What the PTA does for the BES Community

Have you ever wondered what the PTA is doing for the BES community?
Click the Read More link for some examples of all that is made possible through PTA membership, donations, fundraising, and volunteering.

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8/9/2022 10:06 am

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Thanks to your generous donations in the form of membership dues and Beaver Boogie contributions over the last two years, the PTA has already been able to purchase a pendulum swing, which will be installed this September. 

Fundraising for PHASE 2 of the planned improvements begins NOW! The new playground equipment, entirely funded through PTA parent donations, is complimented by funding from the Town of Ridgefield which will cover the site work, surfacing and removal of the old equipment.

The new playground will be fully ADA (American's with Disabilities Act of 1990) accessible and encourages all types of play with a mix of physical, sensory, and social activities for multiple challenge levels of play!

The current target for construction to begin is the summer of 2023, and the new playground will be available for all students when they return to school for the 2023 - 2024 school year.

If you can support Branchville Elementary School, please visit our online donation page. All donations are tax deductible, and any donation is greatly appreciated. For donations greater than $500, please consider contributing via check, as we do pay fees on credit card donations. Checks can be made out to BES PTA and sent to Ildi Hagen, our PTA Treasurer, at the following address: 36 Silver Brook Road, Ridgefield, CT 06877

All your donations are tax deductible, and all funds raised will go towards playground improvements. Please note that we intend to close the fundraiser as soon as we reach our goal, but if there are any unanticipated savings, or excess funds raised before we are able to shut down the donation form, these funds will go into the general PTA account to be used for future PTA expenses. 

All of us at the BES PTA thank you in advance for your contribution! We would also be grateful if you could help us spread the word by sharing this email. If you have any questions, please email us at playground@branchvillepta.org

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Corporate matching gifts are a type of philanthropy in which companies financially match donations that their employees make to non-profit organizations. When an employee makes a donation, they’ll request the matching gift from their employer, who then makes their own donation. 

 Ask your company to match your donation!  

BES Directory Closing for the Summer on 6/30

6/29/2022 8:34 am

The PTA student directory will go offline starting at 11:59pm on 6/30 in order to prepare for next year. Please login before then and save any contact information that you might need over the summer. Once teacher assignments are announced in late August, the PTA website and directory will reopen. You will then be able to login and update your account and new teacher assignments at that time. 

We hope you have a wonderful summer!

Stay Informed....Register with the PTA

6/20/2022 4:48 pm

In order to continue receiving important communications from the BES PTA, you must register in August after your child's teacher has been assigned.

Registration is only for one year so you must register again for 2022-2023!