Why Does the PTA Conduct Fundraising Events?

Our PTA is part of a national non-profit organization with a mission to enhance and support the education programs and environment at Abingdon Elementary School.  To provide the support to our school and children, to make certain programs possible, and to bridge the gap between public funds and actual expenses, we need to raise money.  In order to raise funds, our PTA conducts a variety of fundraisers throughout the year. Here are some of the fundraisers we have held in the past:

  • Boosterthon Fun Run

  • Mountain Empire Catalog

  • Virginia Diner

  • Spaghetti Dinner and Dance

Where Does My Money Go?

This is the exciting part! Because of our school fundraising efforts, we are able to provide free events, classroom supplies, staff lunches, and extra programming (ex. assemblies) for our school community. Every year the PTA forms a budget that covers our expenses for the year. One of the categories is "Special Projects," which is where we get to come up with a wish list of items that the school would like outside of the basic needs the PTA can fulfill. Here are some of the "wishes" we have been able to purchase for the school over the past few years:

  • 30 Chromebooks, software, and charging station ($18,000)

  • New risers for concerts/celebrations ($3,500)

  • Painted Rock Art Installation ($200)

  • Water Fountains and Filling Stations ($3,800)

  • New Swings for the Playground ($6,000)

These are events/expenses that are held every year that we help fund so they are FREE to the students and community:

  • Birthday Ice Cream for all students

  • Free AES T-Shirt on Registration Day

  • Field Day

  • AR Reward Day

  • Bingo Night

  • Movie Night

  • Family Fun Night and Trunk-or-Treating

Here are some ways we support the AES Staff:

  • Teacher Luncheons

  • Teacher supplies

  • Mini-Grants

  • Bus Driver Appreciation Breakfast

  • Teacher Appreciation Week

How Can I Make a Donation?

If you would like to make a donation, you can send a check made out to AES PTA to:

Abingdon Elementary School
Attn. PTA
19431 Woodland Hills Drive
Abingdon, VA 24210

You can send in a check made out to AES PTA with your student in a marked envelope..


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