Fundraisers

Thank you to all the Flint Hill families that continue to support our PTA each year!

Every year, the Flint Hill Elementary School (FHES) Parent Teacher Association and school administrators, teachers, and staff work together to identify programs and resources that will ensure FHES continues to provide our children with a quality education in a caring environment.  Without the donations of time and funds from FHES families and the community, many of the resources we take for granted would be unobtainable.

Last year, the PTA funded approximately $69,000 in programs and resources for our school.  This year, the PTA needs to raise approximately $60,000 to fully fund all of the programs currently budgeted. These charts show where the money goes and where it comes from.

This letter serves as a roadmap to the fundraising efforts planned for the 2018-19 school year.  Please help your children by participating in these programs, and get your family and friends involved!  Other than the PTA Membership, these fundraising activities are not limited to FHES immediate families.

PTA Membership:  Joining doesn’t mean a big commitment – it’s a way to support all the great things the PTA does for our school and its students.  PTA members gain access to the school directory and your membership fee of $20 goes directly to your children’s education through PTA programs.  Each family must join each academic year. All families who join the PTA this year will receive a Flint Hill note pad.

You can join by logging into your PTA/Parent portal at www.MySchoolAnywhere.com using your email address.   New to Flint Hill?  Add yourself to our parent portal by going to www.join.myschoolanywhere.com. School Code: FlintHillFalcons

Friends of Flint Hill (FOFH):  100% of the funds raised through this fundraiser go to the PTA to support the budget outlined above.  You may contribute to FOFH via at www.MySchoolAnywhere.com at the time you sign up for the PTA or anytime (though the earlier the better for planning purposes).  As a guideline, last year the PTA spent approximately $100 per student.  Your donation is 100% tax-deductible and you will receive a tax receipt for your gift and recognition on our website (or you can remain anonymous).  Don’t forget to check with your employer – many will match your gift!

Dining for Dollars (DFD):  FHES partners with various restaurants and other local establishments throughout the year.  The concept is easy you eat dinner or purchase services from the provider and FHES receives a percentage of the sales, usually 20% or more!  Tell your friends and families  the more people that attend these events, the more Flint Hill makes.  It’s a win-win…you don’t have to plan dinner and Flint Hill earns money!  

Rebates:  FHES participates in the following school rebate programs.  Ask your family and friends to help earn money for our school by designating Flint Hill and saving those Box Tops!  

  • Giant and Harris Teeter:  You may register on the individual stores’ websites at:  

Giant:  http://giantfood.com/aplus – Flint Hill ID# 02119 (program runs September 7 – March 16). You DO NOT need to re-register your card if your school selection(s) remains the same as last year.

Harris Teeter: http://harristeeter.com/together-in-education.  All H-T VIC cards must be linked yearly.

  • Amazon:  Click the Amazon School Special Link on the fhespta.org website and save it as a favorite for all your future Amazon purchases.  Every time you purchase through this link, FHES receives a rebate of 4-10% of the value of your purchases.

 

  • Box Tops for Education.  Please clip the small pink Box Tops on hundreds of your favorite items, including General Mills cereals, Nature Valley granola, Annie’s Organic products, Ziploc, Kleenex, Cottonelle, Motts applesauce, Lysol and Hefty (go to BTFE.com for a full product list).  Please place unexpired Box Tops in a bag or envelope and deposit in the collection box located in the lobby. Please note your child’s name, teacher’s name and the number of Box Tops included. Box Top collection dates will be October 19, February 8 and May 31.  You can also register online at BTFE.com for opportunities to earn additional money for FHES.    

 

  • Office Depot/Office Max: Simply provide Flint Hill ID# 70105119 at checkout when you make qualifying purchases of school supplies in store and online and FHES will receive 5% back in credits for FREE supplies!    Forgot to give our ID#? Go online to http://officedepot.com/a/content/back-to-school/5percent/ and provide your receipt information to earn credits for previous purchases.   

 

Artsonia (NEW!):  Our new art teacher, Ms. McAlister, is introducing Artsonia, an educational program designed to connect parents and families with their child’s creative activities at school.  Artsonia will provide parents with online access to their student’s artwork throughout the year, while offering them opportunities to purchase quality keepsake items that earn money for Flint Hill (great for holiday gifts!)  

Read-a-thon:  This two-week event held February 15 – March 1 is designed to develop stronger, more enthusiastic readers, while raising funds for the school.  Students keep track of the minutes that they read and individual classes compete to see who can read the most minutes. Students can earn money for their school by asking family and friends to sponsor them with a tax-deductible gift during the Read-a-thon.

10th Annual Falcon 5K & Fun Run:  This family fun event, held May 4, celebrates fitness and builds on Flint Hill’s running program.  It is our largest fundraising event of the year and is open to the public. The race starts and finishes at the school with a course through the surrounding neighborhoods.  Consider sponsoring this community event to help the school and gain exposure for your business!

 

We make every effort to form committees so please do not let fear of workload keep you from volunteering.  If you have questions, or would like to volunteer, please contact Sarah Speer at fhesfundraising@gmail.com.

Falcon 5K Fun Run

9th Annual Falcon 5K & Fun Run May 5, 2018 PACKET PICK-UP (T-Shirts and Race Bibs) Packet pick-up for the race will be Friday, May 4th from school dismissal (approximately 3:45PM) until 7PM in the school lobby. Racers can also pick-up their packets prior to the race on Saturday, May5th from 7AM-8AM outside on the …

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Read-A-Thon

We will be starting on: 2018-02-16 by www.read-a-thon.com  2018 FHES Read-A-Thon  Open a Book…and Start Your Adventure!  Dear Flint Hill Families, It’s time for Flint Hill’s 7th Annual Read-A-Thon! This year’s theme is “Open a Book…and Start Your Adventure!” Our goal is to encourage your student’s love of reading while raising funds for our school. …

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