November 16, 2020

Direct Drive

Our goal is to raise $20,000 to support remote learning priorities.   With almost 600 students and the fact that we are the largest Elementary School in the SPS District, we believe we can easily achieve this goal.

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ARBOR HEIGHTS

The Arbor Heights Elementary School Direct Drive Campaign is happening NOW!


What a time we are facing right now.  It is still difficult to process thru the fact that our kids have not physically been in the school building since March.  We, as parents, and our kids, as students, miss the physical Arbor Heights community dearly.  And we know our incredible teachers and staff miss it even more.  This year’s Direct Drive Campaign will have a different approach in light of this unprecendented time.  

Our goal is to raise $20,000 to support remote learning priorities.   With almost 600 students and the fact that we are the largest Elementary School in the SPS District, we believe we can easily achieve this goal.  

What does my donation support?
Activities that enrich our students’ academic experiences, remotely, could include: 

  • student learning packets (the printing, assembly and distribution of)
  • dollars to fund supplies so teachers can most effectively teach from home (i.e. white board, printer)
  • library book refresh 
  • online teacher professional development 
  • communication to keep our commuity connected and informed
  • virtual assembly speakers
  • tutoring 
  • mentoring passion projects 
  • additional counselor time
  • strong social emotional curriculum when in person school returns 

New this year!  We are offering some Arbor Heights branded items for an extra thank you.  
At different giving levels you will receive an Arbor Heights Seahawks supporter ipad/laptop sticker (similar to the ones on the remote learning boxes) and/or a children’s Arbor Heights Seahawk mask.  

Why is my donation important? 
With almost 600 students at Arbor Heights, we believe we can easily achieve this goal. However, we know that during this unprecedented time, many are struggling.  We understand if you can’t participate and are grateful for those who are able.   

We ask each family to make a direct donation (no matter the amount) instead of having several small fundraisers where you ask others to buy products. This ensures 100% of each gift goes directly to Arbor Heights. This direct fundraiser saves Arbor Heights families time and financially supports our school in the most efficient way.  

But the great thing about the Direct Drive Campaign is that anyone can give and any amount is appreciated and maximized.  Your gift – no matter the size – is a statement in support of what our teachers are trying to accomplish during this remote season.  No gift is too large or too small.   Yet we know that during this difficult time, many are struggling.  We understand if you cannot participate this time around.  

Please send this link to Grandparents, neighbors, family and friends so they can contribute to these efforts and our community as well. 

Don’t forget!  You can double your gift if your employer matches donations to charitable organizations.  All donations are tax-deductible (ID # 91-1447769). 

Why do we need to have a Direct Drive Campaign?
The Arbor Heights PTSA funds many of the activities and programs our school desires. These funds come from only three sources: PTSA membership, Direct Drive Campaign, and the Annual Auction (typically in the spring, but tbd this year). These all ensure continuity of programs and activities from quarter to quarter and year to year. 

We are grateful for your support!  Thank you for helping us continually provide our kids with the best possible education and experiences!  

*Please email or post this link so others can contribute.  

**Don’t forget to have your employer match your gift!  

Questions?  Email ahptapresident@gmail.com