Money Matters: Fundraising
Barrett PTA fundraising activities provide resources to our teachers and staff and directly benefit our children. We help fund technology by helping to purchase Smartboards and iPads used in every classroom throughout the school. We support education by providing teachers with funds for books and classroom materials to benefit our children. The PTA funds field trips, children’s author visits, visits by guest educators and special events to enrich our children’s passion for learning and reading.
Get involved! Volunteer! Support our school!
There are many opportunities to support the many important fundraising programs. Please consider donating your time, skills and experience.
STEM Book Fair
- February 28th & March 1st, 2013
Mad about STEM? In conjunction with the ever-popular science discovery night, Barrett will host a book fair highlighting the latest STEM fiction and non-fiction titles, games and educational toys. TWO shopping days: Thursday, Feb 28, 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm and Friday, March 1, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Family Valentines Party
- February 8th, 2013
Wear your party shoes and come dance the night away on Friday February 8th from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. There will be a DJ, dancing, food sales, pizza, drinks and raffle!
Silver Diner Restaurant Night
- March 14th, 2013
Join Barrett Elementary School when we 'Run the Diner!' on Thursday, March 14th from 5 pm - 8 pm. A percentage of the night's sales will be donated back to our school!
Fall Book Fair - October 1st - 5th, 2012
The Fall Book Fair is one of the best ways to support your school's reading efforts and also raise funds. Vendors bring in their offerings for elementary school children. It's a great way to find books that are age appropriate for your child. Shop for your children, shop for gifts, or you could shop for a donation to your child's classroom or the school library. View the Camp Read-A-Lot flyer
for more information.
The 2012 Camp Barrett Read-A-Lot: Stories Around the Campfire - 4th Annual Pajama Story Hour was Tuesday, Oct 2nd and Wednesday, Oct 3rd, 2012. View the Camp Read-A-Lot: Stories Around the Campfire flyer.
If information about Barrett’s Fall Book Fair, please contact Jennifer Sauter-Price at email@example.com
General Mills prints special bright pink Box Tops on a wide array of the food and household products they produce, from granola bars to diapers, school supplies to detergent. Each of these Box Tops is worth 10 cents to participating schools. Box Tops for Education has helped America's schools earn over $175 million in just over 10 years. At Barrett families and classrooms collect Box Tops throughout the year and turn them in each Fall and Spring.
Thanks to the combined efforts of Barrett students and families, Barrett earned over $1300 from our Box Tops For Education collection efforts in the 2011-2012 school-year. The money that Barrett earns through the Box Tops program directly benefits our students in their classroom.
Keep clipping those valuable little pink Box Tops and be sure to check out Box Top's collection sheets for a new tool to make collecting Box Tops fun and easy. Remember, every Box Top counts!
For a complete list of products that include a Box Top on their packaging please visit the website.
Direct Mail Campaign
- Spring 2013
Climb aboard the Barrett Train! Make your tax deductible gift. It is a wonderful way to support your school and commemorate your family's time at Barrett. Show your appreciation to Barrett’s teachers and staff. For more information, contact Barrett PTA’s Direct Mail Chair: Nancy Birnbaum at firstname.lastname@example.org
Barrett PTA Grocery Store Savings Cards Program
Every time registered shoppers purchase groceries, participating stores rebate a percentage (1% to 5%) of those sales to Barrett. Harris Teeter, Giant, Safeway and Target each have community programs through which they contribute a percentage of eligible grocery purchases. These designations must be renewed every year! So please sign up and/or renew as soon as possible to start earning money for Barrett.
Sign up early because some of the stores start their program in August. The more people sign up, the more dollars Barrett gets!! Ask friends, neighbors, relatives, and co-workers to join too! Last year Barrett earned almost $14,000 from this program. Don't forget to re-register each year!
- Giant A+ Bonus Bucks Program: Barrett School Code: 02197
- Harris Teeter Together in Education (TIE): Barrett School Code: 3906
- Safeway Club Card for Education (Administered by eScrip Program: Barrett School Code: 6472685
Target - Take Charge of Education
Target will donate 1% of your REDcard purchases to Barrett. REDcard® includes existing Target Credit Cards, Target Visa® Credit Cards and Target Debit Cards, and new Target Credit Cards and Target Debit Cards. If you shop at Target, please consider applying for a REDcards and link the card to Barrett. Target offers great rewards and benefits.
Take Charge of Education program: Barrett School Code: 103243
Barnes & Noble Book Fair
- December 1st, 2012
Enjoy listening to your favorite teacher read a story! Barrett teachers and families will provide story time, ThinkFun games tables and gift wrapping at the Barnes & Noble Bookfair at Seven Corners from 10a.m. to 3p.m. Plan to do your holiday shopping at Barnes & Noble and spread the word! A percentage of your Barnes & Noble purchases will benefit our school. Be sure to use the Barrett Bookfair ID #. Get Involved! If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Barrett's Barnes & Noble Bookfair committee chair - Heather Weir at Heather.Weir@gmail.com.
Fall Gift Wrap Sales
- September 10th - 28th, 2012
Watch for catalogs and ordering information in September. Fall program products include gift wrapping and many gift items. Do your holiday shopping early! Please contact Connie Sherman-Pollard at email@example.com
if you have any questions.
School Pictures - October 22nd, 2012
The school picture program is a rewarding one. It affords the opportunity for the Barrett community to create fond memories that they can cherish. The PTA receives some funding through this fundraising activity. To volunteer, contact Barrett’s Picture Day Chair, Tania Coderre at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dogfish Head Alehouse Restaurant Night - November 20th, 2012
Join Barrett Elementary School on Tuesday, October 30th for our hugely popular Dogfish Head Restaurant Night. Come enjoy a delicious meal out and raise funds for Barrett! All day on Tuesday, October 30th -- 15% of ALL restaurant sales — dine in or carry out — will be donated directly to the Barrett PTA. There will also be a raffle with many great prizes. Dogfish Head Alehouse is located in Seven Corners at 6220 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. For more information, contact Jennifer Klapper at email@example.com
Silver Diner - Eat Well, Do Well
Please join the BARRETT PTA in our efforts to improve nutrition and fitness program for our children. We have enrolled in Silver Diner's EAT WELL, DO WELL program to raise funds for Barrett. You can help us by linking your EAT WELL, DO WELL card to our school and using it when you dine at Silver Diner.
Simply register and link your card to our school online at www.silverdiner.com/eat-well-do-well. Go to the upper right corner and enter the number on the card. Your card will be linked to BARRETT.
Every time you dine at Silver Diner and use your EAT WELL, DO WELL card, a percentage of the sales will go back to our school, and you will also earn rewards for yourself. In addition, you can pre-charge money to your card online and 5% will go back to our school.
Silver Diner is buying fresh and local whenever they can, and they have partner with award winning local farms that support sustainable agriculture. They are offering a lot more healthy options for kids and adults on their menu.
Joe’s Place Pizza and Pasta
Joe’s Place Pizza and Pasta will donate 15% of your group’s purchases to Barrett every time you dine at Joe’s Place Pizza. You must mention Barrett Elementary School at the time of purchase. Valid for dine-in and carry-out only.