Britton Middle School recently launched its new online store for local families and Bobcat supporters to purchase anything from physical education clothes and spirit gear to yearbooks and dance tickets.
The online store is the brainchild of longtime physical education teacher and coach Jim Green, who wanted to make the purchase process easier for parents.
“Instead of having to give your child cash or a check to bring to school, you can just purchase what you need online and then they just bring the receipt or show me on their phone,” said Green, who coaches softball, girls basketball and boys basketball at Britton.
Families can visit the online store at britton.mhusd.org/shop. Payment options include credit card and PayPal.
Another key component to the web store is families can make online donations to the Britton Home and School Club, which supports the students and faculty in different ways throughout each school year.
“It’s huge for the community, parents and anyone who would love to donate to the Home and School Club so we can still support the teachers and students in their activities,” said second-year Home and School Club President Jennifer Uyeda-Allen.
The Home and School Club helps boost staff and administrative morale with monthly goodies, breakfast/lunches and teacher appreciation week. The parent volunteers also purchase teacher and medical supplies, while also sponsoring Britton’s World Cultural Day, last day of school fun day, school dances and staff/student dodgeball game.
“We are hoping that it’s going to take off,” Uyeda-Allen said of the online store. “It just simplifies the process.”
Due to ongoing construction on the Britton campus, the annual carnival, which is Britton’s only fundraiser, won’t take place this year. The carnival usually pays for the upcoming year’s school events.
Uyeda-Allen said she wasn’t sure if the carnival will come back at all, so online donations are crucial in supporting Britton.
“We want to encourage people to donate to the Home and School Club through the new online web store,” Green said. “Our Home and School Club is such a bonus to what we do.”
Green hopes to help support the other Morgan Hill Unified School District schools in creating their own online stores.