Northwest Elementary Physical Education: Ms. Priest's Playground

Box Tops for Education

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I am the volunteer Box Tops coordinator for the 2010/2011 school year here at Northwest Elementary. Box Tops is all about the difference ONE can make.

If you visit the link at the bottom of the page you will find information on the Box Tops Program as well as the fun and easy ways you and your child can help to raise money for Northwest! 

Box Tops are little coupons found on everyday items such as Ziploc bags, Betty Crocker frosting, Pillsbury rolls, and General Mills cereal. Each one of these coupons is worth ten cents; which really adds up! Use the collection sheet attached to this letter to get started collecting right away.  Once it’s full, keep on going by starting a Ziploc collection bag; bags can be kept on the refrigerator or in a kitchen drawer. You and your child will be amazed how quickly those little coupons turn into dollars to help purchase books, materials, and equipment for our school!

Each month the box tops will be collected from your child’s homeroom teacher. They will be counted and the class that collects the most Box Tops will earn an ice cream party (also see the bragging rights poster above)!

Here are a couple Box Tops collection tips:   

Check Expiration Dates — Keep an eye on the date in the lower right corner. Be sure that when cutting out Box Tops the date is visible.

No Staples, Please — When attaching Box Tops to collection sheets, use glue or tape. Staples are not allowed in our submissions and must be removed by Prospect volunteers before we can collect our cash…ouch!

Get Others Involved — Increase your collection by asking grandparents, relatives, childless friends, and co-workers to clip and collect Box Tops for Prospect!

Submit Often –– Box Tops for Education will send Prospect a check twice a year.  Collect year-round and make sure to turn in what you have by the October and February deadlines to ensure we collect as much money as possible during those periods.

Sign up Online –– It’s easy and free. Sign up to support our school at, where you can:

  • See how much our school is earning with Box Tops
  • Enter online promotions for chances to win Bonus Box Tops and other prizes
  • Print money-saving coupons for your favorite Box Tops brands
  • Make mealtime easier with family-pleasing recipes

To learn more,
visit—and thanks for choosing to make a difference for our school with Box Tops!


Ms. Hannah M. Priest
Box Tops Coordinator at Northwest Elementary

Why should you collect? Visit this website with a short video clip to learn more:

Congratulations to the Monthly Winners! :-)
August/September: Ms. Montgomery's Kindergarten class
October: Mrs. Smith's Fifth grade class