In an effort to make the Washington, D.C. trip affordable for as many students as possible, students will be able to sell raffle tickets to offset the cost of their trip. The Washington, D.C. Raffle will be held from August 22, 2017 through October 27, 2017. Prizes for the raffle will be $500.00 for first, $300.00 for second, and two $100.00 prizes. Tickets will sell for $1.00 each.

We cannot give money to students, nor can we refund ticket money because this is a non-profit fundraising activity designed solely to ease the financial burden for the students wishing to participate in the Washington, D.C. trip. All money and ticket stubs are to be turned in to the school by October 27, 2017.  If your child sells tickets and does not go to Washington, D.C., the money he/she earns will be used to finance the expenses of running the trip. We will not transfer money between students. If you have any reservations concerning this policy, please feel free to contact Mrs.. Dixon, Principal. There will be no exceptions to this policy.

To avoid problems with raffle ticket money, we urge you to use checks or money orders made payable to Pierce Middle School. These can be traced and used as receipts. They are not easily cashed if stolen or lost.

We cannot stress too strongly the fact that cash should not be brought to the school. At no time should raffle tickets be left unattended, in lockers, or with other students. This encourages theft at the student's own expense. Please stress this to your child.

All raffle ticket transactions will have receipts. This includes returning tickets or paying for tickets. Keep all receipts. They are your proof, and ours, in case a mistake is made. Make sure your child deals only with a teacher in charge. Never leave tickets or money with another teacher, student, or office personnel.

You and your child are responsible for the tickets your child takes. A raffle ticket consent form must be on file. If one is not on file, your child will not be able to participate in the raffle. Again, you are responsible for all tickets signed out and will have to pay for them if they are lost or stolen. You are also responsible for having all tickets and money turned in on or before October 27, 2017.

The only purpose of this raffle is to provide our students with a method of helping them to finance their trip to Washington, D.C. We ask that parents assist their child in handling this responsibility in a mature and safe manner.

Additional raffle Ticket Information:

  1. Students selling raffle tickets are responsible for all of the tickets (including if they are lost or stolen).
  2. No money refunds for ticket sales should your child not be able to go on the trip.
  3. No money transfers between student accounts for the Washington, D.C. trip.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call Mr. Martin at 248-674-0331 and leave a voice mail message. You may also contact Mr. Martin at his email address - martij03@wsdmi.org.