BES PTA raises money each year to support educational opportunities for every child at our school. Please support your student by participating in the fundraisers listed below.
The Beaver Boogie is Branchville PTA’s only annual fundraiser. This full school event is scheduled for XX (rain date: XX) during the after school hours from 3:25-5:00pm. Kids run or walk around the Lower Field as many times as they can in 30 minutes. They are cheered on by their teachers, Mr. Margolus, the parent volunteers and spectators who line the field. If they are lucky, they will catch Bob the Beaver – our fun mascot who always comes out for this great event! While half of the grades are walking/running, the other half are participating in a service project on school grounds. This year BES will partnering with XX. All students are encouraged to participate in the Beaver Boogie and raise funds. There are great incentive prizes given every year based on individual fundraising tallies. For more information, contact Lorraine Catalano and Andrea Kaknevicius at email@example.com
Our next Spring Gala will be held on Friday, February 26, 2021. This adult-only event occurs every other year. For this year, the event will be held at Le Chateau. An active parent committee works on everything from the auction items, raffle prizes, décor and entertainment to ensure a good time for all. There will be a way to participate in the Iive auction online even if you are not able to join us.
The following campaigns are so simple to participate in and really bring in a lot of money for Branchville PTA. Please consider supporting each of them.
Box Tops for Education
Collect "box tops" on common grocery items for money to come back to Branchville. Box Tops for Education is now going digital. The video below shares the details on digital collection changes. Click here to learn about how to get the app and for simple directions. If you have paper boxtops, please continue to save those and send them to school. There is a box in the front office for those. Don’t forget to check expiration dates! Due date is 10/25 for cut out box tops. For more information or how to submit box clippings not digitally, contact Beth Yavenditti.
The BES PTA works with many local retailers including Oak + Almond, Eddie’s Pizza, Toozy Patza Pizza, Squash’s Office Supply, Keough’s Paint & Hardware, Terra Sole, Dimitri’s Diner, Ridgefield Pet, Adam Broderick Salon & Spa and Tusk & Cup... and so many more. When you order a gift certificate through Beaver Bucks, the retailer will donate between 10-25% back to BES PTA! This is a win-win. We help you, you help local businesses, and local businesses invest in our kids’ education. Show your appreciation for these local businesses and your love for our school by supporting Beaver Bucks. A flyer will come out several times a year or you can order online when program is active.
For more information, contact Beaver Bucks.
AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your order purchase price to BES PTA. All you have to do is remember to always start at AmazonSmile and pick "Ptsa Connecticut Inc Branchville Elementary School" for your charitable organization, and start shopping. You only have to pick once to begin the AmazonSmile donating and it will save this choice on later visits to AmazonSmile. Let your friends and family know they can do it too! You can click on the link here, Amazon Smile to get started. Tip: Bookmark the page on your desktop homepage or create an icon on phone for ease of repeat visits!
For a quick video tutorial on how to link your Amazon account so that a percentage is donated to the Branchville Elementary School PTA, see the below (captions can be enabled by clicking the CC icon in lower right hand corner.
Stop & Shop Rewards Program
Register your Stop & Shop for the A+ Rewards program and a portion of you spend on groceries every time you shop will be donated to us. Registration began on September 11th. The program runs October thru March each year. Go to Stop and Shop Rewards to register your card.
Order your Branchville spirit wear and support the BES PTA with style! Your item will be delivered to your child at school within three school days. For questions or concerns regarding, please contact Amanda Korner and Michelle Daubar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You’ve bought all those back-to-school supplies, now make sure they don’t get lost! Place an order for personalized labels through Mabel’s Labels, and 20% comes back to Branchville.
Click this link Mabel Labels to find the Branchville Elementary School (Ridgefield) fundraising page. Follow the simple instructions to place your order. That’s it!
Do you have another fun and easy fundraising idea? Let us know! Email board@BranchvillePTA.org