Home & School Club (H&SC)
The goal of Home & School Club (H&SC) is to support the students and staff by fundraising, hosting school events, and funding field trips, teacher grants and special assemblies that enrich the students’ experiences at El Toro. H&SC is made up of board members who initiate events and work to keep things organized, the staff who make H&SC aware of their needs, and the dedicated family volunteers that give their time and skills to the many events and fundraisers at El Toro each year.
Your participation is valued, appreciated and welcomed. H&SC meets once a month. Come join us at a meeting and find out how you can get involved. The meeting dates are on the calendar, and reminders will be sent out before each one.
The H&SC meets on the second Tuesday of each month, beginning at 6:30 pm. Our one-hour meetings are currently being held over Zoom. A reminder of the meeting will be emailed from Mr. McDonald the morning of the meeting.
The Zoom link can be found here:
We hope you'll be able to join us to hear more about what is happening at El Toro, volunteer opportunities, and how you can make a difference at our school!
H&SC Meeting Minutes
Next meeting is set for Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 6:30 pm over Zoom.
To ensure you are always receiving information in a format that works best for you, please note the different ways the H&SC communicates:
Classroom Senators: Every class has 1-2 Senators (parent volunteers) who communicate to all classroom parents about H&SC meetings, events, and opportunities to get involved.
Email: Regular emails are sent out from Mr. McDonald that include upcoming H&SC activities. Be sure your correct email address is on file with the El Toro front office.
H&SC Webpage: You’re here! You can regularly check this page for updates.
H&SC Fundraising and Upcoming Events
- See's Candy Online Fundraiser - THROUGH JANUARY 29, 2021 - Flyer with link is at the bottom of our website Home page
- Virtual Book Fair - March
- Get lassoed by the El Toro Bull! - El Toro Spirit signs are surprising families around the community. Who will be next? It could be you! If so, then be sure to share a picture with hashtag #eltorospirit on the El Toro Home and School Club Facebook page. If you would like to request to have the El Toro Spirit signs in your yard for a suggested $25 donation, send an email to eltorohsctreasurer@gmail.
- Foodraisers - all proceeds go to ensuring every student receives a free yearbook! Look out for dates and restaurant specifics in Communications
- El Toro Spirit Wear - NEW online order page - ORDER EL TORO SPIRIT WEAR
- AmazonSmile - raise funds for El Toro as you do your online shopping!
AmazonSmile is operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate a percentage of the purchase to the charitable organization of your choice (that's us!) It's a simple and automatic way for you to support El Toro every time you shop, at no additional cost to you.
You can use your same Amazon account on AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, etc. are also the same.
What to do: On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), you'll be prompted to select a charitable organization before shopping. We are listed as "El Toro Home & School Club"
If you're already using AmazonSmile, you can change your charitable donation to El Toro, if you would like, by clicking on or hovering over the little triangle next to the name of the current organization you are supporting. This will pop up a window that will allow you to make the change.
Using AmazonSmile on the App: Prefer to use the Amazon App on your phone? You can still support us! Turn on AmazonSmile on your Amazon app. Open the Amazon app, go to the main menu (☰) and find ’Settings’ (or 'Programs and Features' depending on the app). Tap on ‘AmazonSmile’ and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on AmazonSmile on your phone.
Not interested in fundraising activities, but still want to help the school? We get it! You can opt out guilt free by donating a flat amount directly to the school. Just click the donate button below: