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.
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The Beaver Boogie is Branchville PTA’s only annual fundraiser. This full school event is scheduled for Friday, October 12th (rain date: October 19) 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 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 fun activities around the school grounds. All students are encouraged to participate and raise funds. There are great incentive prizes given every year based on individual fundraising tallies. For more information, contact Shelley Terry at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our next Spring Gala and Auction will be held in 2018-19 school year. This adult-only event occurs every other year. For the last several years, the event has been held at Silver Spring Country Club. An active parent committee works on everything from the auction items, raffle prizes, décor and entertainment to ensure a good time for all. If you would like to join the committee, please email at email@example.com.
The following campaigns are so simple 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 and return them to your child's teacher in the Spring and Fall to earn big money for BES! We'll announce deadlines to turn them in for Fall and Spring via the weekly blast email. We ask that you count the Box Tops before you turn them in groups of 50 and label your baggie of Box Tops with the following info: # of Box Tops you are submitting, your child's teacher name, your child's grade. For more information contact Beth Yavenditti.
The BES PTA works with many local retailers including Oak + Almond, The Little Pub, Piccolo Pizza, Toozy Patza Pizza, Squash’s Office Supply, SandWedge Deli & Catering, Keough’s Paint & Hardware, Terra Sole, Dimitri’s Diner, Ridgefield Pet, Adam Broderick Salon & Spa and Tusk & Cup. 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 Sarah Oh.
AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your order purchase price to us. 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 us 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. If you have questions, contact Beth Yavenditti.
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 2018- March 2019. 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 Melanie Pearl 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