bottom flap.
- Save the Box Tops till McPherson has their classroom competition
You can find Box Tops for Education logos on
more than 330 participating General Mills products such as Cheerios, Lucky Charms, Total, Fruit by the Foot, Fruit Roll-Ups, Dunkaroos, Yoplait yogurt multipacks, Yoplait Go-GURT yogurt, Lloyd’s Barbeque Buckets, Hamburger Helper, Betty Crocker potato side dishes, Potato Buds, Suddenly Salad, Bisquick, Baco-s, SuperMoist cake mix, Betty Crocker frosting, Stir ‘n Bake, Betty Crocker Supreme Brownies, and many, many more.  This is a great opportunity for students, parents, and grandparents to come together for the good of our school and our children’s futures.  So please, take a few extra seconds before you toss that empty box and clip out the Box Tops for Education logo.  Box Tops for Education also has a credit card which gives 1% of purchases back to schools. You can enroll for it at


Office Depot 5% Back To Schools Program

It's easy!
- Buy school supplies at Office Depot
- Designate McPherson Magnet School to receive 5% of your qualifying purchase
- Office Depot will tally the qualifying purchases made during the program period
- Office Depot will award the McPherson Magnet School 5% of the qualifying purchases in credits the school can use for FREE SUPPLIES!*
Want to designate McPherson to receive 5% of your next school supply purchase? Visit your local Office Depot store and give the sales clerk McPherson Magnet School’s name.  NOTE: The trick is that you must tell the sales clerk, before they start to ring up the sale, that you want the 5% Back to School donation.

Online customers will be asked for school information including school name, address and city at the conclusion of their order, and the 5% credit will then be applied to that designated school based on qualifying purchases.

For more information, go to and click on the “5% Back to Schools” tile.


Every time you use your Target Visa or Target Guest Card at a Target store or, Target will donate an amount equal to 1% of Target Visa and Target Guest Card purchases made at Target and, and 1/2% of Target Visa purchases made elsewhere, to McPherson Magnet School.  Contact McPherson PTSA for more information.  Target profits go to PTSA for student programs.

Recycled Ink Cartridges

Bring your empty ink cartridges to McPherson’s front office and drop them in the recycle box.  McPherson’s library receives money from “Perfect Pages” for all your empty recycles cartridges, to purchase new reading materials for all students.




 Fundraising for your Individual Student’s Account

(See each item for what grades can earn moneyFor Overnight Field Trips)
Ice Cream Sales (For 5th Grade Only)
5th Grade Parents can sign up to sell ice cream for one week during the year.  You will earn $30.00 per day no matter what the sales are.  This money is applied to your payment for Outdoor Ed in 6th grade.  Check your student directory for the PTSA Ice Cream Coordinator to sign up.