The Community OutReach for Education (Core) campaign had a big bump in its fundraising numbers over the last week or so, according to Pleasanton Partnerships In Education (PPIE) spokeswoman Debi Covello.
Covello said elementary schools in the district now have $135,834. That's up from last week's total of $78,809.
Middle schools raised more than $11,000. CORE had raised $31,707 as of its last report. That figure now stands at $43,401.
High schools went up by more than $13,000, from $40,469 to $53,884
The total raised by CORE so far is $340,344, including an $7,725 in undesignated funds, which could be applied anywhere.
"I think that puts us at 32 percent," Covello said. "It's huge, huge jumps."
A garage sale held last weekend brought in $2,600, she said, and there are more fundraising events on tap, including local restaurants that are donating part of their profits for an evening to the CORE campaign.
In addition, Covello said, "We are working on coupon books for downtown merchants. They're going to be sold at every school site, as well as the PPIE office. I expect the school district office will have some, and obviously we're hoping the downtown merchants will help us out."
Another "Drop and Donate" day has been scheduled for May 27.
And Covello said the CORE campaign will have an extra week to raise money, too.
"We are pushing the deadline back to June 8 because the 1st is a furlough date," she said.
PPIE is hoping to raise nearly $1 million help pay for tech support and extra library hours and extra sections for Pleasanton high schools.
CORE is asking parents to contribute $150-per-child. That figure came from a recent survey asking parents what programs were important to them. Teachers and administrators gave input as well.