Dear Valley Forge Elementary School Families,
With the beginning of the school year fast approaching, I write with a sense of enthusiasm and anticipation for all that the year holds. I also consider the financial support that will be needed for the continued success of the Valley Forge Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization.
As you read this letter (and I thank you for doing so!), I am sure you are considering your family’s back to school activities and to do’s. One of the books I read this summer claimed that September is the season of the Parent Olympics, with all the school forms to complete and supply lists to purchase. I thought it may be helpful to have this letter reach your mailboxes before those so called Olympic games begin! (I tried to time the letter to arrive after class assignments to avoid the run home from the mailbox that happened at our home last weekend.)
While the PTO volunteers share their time and talents to enrich our children’s experience, the PTO also provides funds for numerous contributions to our school. These funds were used last year to invest in technology through our Gifts to School Program by gifting 41 new iPads and accessories ($18,000), a new projector and SMART board in the conference room ($4000), cultural arts assemblies ($10,000) to enhance our children’s days, and the list goes on!
Of course this requires the generosity of families and our local business community. Several years ago, the PTO streamlined the fundraising process with the implementation of a direct donation program. While we will still hold fundraising events and sales to underwrite our many efforts, this voluntary program will ensure that 100% of your contribution will benefit our school. Further, as the VFES PTO is a 501(c)(3), your donation is 100% tax deductible.
On behalf of the VFES PTO Board, I respectfully request your consideration of a tax-deductible contribution to your PTO. This will assist us in our common goals of enriching our children’s experiences at VFES and supporting our teachers and staff in their daily mission of educating our children. Please either click here to mail in your donation or click on the “Donate” button on this page.
I thank you most sincerely for contributing to the accomplishments of your PTO and I hope you contact me at any time with your questions or suggestions.
VFES PTO President
P.S. Double or triple the impact of your gift at no additional cost. Please check with your employer to see if your gift can be matched through a company matching gift program.