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What to Pay
Full Members - $125 per school year
The deposit of $62.50 is due to sign up for classes.
The balance is due on the first day of classes.
Pro-rated for members who start classes after the first semester.
Activities Members - $20 per year
Activities fees are counted toward the full membership for families who switch to full membership during the same year.
Example: Joe Christian signs up in May as activities members for the coming year and pays $20. A spot opens up and the family is offered full membership in July. They now owe $30 by sign up day, and the balance of $50 on the first day of classes.
Class Fees - Varies by class from $0-$60/yr
Pay directly to your child's teacher.
Pay on the FIRST DAY of CLASSES.
Class fees are meant to cover the teacher's material costs only, not to compensate for your time or provide an income. (There are occasional exceptions to this with prior approval from the board on a case by case basis, and parents are made aware that fees are providing an income.)
If you need to make payment arrangements, speak directly to the teacher before classes start (do not make her/him chase you down).
Teachers who take online payments can post their info on the website. Use the class sign up form or email firstname.lastname@example.org
What's all that money for, anyway?
Treasure collects fees from members, and accepts donations, in order to pay the expenses our co-op incurs. These include:
Rent - In 2020, it cost Emmanuel Episcopal $80/day just to open their building to us in mechanical usage like gas, water, and electricity. We pay rent to cover that cost for them. Neither Treasure nor Emmanuel Episcopal profits from this.
Babysitting - We pay a couple of our teens to babysit during the Parents' Meeting during the school year.
Supplies - We purchase a few things like plates, napkins, and plasticware for the Year End Festival each spring. We provide plates and napkins at lunch. We have sometimes purchased supplies as a group for the church, though we have begun asking members to bring in items more recently.
While we don't make a profit or tithe regularly, we do give as the Lord provides for us to do so. This is sometimes to Treasure members, but often to the larger community.
We have in the past purchased equipment for members to use such as TVs, a laptop, printer, microscope. Equipment owned by Treasure is available for use by all Treasure members during class days. If there are funds available and the board sees a need for equipment that will be useful during class days, they may make similar purchases.
How to Pay
Some phones aren't able to click on the link. If clicking on the link doesn't take you to paypal, then copy/paste this text into your browser:
Note: The paypal account requires an individual to own it, so it will say you are paying Becky Kee. However, the funds go to Treasure, and not to Becky.
"Friends & Family" - YES!
"Goods & Services" - NO!
Advantage: The PayPal.me link means people don't have to know how to find you. It's accepted in stores, online, and between people. You don't have to have a bank account to use PayPal. You can transfer funds back and forth between your PayPal account and your checking account.
Use PayPal with no fees by
Using your linked bank account or PayPal funds (not a credit card)
Checking "Friends & Family" (not goods & services, since Treasure and your teachers aren't selling you anything. We're using this to reimburse each other for costs.)
PayPal charges you a fee (usually about 3%) to use your credit card.
PayPal charges Treasure a fee (similarly small) if you check "Goods & Services."
How to use
Click the PayPal button for the person you want to pay.
Follow the prompts.
Check "Friends & Family" (not "Goods & Services")