8th Grade Fundraising


Class of 2014



There will be an 8th grade parent meeting at the school to discuss the Washington DC trip on Monday, February 3, 2014 at 6 pm.  Important Information will be distributed.  The Washington DC trip has been scheduled for June 11-13. 

50/50 Raffle Total is now at  $7,010.

Please turn in all sold tickets to Mimi Jacobs as soon as possible.  The 50/50 drawing is at 8 pm on December 18 after the Chorus/Handbell Concert! 

To order from Scrips (one of our individual fundraisers): 

Go to www.shopwithscrip.com 

If you are creating an account for the first time, use enrollment code 6DE977L43L492 for our non-profit group of Bedminster Board of Education.  After you have placed your order, make your check payable to Bedminster Township BOE and drop it off at the school office in an envelope marked “Scrips 8th Grade Order” or mail to either Emily Childs or Jansyn Tropea. 


As you may already be aware, each year the 8th grade class at Bedminster School holds fundraisers throughout the year to help defray the costs to each 8th grade student’s family for their end of the year, 3 day trip to Washington DC.  While this trip is arranged through the school and the chaperones are teachers from our school, it is the responsibility of the parents of each 8th grader to pay that student’s pro rata share of the total cost of the trip.  The school does not pay for this trip. 


We organize a number of Group Events, the net proceeds of which are divided equally among the total number of 8th graders and credited against their portion of the cost due for the trip.  The Group Events for this year are the following (with chairpersons noted in parentheses): 

FALL FEST (Karna Johnsen at karna.johnsen@gmail.com and Monica Burch at mburchrice@gmail.com ) COMPLETED

Net Amount Earned:  $900 

FAR HILLS RACE PARKING (Lisa Lavelle-Cunningham at lisacunningham.nj@gmail.com and Lisa Schmidt at jnl820@yahoo.com ) COMPLETED

Net Amount Earned:  $4,050.64 

HOLIDAY WORKSHOP (Lisa Lavelle-Cunningham at lisacunningham.nj@gmail.com and Weng Pineda at weng_pineda@colpal.com ) DECEMBER 3, 4 AND 5

Net Amount Earned:  $ 6,637.80 

SNOWBALL DANCE (Weng Pineda at weng_pineda@colpal.com and Ellen Reyda at ereyda@deloitte.com ) DATE TBD IN FEBRUARY

Net Amount Earned:  $ 2,345.12 

PANCAKE BREAKFAST (Melinda Bramwit at mfbramwit@nmmlaw.com , Alison Rosenzweig at arosenzweig@wmmhs.org and Kathy Warlick at kathrynwarlick@gmail.com ) ON MORNING OF RECREATION BASKETBALL AWARDS, DATE TBD IN MARCH

Net Amount Earned:  $ 600.00

8TH GRADE VS. FACULTY BASKETBALL GAME (Gina Fernandez at glhf1@aol.com and Paul Mlynarski at mlynarskifamily@comcast.net )
DATE: March 28, 2014 - 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Net Amount Earned:  $ TBD 

50/50 RAFFLE (Mimi Jacobs at mimijacobs@verizon.net )   **only the raffle tickets sold at group events  ONGOING THROUGH DECEMBER 18

Net Amount Earned:  $ 3,649.42

As the above Group Events occur and the net proceeds are verified by the school’s student activities treasurer, Kim Jeronimo (kjeronimo@bedminsterschool.org ) and our 8th grade treasurer, Karen Mlynarski (mlynarskifamily@comcast.net ), we will update the amounts. 


Additionally there are Individual Events in which each 8th grade student’s efforts will be credited directly and only to that student.  Thus, each student will have a different amount they earn to be credited against the cost of the trip, depending on their efforts.  Those individual events are as follows (with chairpersons listed in parentheses): 

50/50 RAFFLE (Mimi Jacobs at mimijacobs@verizon.net) ONGOING THROUGH DECEMBER 18 

COUPON BOOKS (Janet Petrie at jannypmrsg@verizon.net ) PERIOD TBD 

GERTRUDE HAWK (Samantha Bertelson at smbertelson@gmail.com and Juliet Yung at julietzhu@yahoo.com ) PERIOD TBD 

SCRIPS GIFT CARDS (Emily Childs at kemily.childs@verizon.net and Jansyn Tropea at tropeafamily@comcast.net ) ONGOING THROUGH SPRING (actual end date set by school and tbd) 

Our 8th grade treasurer, Karen Mlynarski (mlynarskifamily@comcast.net ), keeps the master spreadsheet of costs and credits for each 8th grader.  Karen works directly with Kim Jeronimo, the school’s student activities treasurer, who collects and distributes all funds related to our 8th grade fundraisers.  Karen Mlynarski will be the person to contact if you would like an update on how much your student has credited against the costs of the Washington DC trip. 

We are working on scheduling an 8th grade parent meeting at which time we will be able to tell you the total cost of the Washington DC trip for each student and, of course, give an update of where we stand after the first few fundraisers of the year have been completed.  Please stay tuned for the date and time for the upcoming 8th grade parent meeting! 

If you have any questions related to 8th grade fundraising, please feel free to contact Lisa Lavelle-Cunningham at lisacunningham.nj@gmail.com 

Thank you all for your efforts!


Last Modified on May 5, 2014