Fundraising and Special Events

A variety of fundraising initiatives and special events are held throughout the school year. Many happen only with the help of volunteers, and are a great way to get to know other parents.

The 2018-19 Fundraising Calendar provides an overview of our fundraising initiatives, and the events can be found on the New Morning Nursery School Calendar.

Fundraising initiatives

  • New Morning Apparel -​ A great way to sport your New Morning pride.
  • School Photos by Crocodile Smiles – ​The school receives a percentage of all sales.
  • Square 1 Art – ​Students’ art is transformed into keepsakes (ex: tote, mug, etc.).
  • Charleston Wrap – ​Beautiful wrapping paper and gifts available before the holidays.
  • Amazon Smile – ​Amazon purchases made through​ – with New Morning as the charity – result in 0.05% of all purchases for the school.
  • Jen Lucas Photography – ​Jen’s three children attended New Morning, and she offers a $50 discount on photo sessions that go back to New Morning.

Social events with a fundraising component

  • Back to School Picnic ​- New Morning receives a percentage of food cart sales. September 11, 5:30-7:00 pm.
  • Pancake Breakfast – ​Pancakes, bacon, and a fun craft by Monroe Street Arts Center. November 2, 9:00-11:00 am.
  • Election Day Bake Sale – ​Socialize with other parents before or after you vote.
  • Families Dine Out – ​A local restaurant gives a portion of all dinner sales to New Morning. Last year’s event was held at Gates and Brovi.
  • Spring Auction: The major fundraising event of the year, this fun-filled evening is for NMNS parents and friends. March 21.

 Additional special events

  • Parent Night: An opportunity to talk to teachers, meet the board of directors and other parents, and learn about our co-op culture! September 19, 6:30-8:30 pm.
  • 4K Information Night: This program will help alleviate some anxiety around transition to 4K. Friends and neighbors are welcome! December 5, 7:00-8:00 pm. Click for More Info.
  • Open House: An opportunity for the greater community to check our wonderful programs! January 18, 9am-noon.
  • End of Year Picnic: Our end-of-the-year potluck picnic and opportunity to celebrate the arrival of summer, located at nearby Westmorland Park. June 8, 5:30-7 pm.