One of the easiest ways you can make a meaningful contribution is by linking University School of Nashville to your rewards programs for grocery stores and other retailers. Amazon, Whole Foods, Kroger, Publix, and Batch donate a percentage of their profits to USN, which we call Bonus Bucks. USN uses this money for teachers' professional development. Read on to set up your accounts.
By Andrew Sloane, USNA Volunteer
AmazonSmile Check your Amazon app to make sure you have your AmazonSmile charity linked USN. AmazonSmile donates .05% of each order from Amazon, Whole Foods, Amazon Fresh, and Amazon Now, etc. to USN’s Bonus Bucks program.
Open the Amazon app on your phone.
Search for "Amazon Smile" and click on "You Shop, AmazonSmile donates".
You can double check that USN is your charity of choice and turn Mobile App purchase to "On".
Kroger Community Rewards Every year Kroger purges its shopper’s Community Rewards charity of choice; now is the time to log in and verify that University School of Nashville is your Community Rewards charity.
Either sign in or click “Sign Up” to create an account.
Using the Menu arrows select “My Publix Partner” and click “Select a School” and search for “University School of Nashville.”
If you have correctly registered USN to benefit, then you will see “University School of Nashville” listed beneath “My Publix Partner.”
When you shop at Publix, enter your phone number at checkout. Publix will give a percentage of its proceeds from your shopping trip to USN.
Box Tops The Box Tops mobile app uses state-of-the-art technology to scan your store receipt, find participating products, and instantly add Box Tops to USN’s earnings online. Download the app and learn more at btfe.com. Every Box Top is worth 10 cents for the school. Look for products when you shop and clip the coupon. Money collected from Box Tops goes to the Hassenfeld Library and the USNA Office.
Batch Anyone shopping at Batch can save 10% on each purchase and have 10% donated to USN. When shopping in the Batch store at the Nashville Farmers Market, 900 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., just tell the retail associate that you're "Shopping for USN" and a 10% discount will be applied to your order. When shopping online, just enter USNA at checkout to receive 10% off your order. These benefits never expire, and no minimum purchase amount is required. Valid 365 days a year. Batch is a great go-to shop for all things Nashville and makes great teacher, corporate, or welcoming gifts featuring the best Nashville-made items.
The USN Bookstore has been revamped as the Spirit Store and now features the school mascot and athletic logo on trendy merchandise. The space is open from 7:30 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. on school days. Visit before Spirit Night on Friday, December 8.
Following Thanksgiving Break, all exterior doors will remain locked when school is in session — as per state law (Tennessee Code § 49-6-817). All families, vendors, and other guests must ring the doorbell at the 19th Avenue entrance and present an ID to enter USN. We also will welcome Sgt. Anthony Jones and Cpl. Robert Gibson as School Resource Officers patrolling the Edgehill Campus and the River Campus.
USN Mission: University School of Nashville models the best educational practices. In an environment that represents the cultural and ethnic composition of Metropolitan Nashville, USN fosters each student’s intellectual, artistic, and athletic potential, valuing and inspiring integrity, creative expression, a love of learning, and the pursuit of excellence.