Fund the Nest

Fund the Nest is our annual direct-giving campaign that helps pay for supplemental equipment, programs and materials. 

This includes but is not limited to the purchase of an additional security camera at our school site, tools for science labs, furniture and materials for our library, staff and teacher appreciation, equipment, entertainment and rentals for 8th grade promotion, and registration and incentives for student programs like the National Spelling Bee, Poetry Slam, CJSF and WEB (Where Everyone Belongs). 

Each year we ask families to donate $1 per student / per school day to help subsidize the cost of these supplemental programs and tools. Though we will not be actively reaching out or marketing our Fund the Nest campaign this fall, we do ask for and welcome your continued financial support.  You can donate any amount, at any time by visiting the SEMS PTO webstore at  All contributions are tax deductible.

And remember, many employers and corporations will MATCH your donation to SEMS PTO - effectively doubling your donation!  Please reach out to your HR department for more information or contact us at

The San Elijo Middle School (SEMS) PTO is a recognized non-profit organization within the guidelines of the IRS Section 501(c)3.  Our taxpayer ID# is 20-1323571.