Willow Elementary PTA

EduKit School Supply Kits

Willow Elementary offers the EduKit program as a convenient option for busy families to order school supply kits for the 2019-20 school year. EduKits are custom made for our school and contain exactly what students need to start the year off right.

Order online by June 15, 2019 for the BEST pricing and FREE shipping directly to the school. A confirmation will be emailed to you after your order has been placed. It is all done online and only takes a few minutes… click HERE to order now.

Order the Grade your student(s) will be in NEXT year.

  • ECE Kits = $40 each
  • Kindergarten – 5th Grade Kits = $70 each

Top Five Reasons to Order EduKit School Supply Kits

  1. Save time (no more searching for that perfect…)
  2. Save money (prices typically 40% off MSRP and no tax)
  3. Avoid the crowds at Wal-Mart, Target and Office Depot
  4. Prevent purchasing things not on the supply list
  5. Supplies won’t be used or lost before the start of school

 

High Tech Elementary PTA™ Donations

The overall purpose of High Tech Elementary PTA is to make every students’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all our children. The High Tech PTA accomplishes this through charitable donations from parents, families and corporate sponsors. Thank you to all who help us in our mission.

High Tech Elementary PTA™ is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization {Charitable ID: 90-1069610}. Contributions to High Tech Elementary PTA may be tax-deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. Please check with your personal tax advisor regarding the deduction of your gift.

High Tech Elementary PTA is a tax exempt organization. Please find our Certificate for Sales Tax Exemption here.

Willow Elementary PTA Annual Auction

Please join us on Saturday, April 17, 2020 from 6-10 PM, for the 6th Annual Willow Fundraiser Auction! This fun event will be held at the Balistreri Vineyards and will feature delicious food and drinks, a live and silent auction, wine tasting, a 50/50 drawing and lively entertainment. Plan to have a great night with parents, teachers, staff and neighbors- all while raising much needed funds for our school!
If you would like to volunteer time or items please contact our Auction Chair, Jackie @ auction@willowelementarypta.com.

More Details to Come! Tickets available in early 2020!

HAUNTED HAWK RUN

 

 

WHERE: Conservatory Green Stapleton

WHEN: Sunday, October 27, 2019, 10am

WHO: All the Runners in the neighborhood.

Get dressed up in costume or running attire and come out to participate in our first ever 1k/5k Haunted Hawk Run.

REGISTER TODAY! Follow this link, then click on Events, then Haunted Hawk Run.

 

ANNUAL WE GIVE DAY

Welcome to 19 in 19 on 9/19!

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What: One day Annual Fund Drive Giving Event dedicated to keeping Willow Elementary great! Join us to celebrate our students and help us meet our fundraising goal of raising $19,000 in 19 hours on 9/19!

Where: Donate online from your phone or computer in just seconds OR meet for coffee and treats before or after school (7:30-8:30am and 3:30-4:15pm on the playground and at the main entrance) to donate in person by cash, check (made out to Willow Elementary PTA), credit card, Cash App ($WillowPTA) or PayPal (treasurer@willowelementarypta.com). And come pick up your “I donated” sticker!

To give a one-time donation or to make a monthly donation, click HERE

Why:  Last year, Willow Elementary was able to raise more than $140,000 for Willow Elementary to fund those “extras” that make our school great! All donations go directly back to our school! Donations ensure funds that keep paraprofessionals in the classrooms, our librarian, up to date technology, library books and more. Our goal for this year, next year and the future is to raise enough money to fund additional support staff in the classrooms and to improve our academic achievement levels.  This year, we added two reading specialists to Willow Elementary.  This was made possible by your generous donations!

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Q&A

What is the Annual Fund Drive? A year long fundraising project powered by parent volunteers that raises money to fund those essentials the state considers extras such as paraprofessionals (teacher’s aides), reading specialists and our librarian. We are also able to fund fun things for the children such as Avid for Adventure week, the Fall Festival, the talent show and so much more!

Is there a minimum donation? There is no minimum donation. We are grateful for anything and everything a family chooses to donate. We know giving is a sacrifice for our families and all donations are kept confidential.

Is there a maximum donation? The sky is the limit on this one! All donations are kept confidential.

There are so many families at Willow Elementary.  I am sure everyone will donate and cover my part? Did you know that last year approximately 25% percentage of our school families donated to our annual fund? The average family donation was between $50 and $5,000. Imagine if we could double our participation rate! Oh the places we could go!  How many paraprofessionals and reading or math specialists could we add to our school!!??

Is my donation tax-deductible? Yes. All donations are tax-deductible. You will receive an email receipt for your donation.

Can I make a recurring donation such as monthly? Yes! This is a great way to give! For instance, if you donate $50/month for 10 months, the $500 will go towards our 19 in 19 on 9/19 goal AND the whole amount is tax-deductible. Or consider a $1 per day donation for your child’s education. That is $14.50 per month for 12 months based on 174 school days!

