A Great Public Education Isn’t Free…It’s Up To Us!

Thanks to the dedication of parents, the greater community and our educators, Crocker Highlands is one of the best schools in Oakland.  We are proud of the strong school that we, as a community, have built.  In order to continue providing excellence for our children, we need your help.

Our PTA pays for music, physical education, library, computer instruction, supplemental math & reading, yard supervision & much, much more.  The funds for these outstanding enrichment & academic programs comes from you…our community.

There are many ways all of us can support Crocker.  Below, you will find information about each of our fundraisers, as well as information regarding the simple ways you can help raise money for Crocker while simply doing things you already are doing.

Thank you for your support!

Fee free to contact me with any questions.

Melissa Heller  Fundraising Chair   (2nd & 5th grade parent)

Crocker PTA Federal Tax ID/EIN: 94-6171881

In calendar order, the fundraisers are:

Annual Giving- September 2012 – June, 2013

Each school year, we ask all Crocker families for a direct donation. We ask for participation from every Crocker family. We know that some cannot give the suggested amount, while others can give more. Every donation, no matter the size, counts and makes a difference. Our goal is to get 100% participation this year! This is the fundraiser with the lowest overhead and the lowest volunteer requirement. Let’s make it our biggest contributing fundraiser. It is easy to set up a monthly installment contribution through this site. We have a big push at the beginning of the year and when it is successful, it allows us to have fewer time-intensive fundraisers.

Questions or to get involved, please contact Meena Palaniappan & Elizabeth Karger at

This year’s Walkathon is scheduled for Saturday Oct. 27, 2012 from 9:30-3:00.

This major fundraiser is the earliest in the school year and really involves the efforts of kids, parents and community in a fun and exciting undertaking. Each year, the students collect pledges and walk a 0.4 mile course in the neighborhood near the school, earning prizes and a sense of pride as they rack up laps.

The Walkathon is a fun and easy way for parents to get involved, volunteer and share in a sense of Crocker community.

Questions or to get involved, please contact Laura O’Hare at

Auction – March 2, 2012

Our biggest fundraiser of the year is the annual Crocker Auction, where parents and staff bid on both silent and live auction items while having a great evening out. Questions or to get involved, please contact Nicole Fee at

Crocker Home and Garden Tour- Sunday Oct. 7th, 2012

Tour some of Crocker Highland’s best neighborhood residences during the Crocker Home and Garden Tour, put on by the PTA. This event relies on the public to show their support for our school and the neighborhood. This tour occurs once every 2 years.
To get involved, contact Anna Scott at

Ongoing Fundraising Activities:


Shop locally or online! Grocery shopping at Safeway or Piedmont Grocery? Going out to eat at Ozumo, Pican, 3000 Broadway, Lanesplitter Pizza, Ta-ke Sushi or another great restaurant? Shopping online at Amazon,, Expedia, or just about any other online site?

Crocker is losing out on up to 5% of what you spend if you are not registered with eScrip! It takes less than 3 minutes to register and you’re done!

1. Simply go to and select (Crocker Highland PTA Group ID:128996713). You can select up 3 schools or organizations to support!

2. Enter your contact information (name, address, email, phone)

3. Register your Safeway card and credit/debit cards (absolutely safe, 3 digit CVV code is not captured, only the number for tracking).

Then every time you make purchases with an eScrip merchant (there are lots) up to 5% goes to our kids.

*EScrip is linked to your Credit/Debit & Safeway cards. There is no additional fee to the user. Once your cards are registered, there is nothing else for you to do!

Questions or to get involved, please contact Sharon Lipping at

Purchase Scrip

Scrip is the easiest way for you to earn money for Crocker, without using your own money. It is a simple concept…fundraising through gift cards (different from eScrip!). These are the same physical gift cards you buy at the grocery store, the difference is that you pre-order them through Crocker. You pay the full face value, redeem for the full face value, and the merchants give a percentage back to the school. It is free money!

Click here  to find out more. If you have any questions, contact Amy Catalano at


When shopping on Amazon – simply follow the link to earn money for Crocker:

Target Red Card

Do you shop at Target? Did you know that if you have a Target Red card you could be earning money for Crocker? If you don’t already have a Target Red card, consider applying for one and selecting Crocker as your benefitting school. Cardmembers receive a 5% discount on all purchases and Crocker benefits as well.



Mabel’s Labels

Have you noticed the constantly growing lost and found at Crocker? You can help reduce the quantity of lost and found, help keep track of your family’s things and benefit Crocker all at the same time!

Simply purchase Mabel’s Labels and select Crocker as the benefitting school. That’s it!




Our Crocker Circle Sponsors



Amazon Fundraising