Thank You

2016 Sponsors

  • Red Coyote Running and Fitness
  • Hudiburg Auto Group
  • Fred Jones Family Foundation
  • Paper 'N More
  • The Oil Tree by Olive & Co.
  • NBC Bank
  • Heritage Trust Co.
  • The Oklahoman Media Company
  • Oklahoma City Friday 
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae
  • Robert and Ann Gilliland 
  • Nancy and Larry Herzel
  • Keith and Dana Schwarz
  • Vicki Howard
  • Anne and Barry Q. Gray

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 Testimonials

Each of the store merchants at Casady Square believes in supporting our community. In fact, they believe it is wildly important. Payne Education Center has helped many of our merchants’ children as well as our customers' children. We are very happy to not just participate in the Premier Card as your annual fundraiser, but to support the work and endeavors of Payne Education Center year-round.

 - Laura Watts, Naifeh Fine Jewelry

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Premier Card

 

Premier Card 2017 

October 27th - November 5th

 


 


Forms and Documents

Sponsorship Agreement

New Merchant Prospectus

New Merchant Agreement

About Premier Card 

Premier Card, which got its start in 1999, is one of Oklahoma City's most anticipated fundraising events of the season! Shoppers can purchase their $50.00 Premier Card, 100% of which goes to the Payne Education Center, from one of several participating merchants around the Oklahoma City metro and surrounding areas, and in return, retailers offer up to a 20% discount on their purchases during a 10-day shopping period. 

The Premier Card is a win, win all for parties involved. By purchasing your Premier Card, you're seeing to it that no child struggles to learn to read while taking advantage of discounts on some of your favorite items. In 2016, participants helped raise over $87,000, securing vital dyslexia remediation training for Oklahoma teachers.

Premier Card Week Etiquette

  • All discounts are subject to merchant and manufacturer policy.
  • Retailers are not required to honor the 20% discount on special orders, layaways, gift certificates, sale merchandise, delivery fees, complimentary gift wrap services, or with any other inā€store discount, promotion or coupon.
  • Could be valid for lunch only and excludes alcoholic beverages.
  • Card owner's signature must appear on the card.
  • Card must be presented at the time of purchase.
  • Only the card owner, their spouse, and dependent children can use the card for discounts.
  • Applies only to participants listed in the directory.

 The nondeductible portion of the Premier Card is $50.

 


  

Just the Facts:

WHAT IS DYSLEXIA?

Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability that primarily affects the skills involved in accurate and fluent reading and spelling.

WHAT DYSLEXIA IS NOT?

  • Dyslexia is not a lack of intelligence or desire to learn. In fact, people with dyslexia typically have above-average intelligence and magnificent curiosity.
  • Dyslexia is not writing or reading backwards, it is a deeper neurological issue.
  • Dyslexia is not something that kids out-grow, as it is a genetic, inheritable trait.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • 1 in 5 Oklahomans, including children, show signs of dyslexia.
  • 32% of Oklahoma fourth graders and 25% of eight graders are not proficient in reading.
  • 10% or fewer teachers in Oklahoma know how to teach reading using methods that are successful for students with dyslexia.
  • 90% of at-risk and dyslexic children can overcome their reading difficulties if they receive comprehensive reading intervention by the 3rd grade.

TO OVERCOME DYSLEXIA, PAYNE EDUCATION CENTER

  • Trains classroom teachers in best-in-class reading programs that are effective for ALL students, including those with dyslexia.
  • Serves as a resource and referral center to classroom teachers, special education professionals, parents, and reading therapists.
  • Conducts reading tutor trainings in an effort to encourage supplementary practice outside of the classroom.