Will my employer match my gift? Did you know that 65% of Fortune 500 companies have a dollar for dollar match program?  Do you know if your company has a matching program? If your company matches, follow this link for the 501c3 status letter for Willow Elementary to provide to your employer.  Fill out your employers matching gift form and request the funds be send directly to Willow Elementary PTA Treasurer at: Willow Elementary- ATTN: PTA Treasurer, 8499 Stoll Place, Denver CO 80238

Why should I donate? Did you know Colorado ranks 39th in funding for public education? You sure wouldn’t guess that if you make a visit to Willow Elementary!  Not only do we have great students and teachers but so many programs funded by over 100k in personal and corporate donations each year. We can’t do it without you! No amount is too large or too small! We need your help!

Can I donate by check or cash? Yes! Checks and or cash can be dropped off before or after school on 9/19 (7:30-8:30am and 3:30-4:15pm on the playground and at the main entrance). Checks can also be mailed to Willow Elementary – ATTN: PTA Treasurer, 8499 Stoll Place, Denver CO 80238.

How can I get my kids involved? Children are never to young to start learning about generosity and charity! Encourage your little ones to shake a few quarters out of the piggy bank and bring them to our table before or after school for a treat and an “I donated” sticker they can proudly wear all day!

Can I share this with family and friends? Absolutely!  Many grandparents would love to help their grandchild’s school but can no longer volunteer or simply live too far away.  Perhaps they would like to send a check to help!  Feel free to share this website or forward the email you received this morning to any friends and family who might be able to help us reach our goal!

Who can I contact with questions? Feel free to contact your Annual WE GIVE Day event hosts Elizabeth Kwarta at vicepresident@willowelementarypta.com and Marguerite Brodt at membership@willowelementarypta.com with any questions!

What if I would like to help but cannot make a financial donation at this time? We understand that everyone’s situation is unique and constantly changing! At Willow, we value your gift of time just as much as money! All those that generously volunteer their time to make this happen are the bread and butter of our operation! Please contact the PTA to find out how you can get involved to help us reach our fundraising goals.  Email our PTA President at president@willowelementarypta.com or Vice President at vicepresident@willowelementarypta.com to let us know you want to help!

 

 

BACK TO SCHOOL 90’S BASH

Back to School Bash

WHERE: Eighteen76 venue @ Dicks Sporting Good Park

WHEN: Friday, September 13th from 7 to 10 p.m.

WHO: Just $100 per ticket that includes a 90’s dance party with our very own Gwen Stefani cover band “Just a Girl” performing, beer/wine and friends galore!

All are welcome! BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE!!

 

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Willow Elementary PTA is excited for Avid4Adventure’s visit to the school next week (10/1 to 10/8) — the kids are going to have such a great time! Each child will have access to a portable rock climbing wall, a mountain bike skills course, a kayak paddle tank, and a “Leave No Trace” outdoor classroom. Our PTA is proud to have made this day possible by paying for the full costs for every single WES student.

Here are all the details:

Parents are welcome to come watch — please check in at the front office before you come out to the field. Also, each day after school from 3:45-4:45PM the portion of the student body who participated in Avid that day will get to go out to the field to show their parents what they learned. Parents and siblings are welcome to participate in the stations during this after school time.

Schedule for Classrooms:

  • TBD

What to bring:

  • Sack lunch and a snack packed in a bag with your child’s name on the outside.
  • Athletic clothing appropriate for the weather to be outside all day. This should include rain gear (poncho, rain jacket, etc.) if there is any chance of rain, and a warm layer.
  • Extra set of clothing packed in a backpack or bag.
  • A full, one liter, non-breakable water bottle labeled with the child’s name
  • Sunscreen (15+ SPF) with child’s name clearly labeled

Willow Elementary PTA’s Annual Auction

Please join us on Saturday, April 17, 2020, for the 6th Annual Willow Fundraiser Auction! This fun event will be held at the Balistreri Vineyards and will feature delicious food and drinks, a live and silent auction, wine tasting and lively entertainment. Plan to have a great night with parents, teachers, staff and neighbors- all while raising much needed funds for our school!

More Details to Come! Tickets available in early 2020!

Willow Garden & Grounds Clean Up!

Screen Shot 2018-07-19 at 9.24.53 AMPlease join us on Saturday, August 10th from 8am-12pm for a cleanup of Willow’s gardens and grounds. Let’s all pitch in and get the school looking great for the first day of school on the 20th. Feel free to join us for the whole time or any portion that you are free. Willow families, children, and all neighbors are welcome!

Please bring your garden gloves. Shovels, rakes, trash bags and other tools will be provided. Cold lemonade and water will also be available.

Check in near the vegetable beds just north of the school.

Thanks for all your help!

 

HTES Annual Auction: An Evening In Old Hollywood

Please join us on Saturday, April 28th, 2018 from 6-10 PM, for the 4th Annual High Tech Fundraiser Auction! This fun event will be held at the Tivoli Turnhalle on the Auraria Campus and will feature delicious food and drinks, a live and silent auction and lively entertainment.  Plan to have a great night with parents, teachers, staff and neighbors- all while raising much needed funds for our school!