2023 Magic Phoenix

During the month of October, the PTO sponsors the annual Magic Phoenix Fundraising Campaign. 

This is THE only fundraiser at Manhattan.


Each school year our teachers face a familiar challenge: finding ways to maintain the highest educational standards while working with very limited budgets. Every school community in the district faces the same dilemma - the need to reach out to our parent community to raise money to meet needs in our classrooms. Given current educational funding levels, parent fundraising efforts are essential to meeting school needs. We need to raise money to fund the various programs and resources that make Manhattan special. 


Money raised through the Magic Phoenix goes directly to purchasing items for the classroom and/or school community as early as November 1 and no later than mid-January. Your donations touch every student at Manhattan and they will directly impact the classrooms and the larger Manhattan community this school year! Every donation counts!


 Donate here (PayPal), or drop off/mail your donation to school.

Our address is MMS PTO - 290 Manhattan Dr - Boulder, CO 80303. Please make checks payable to MMS PTO

Recommended contribution of $175 per Student (but any donation is welcome!)

The recommended contribution of $175 corresponds to about $1 for each school day. 

Thank you for supporting MMS!

Magic Phoenix FAQ:

Q: How much should I donate?

A: Your contributions directly benefits Manhattan students. The recommended family donation is $175 per student (about $1 per each school day), but please give what you can. Every donation, in any amount, is important!

Q: Is this the same donation that was requested during School Registration?

A:  No. The school requests a $40 contribution to help pay for your child's yearbook, planner and other "during the day" school activities. Magic Phoenix raises money to fund teacher one-time "wish list" requests.

Q: When do the teachers get the money?

A: During the first week of November, we inform the teachers of the amount they have to spend. Our goal is 100% funding for everyone. The teachers are required to spend the money by mid-January so that the students benefit this school year.

Q: Can I designate a certain teacher to receive my donation?

A: Yes. Please make sure you write their name(s) on your donation form.

Q: Will I get a tax donation letter?

A: Yes. We send out tax letters via email during the campaign so you can claim the donation on your federal tax return. Please make sure to include your address and student's name with your donation.

Q: How can I make a donation?

A: We prefer checks/cash to avoid paying any fees. There are three ways to donate:

  1. Drop off or mail your donation to the school. Our address is: MMS PTO, 290 Manhattan Drive, Boulder Colorado 80303. Please make checks payable to "MMS PTO".
  2. Donate via credit card or PayPal here.
  3. Give over time: Divide your payment into installments by post-dated checks or making monthly donations either via checks or via PayPal. A donation of $200 can be spread out at $20/month for 10 months.


Have any more questions? Please feel free to contact the Magic Phoenix committee via the PTO email at manhattanmiddlePTO@gmail.com or call the school at 303-561-6300. We will be happy to answer any questions. 

Thank you for supporting Manhattan Middle School!