"I'd love to help the P.T.O. but . . . "Did you know there are many ways you can help the P.T.O. even if you don't have time to come in and volunteer? You can help just by doing your shopping at participating stores and by collecting everyday items at home. Even if you can't make it to the school here's a list of ways you can help (and grandparents too!)...Pennies WarsWhat would a million pennies look like? Howard-Ellis is trying to find out and we need your help. Please save your pennies and send them to school with your child. Each teacher has a container to collect the pennies as they arrive at school. The class with the most pennies gets an ice cream party. Students at Howard can bring in paper money and silver coins to deduct from other classes totals.Box TopsEarn cash for Howard-Ellis every time you shop for groceries! Clip Box Tops coupons from hundreds of your favorite products found at your local grocery store. Each coupon is worth 10 cents when your school redeems them! For more information and a list of the products participating in the General Mills Box Tops program please go to the official "Box Tops" website. For every 10 Box Tops your child brings in, he/she will be entered into a drawing to win a $25 Toys R Us gift card.Martin's CardGo to the courtesy desk at Martin's Supermarket and register your Advantage Card with the code 4702. Our school will earn money each time you shop and use your card. Best of all, each time you spend more than $79.00 the school will earn DOUBLE credit! This is a FREE and EASY way to help.Meijer Community RewardsPlease stop by the courtesy desk at your local Meijer store and request a Community Rewards application. Use the Howard-Ellis code 418953. Once you fill out the application and turn it in, Meijer's will issue you a key chain tag. Give it to the cashier every time you shop at Meijer and Howard-Ellis will get credit (provided you spend more than $100 each month...don't worry...it adds up quickly). Be sure to have the cashier scan your tag BEFORE they total your order, otherwise it doesn't count. Friends and family can sign up too. The more people participating, the more we can earn for our school!Hacienda NightOnce a year in the fall we have a HACIENDA NIGHT where 20% of your bill will go toward Howard-Ellis. Watch your child's Friday Folder for details regarding the next Hacienda Night.