There are many reasons to join the PTA, but the most important is that your membership dues help to sponsor the many in-school and community based programs that directly benefit the students. In addition, your PTA membership gives you a voice (and a vote) in the PTA. The cost of membership is $12.00 per person for the year. Membership is not limited to one parent per family. You can join the PTA at our website, www.hutchisonfarmpta.org. (Note: Payments are accepted via credit or debit but, if preferred, you can choose 'offline payment,' enter your information online and then send in a check to school marked for “PTA membership.”)
Direct Donation Campaign
For the past several years, the HFES PTA has done a direct donation campaign in lieu of doing a traditional fundraiser. Due to the success of this program, we will continue doing a direct donation campaign. The PTA is asking each family for a tax-deductible donation of $25.00 per child (or whatever amount is comfortable for you) to help fund our programs. You can donate to the PTA at our website, www.hutchisonfarmpta.org. (Note: Payments are accepted via credit or debit but, if preferred, you can choose 'offline payment,' enter your information online and then send in a check to school marked for “Direct Donation Campaign” or DDC.)
As our only major fundraiser, Boosterthon is a fun and exciting way to earn money for the school. Our inaugural Boosterthon event took place during the 2015-2016 school year, and due to its tremendous success, we keep bringing it back! The Boosterthon program centers around a specific theme each year, and always centers around a message of integrity, character building, and so much more. There is a pep rally to kick things off, a week of fun videos, visits from the Boosterthon staff, and so much more. The whole program ends with a fun run, where students run laps, while listening to music and having a blast! So, where does the fundraising part come in? Well, each student is encouraged to ask friends, family, neighbors, etc to donate money toward their fun run. People can give a flat donation or sponsor a certain amount per lap. The children also receive prizes when they reach certain milestones. It's such a great experience for everyone - the students, teachers, staff, administration, parents, community.....everyone! We hope to build on the success of prior years, and make this year's fun run even better!
The HFES PTA partners with various local stores to help earn money for our school! Parents can link their store shopping cards for Giant and Harris Teeter to HFES to help earn free cash for our school. You can also choose HFES as your charity of choice when you shop at Amazon! It's a simple, easy way to earn money for our school! More information is available at https://hutchisonfarmpta.membershiptoolkit.com/Retail.
Due to the success of our dining nights program, we will continue with our monthly (sometimes more than once a month!) dining nights. This program is a partnership between our school and local restaurants designed to raise money for HFES! Dining Nights included places such as McDonald's, Chick-Fil-A, Jersey Mike's, Panera, Manhattan Pizza, and more! The best part about this program is that it is so easy! All you will need to do is enjoy meals with your family and friends on specific dates throughout the school year and HFES will receive money.
After School Enrichment Program (ASEP)
The HFES PTA provides after school classes for students. The classes are taught by vendors and classroom teachers. Check out https://hutchisonfarmpta.membershiptoolkit.com/ASEP for an idea of what classes we offer.
School Supply Kits
HFES parents are able to purchase school supply kits at the end of the school year for the following year. The kits are delivered to the school by the first day of school. These kits contain all items requested by the grade level teachers. It takes the stress and hassle of driving all over town for school supplies, and the school makes money too!