Fundraising (ATS Clothes, Grocery Links & More)

ATS PTA fundraising activities support programs for parents and students and also provide resources to our teachers and staff, including grants to teachers for professional development and supplementary classroom activities.

 Box Tops for Education

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 ATS, the Box Tops program is run by the Student Council Association (SCA) and the PTA.  ATS families and classrooms collect Box Tops throughout the year and turn them in each Fall and Spring.

Thanks to the combined efforts of ATS students and families, SCA representatives and advisors, classroom teachers and the PTA, ATS collected 6,634 Box Tops and earned $733.80) during the 2012-13 school year. And, the money that ATS classrooms earn through the Box Tops program stays in the classroom.

The next Box Tops submission deadline will be at the end of October, so keep clipping those valuable little pink Box Tops, making sure they haven’t expired and being careful not to clip off the expiration date.  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.

 

Brick Program




It is always a great time to buy a brick for the ATS Courtyard!

Your tax deductible gift is a wonderful way to support your school and commemorate your family's time at ATS or to show thanks to teachers, coaches, scout leaders or staff. 4 x 8 bricks with three lines of copy are $85. 8 x 8 bricks with six lines of copy are $160.

To order, fill out the Commemorative Brick Order Form and return it to Maura McCool.




Fall Festival (Sat., Oct. 22, 2016, 11-3 )

More information available here.  If you would like to get involved with the Fall Festival, please contact atspta1@gmail.com and look for the sign-up genius coming to your email inbox.


Grocery Receipts & Amazon Program

Every time registered shoppers purchase groceries, participating stores rebate a percentage (1% to 5%) of those sales to ATS. Locally, Giant and Harris Teeter, participate. The more people sign up, the more dollars ATS gets!! Ask friends, neighbors, relatives, and co-workers to join. Last year ATS earned thousands of dollars from this program. Don't forget to re-register each year!

            Giant A+ Bonus Bucks Program - ATS School Code: 02190  If you are already registered with ATS as your school, you do not need to re-register. http://www.giantfood.com/aplus  

            Harris Teeter Together in Education (TIE) - ATS School Code: 4378 You must renew every year! http://www.harristeeter.com/community/together_in_education/link_to_your_school.aspx

You can also ask your store’s customer service department to link your card or the ATS PTA will renew your grocery card if you provide the necessary information. Email your card number, name, address and the phone number associated with the card to atspta1@gmail.com

 

For Amazon Smile: When shopping on Amazon, go first to Amazon.smile.com and search for "Arlington Traditional Elem PTA". Select ATS as your charity, and when you check out, the ATS PTA will receive 0.5% of the total spent on Amazon Smile eligible items. Don’t forget to ask your friends and family to link their cards and shop on AMAZON SMILE for the ATS PTA, too!


   If you have any questions, please contact atspta1@gmail.com




Silver Diner – Eat Well, Do Well


Please join the ATS PTA in our efforts in raising funds for our school.

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. If you need a card, just ask for one the next time you are at the diner.

Silver Diner is buying fresh and local whenever they can, and they have partner with award winning local farms that support sustainable agriculture. They offer lots of healthy options for kids and adults on their menu.

The ATS PTA will also be hosting a Silver Diner night in Clarendon [date TBD]. to enjoy an evening of fun with other ATS families, teachers, and staff.  The kids have a great time, and moms and dads get a night off from cooking!
If you have any questions please contact atspta1@gmail.com






 Spirit Items

Spirit Items for sale have the ATS logo or the school name and/or initials on them. Spirit Items include t-shirts, zippered and crewneck sweatshirts with hoods, magnetic car decals, silicone bracelets, and water bottles.  To order Spirit Items, complete an order form and send it, with payment, through backpack mail following the instructions on the order form.

You can also purchase monogrammed clothing through Lands End.  Our Preferred School Contribution Program donates 3% of your net sales of Lands’ End School Uniform products back to Arlington Traditional School.  It is easier than ever to show school spirit by purchasing ATS gear by clicking on  our own ATS Lands End website.  For more information about how to order, see this flier.

For more information on Spirit Items, contact atspta1@gmail.com

 Silent Auction (Date: April 9, 2016)

The silent auction is one of our largest fundraisers and our only event just for the parents, teachers, and staff!  Join us for a festive night. More info coming soon to atsauction.com.

If you would like to volunteer to help with the Silent Auction please contact atspta1@gmail.com

 

 Square 1 ART (late winter/early spring)

An art fundraiser that turns your child’s art into creative gift ideas or useful keepsakes.   All proceeds from this art fundraiser go directly to the ATS art program.

If you are interested in volunteering please contact atspta1@gmail.com