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Ways to Support your PTA Programs and Events

Please help us reach our goal of raising $85,000 to cover Central Arroyo PTA’s proposed annual operating expenses for the 2019-20 school year!  You can support us by becoming a PTA Partner and participating in our annual fun run, Stampede & Soar, on October 6.



We are asking for a one-time PTA Partner donation of $250 in the Fall, which consolidates fundraising efforts and allows for more efficient spending throughout the year. Every donation amount makes a difference, and we thank you in advance for any support you can give the Central Arroyo students and teachers! PTA Partnership also includes your annual PTA membership.


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PTA Partner donations directly benefit Central and Arroyo programs and events including:

  • Teacher Grants & Supplies
  • Art in Action
  • Garden
  • MakerSpace
  • Library Books
  • School Directory
  • Program Scholarships
  • Staff Appreciation
  • Community Building Events
  • Healthy Cities Tutoring
  • School Beautification
  • School Assemblies
  • End-of-Year Celebrations
  • 8th Grade Graduation


Stampede & Soar Fun Run
Central Mustangs will stampede and Arroyo Eagles will soar through San Carlos to help raise funds from local businesses for our joint PTA. The fun run is open to all students and is traditionally held in the fall. 
More information about the Stampede and Soar.

Reward Programs
By participating in these reward programs, a percentage of your purchases will automatically be donated to the Central Arroyo PTA — at no cost to you! This year’s rewards goal is to raise $7,500 to continue our wonderful student programs and teacher support (some listed above). Help support these opportunities for your children at Arroyo and Central! It’s easy, fast, and secure to participate!

Register with eScrip! Input credit, debit, and grocery cards (Lucky’s, Lunardi’s, Draeger’s and Mollie Stone’s). Search for “Central Middle School PTA” as the beneficiary (both schools are rewarded)  

  • You can choose up to 3 beneficiaries (Arroyo, BA, White Oaks, etc.)
  • Remember to always key in your phone number at check-out
  • Be sure to opt-into the NEW Lucky’s SaveMart rewards program by clicking here to activate your phone number.
Amazon Smile. You can support your PTA by visiting and choosing Central Arroyo PTA in San Carlos as your charity of choice (under Account - Shopping Programs). Bookmark the page to use Amazon Smile every time you shop.
Donate your clothing! CMS Arroyo will receive 40% of the proceeds from selling your gently clothes. Also, shop items from Schoola’s Central Arroyo donors, and $2 of every $5 spent supports our PTA.
Box Tops for Education provides us with an easy way to raise extra money for the Central Arroyo PTA.  Just clip Box Tops from your favorite products! Gather your Box Tops and drop them off at either school office.  We earn 10¢ per Box Top and Central Arroyo PTA uses this extra money to help our programs like Art in Action, teacher appreciation, the Arroyo Garden and more! Popular brands include Cheerios, Annie’s, Ziplock, Hefty, and many more.  For a full list of participating Box Top products visit BoxTops Please contact Juliet Chan for Boxtops for Education questions.
  Central Arroyo PTA also participates in Ink Recycling — please bring your used ink cartridges to the office at either school.
Central Arroyo PTA also participates in Ink Recycling — please bring your used ink cartridges to the office at either school.