Our school raises money to support our classrooms and school community in a variety of ways, including:
1. A fall “Unfundraiser” campaign. The UnFundraiser is unique. Instead of asking families to sell or buy something, we ask each Forest View family to contribute what they can to support our school. Our goal is $20,000 this year. Every dollar helps.
2. Partnering with local businesses and restaurants like Elmo’s, Menchi’s and Moe’s for Dine Out programs.
3. Participating in Retail Rewards programs that allow us to earn points that go toward school supplies when we link our shopping to Forest View. Each year, our retail rewards fundraising brings in more than $3,000 in money and supplies for Forest View.
Here’s what’s coming up in the 2020-21 school year:
1. Fall 2020 Unfundraiser The Funds for Forest View “UnFundraiser” will kick off in September. The UnFundraiser is the Forest View PTA’s main fundraiser for the school year. Instead of asking your family to sell or buy something, we ask you to contribute what you can, one time. Last year, we raised over $25,000. With this money, the PTA has purchased new technology, bought more books for the media center, supported the science lab and outdoor learning projects, and provided support for cultural arts programs for all of our students! Whether you donate $5 or $500, your gift matters!
There are three ways to make a tax-deductible donation:
Fill out the form in your child’s take-home folder and return it with your cash or check to your child’s teacher or to the front office.
Donate online at https://forestviewpta.memberhub.store/shopping/categories/4968. The site will go active once the campaign begins.
Mail checks payable to Forest View PTA and mail to PTA Treasurer c/o Forest View Elementary, 3007 Mt. Sinai Rd, Durham, NC 27705.
If you have any questions, please contact Liz Snyder or leave a note for her in the front office. Thanks in advance for your support. Together, we make Forest View a great place for all of our students!
2. Partnerships. We normally partner with eateries to hold spirit nights. We will see if there is a socially distanced way to continue to hold these.
- Menchie’s in Patterson Place on Saturdays and mention Forest View for the PTA to get a portion of the proceeds.
- Great Clips – TBD
Great Clips donation days – 10% to be donated from cuts. New Hope Commons location.
- Chipotle/Menchie’s Spirit Night Fundraiser, TBDPatterson Place locations.
- Cookie Cutters fundraiser – TBD
- Elmo’s Diner Forest View Day – TBD 10% of proceeds will be donated to FV all day (6:30am-10pm).
- Freddy’s – TBD
- Shop Five Below – TBD Mention FV at checkout and the PTA will receive a portion of the proceeds
- Moe’s & Menchies Eat Out Night – TBD Moe’s will donate 15% of sales profits from this evening. When you go through the line you can either tell the cashier you’re with Forest View and they will put the receipt into a separate pile or you can give them the flyer we created and they will add your receipt into the separate pile as well. Then head over to Menchie’s in also in Patterson Place and 20% of your purchase will be donated to Forest View Elementary School. Menchie’s Patterson place (only this location) 3604 Witherspoon blvd., suite 109, 919-402-0028. (fundraisers do not apply to the purchase of gift cards and cannot be combined with any other offer.)
- PDQ – TBD
3. Retail Rewards
HELP FOREST VIEW EARN FUNDS THROUGH YOUR EVERYDAY SHOPPING!
Last year we raised almost $3000 from these fundraising efforts. Your participation really adds up and helps the PTA support Forest View teachers and students!!
- KROGER: Though many of our local Krogers have closed, relatives who still shop there can use our code to earn Forest View PTA funds. Please have them link to: NU536
- Link your HARRIS TEETER VIC card each year starting on August 1st at the customer service desk or at www.harristeeter.com. School code: 3720
- Every time you shop at OFFICE DEPOT mention Forest View at checkout and we will get 5% of the sales to use on supplies. School Code: 70060909
- AMAZON SMILE When you shop online at Amazon make sure to go through our page PTA North Carolina Congress Forest View PTA so that we receive a portion (bookmark it now!) Amazon has added the ability to shop on their app through Amazon Smile! Instructions: https://tinyurl.com/y78spfa3
TERRACYCLE Please collect the following items at home, empty contents (crumbs, juice, apple sauce, air), and deposit in the TERRACYCLE yellow bin in the lobby. Your Terracycle team would be grateful for any presorting you do. VIEW WHAT CAN BE TERRACYCLED AT FORESTVIEW at Terracycle at FV.
BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION . You can earn money for Forest View via the Box Tops for Education app! After you shop for groceries, just take a picture of your receipt and the school will receive credit for any eligible items. Visit https://www.boxtops4education.com/ for more information.
There are still some box tops on packaging, you can place trimmed, valid (not expired!) clippings in a single bag or envelope. Drop off in marked bin in the Media Center.
COCA-COLA GIVES turns points into cash for our school. We do not collect the tops at school, so please don’t send them in, but we encourage you to save them at home and enter them into the website using the directions below to help Forest View PTA earn money. Thank you.
*Go to https://us.coca-cola.com/give/
*Click ‘Donate to Your Local School’
*Login to school account –
*Enter zip code (27705) to pull up Forest View
*Enter points found under caps and printed on boxes