VFMS PTO works hard to fund programs that enrich the educational experience of all VFMS students. Thanks to our generous supporters, we are able to raise funds in a variety of ways.
The Vice President for Fundraising is Julie Borelli. If you would like to become involved in fundraising, you can contact Julie through our contact form and selecting VP of Fundraising.
Direct Donation Program
Our Direct Donation Program provides a way for supporters to make a direct cash contribution to the PTO. We’ve learned that many families appreciate this simple approach that avoids the time and effort that go with traditional fundraisers such as wrapping paper sales. To make a Direct Donation, visit our Donations page or simply use the form in the sidebar to the right!
Fundraising Social Events
Throughout the school year, the PTO holds several social events that raise funds for the PTO and offer an opportunity for socializing.
The fundraising social events planned for the 2014-15 school year are:
- Kiwi Frozen Yogurt Fundraiser, October 8, 3-9 p.m.
- Parent Fall Social, Saturday, October 18, 2014
- Handel’s Ice Cream Fundraiser, April 29, 2015, 4-7 p.m.
The Spirit Store is the new online store of the VFMS PTO. Sales through the Spirit Store raise money for VFMS PTO. The Spirit Store is now selling VFMS Spirit Wear. Other items may be sold at other times during the year, such as locker shelves (sold in late spring and summer for delivery before the start of the school year) and tickets to PTO-sponsored events. The Spirit Wear Sales Coordinator for the 2014-15 school year is Jane Kluge.
When you shop on AmazonSmile, 0.5% of your purchase price can come back to the VFMS PTO. Prior to making your first purchase on AmazonSmile, follow this link: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/23-2936863 to designate the VFMS PTO as your charitable organization. You only need to designate your charity the first time. Bookmark this link to use for future purchase or make sure you use http://smile.amazon.com rather than the regular amazon website for your purchase to count. Click here to learn more about the AmazonSmile fundraiser.
Target Take Charge of Education
When you register your Target REDCard Debit or Credit card through the Take Charge of Education website, Valley Forge Middle School receives 1% of your Target purchases, and you still receive your normal perks (5% discount, free shipping online, etc.)! The Target Coordinator for the 2014-15 school year is Colleen Barth.
Box Tops for Education
The PTO collects Box Tops for Education to raise money for PTO activities. The collection box is located in the main office throughout the school year. You can participate by clipping the official Box Top for Education from the box and sending it to VFMS with your student. The PTO receives 10 cents for each Box Top.
The PTO Box Tops for Education coordinator for the 2014-15 school year is Karen Ridder.