Mustang Stampede

The Windermere Elementary School PTO has just one fundraising event each year — our Mustang Stampede! This is a two week event in autumn that reinforces our school spirit and identity in addition to generating almost all of the money that drives the large number of programs that we support.

Donate Online

(If there is no donation link here, this isn’t during the Stampede!)

Since 2009 the PTO has created and run the Mustang Stampede without any outside assistance. This means we keep 100% of your donations. Once we meet our budget requirements all of the funds we raise go to support Windermere Elementary School’s curriculum and campus. Your support is always overwhelming and we greatly appreciate your generosity.

Windermere Elementary School PTO is a 401(3)(c) organization. Your contributions are tax deductible.


Pep Rally

The Mustang Stampede begins each year with a pep rally where we explain our theme, the year’s program of activities, and the fundraising prizes.

Where’s Windy?

One of the many fun activities we plan for our Mustang Stampede is Where’s Windy? Kids have to figure out where our mustang Windy is hiding!

FUNdraiser Fun Day

During their specials class period on our FUNdraiser Fun Day students will receive a Mustang Stampede t-shirt. These shirts are provided by corporate sponsors. Family is invited to join their children for this fun event!

We always need volunteers to monitor lines, distribute water and popsicles, tie shoes, and have a blast with the kids. Come dressed for fun…and the heat!

Gathering Donations

Your family can participate in the Mustang Stampede by contacting friends and family and asking them to donate to our fundraiser. Every child will have a pledge envelope where donations are recorded and enclosed. Checks should be made out to Windermere Elementary School PTO.

Donations can also be made online at this website. Don’t forget to record online donation information on your pledge envelope as well!

2018-19 Stampede Fundraising Results
Fundraising goal:$40,000
Participating students:333
Actual donations:$43,700
Goal progress:109%  

Shoot for the Stars!

This year’s Mustang Stampede is coming October 10th through the 24th! Some of the projects we’re funding this year are:

  • Additional development in our Learning Garden. We now have a huge and active Garden Club! Our fruit trees are being planted in the far back later this year.
  • Our Accelerated Reader program is bigger than ever. Participation in this program can help your children build a lifelong love of reading!
  • Existing message stations will be improved and new stations installed throughout the WES campus.

As a special incentive for our students if we meet our fundraising goal of $40,000 we will have a school celebration at SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium & Madame Tussauds Orlando on November 14th from 4pm to 8pm! You can participate by contacting family members and friends and asking them to donate. Here is what you need to do:

  • Contact family and friends to secure donation pledges. We accept cash or checks should be made out to Windermere Elementary School PTO.
  • Don’t forget you can easily donate online through this website. Every child who gets an online donation will receive an extra reward.
  • Complete the pledge envelope your child brings home.
  • Enclose your tax-deductible cash and check donations. Don’t forget to list donations that are made online!
  • Have your child return the envelope to school on Wednesday, October 24th.

On Wednesday, October 24th your child will receive a Mustang Stampede t-shirt provided by our sponsors and will participate in our FUNdraiser Fun Day during their specials class period. We invite families to join us for this fun event!

IF WE MEET OUR FUNDRAISING GOAL OF $40,000 come celebrate with WES at SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium & Madame Tussauds Orlando on November 14th from 4pm to 8pm!


All prizes are cumulative. You may select a prize from the highest pledge level reached and from ALL of the previous levels as well!

Pledge LevelPrizes
$25+(1) 12oz WES color-changing cup sponsored by RINI Technologies AND (1) free bundtlet coupon from Nothing Bundt Cake.
$50+(1) Let’s Skate entry AND (1) free kids meal at Firehouse Subs.
$100+(1) free kids admission to Orlando Sea Life Aquarium AND (1) Twistee Treat ice cream voucher.
$200+Attend the Mad Science Space show at school AND (1) free kids meal at Chick-fil-A.
$300+Visit the Party’n’Roll Game Bus OR the Glamour Bus at school AND (1) NASA cinch sack with space prizes.
$500+(1) Carnival wristband AND attend a dinner with Principal Greer and Dr. T. at Madame Tussauds Orlando AND have your picture taken with the wax sculpture of Neil Armstrong by Leah Langley Photography.
2nd & 3rd highest earnersA free Bundtlet of the Month from Nothing Bundt Cake for one year!
top earnerA free banana split from Allen’s Creamery every month for the rest of the school year!

CLASS PRIZE: The class from each grade with the highest percentage of participation will receive Jeremiah’s Italian Ice vouchers!

All students will receive a complimentary WES FUNdraiser t-shirt during our event day. Thanks for providing your children’s t-shirt sizes during registration to make this possible.

Mustang Stampede
Sep 30 – Oct 11 all-day
Mustang Stampede

The Mustang Stampede is Windermere Elementary School PTO’s most important fundraising event. Each year this two-week fundraiser is responsible for generating the money that goes to fund our many programs benefiting Windermere Elementary School. Students can earn a variety of prizes based on the amount of donations they collect for their school.

Mustang Stampede Pep Rally @ Windermere Elementary School Cafeteria
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Mustang Stampede Pep Rally @ Windermere Elementary School Cafeteria | Windermere | Florida | United States

We kick off our Mustang Stampede fundraising event each year with a pep rally in the cafeteria where we present our theme and describe the year’s program of activities and fundraising prizes. Go Mustangs!

Mustang Stampede Family Celebration @ Windermere Elementary School
Oct 11 all-day
Mustang Stampede Family Celebration @ Windermere Elementary School | Windermere | Florida | United States

All of our Mustang families are invited to come celebrate the completion of our Mustang Stampede fundraising!

Past Stampedes