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 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





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