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Fundraising Opportunities

Dear Parents & Guardians,

Raising $$ For Our School Has Never Been Easier This HOLIDAY SEASON:
a. Collect Box Tops
b. Use Amazon Smile when you shop at Amazon
c. BOTH above 

BOX TOPS 1-2-3-4:

It is really simple to collect Box Tops for our school…and each one is worth 10¢!

1.BUY quality products from brands like these and look for Box Top coupons

General Mills® Ziploc® Betty Crocker®
Annie’s® Pillsbury®  Kleenex®
Hefty® Scott®  Reynolds®
Green Giant™ Lysol®  Land O’Lakes®
Yoplait® Mott’s®   Nature Valley™

Visit for a complete list of participating brands and to learn more about how you can help our school.

  1. CLIP and collect the Box Tops coupons and tape or glue them on the attached collection sheet.
  2. SUBMIT completed sheets to your child’s teacher.
  3. WIN cool prizes: for each completed sheet of 25 Box Tops submitted, your child will be entered in a raffle!


  1. GO to from the web browser on your computer or mobile device.
  2. SELECT “PTA Maryland Congress of Parents & Teachers Inc, W Friendship, MD” as your favorite charity on your first visit to AmazonSmile (, before you begin shopping.

(Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible subsequent purchase you make at will result in a donation.)

  1. BOOKMARK to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile. Remember, only purchases at, (not or the mobile app) support the charity.
  2. SHOP as usual on Amazon! Then, look for the AmazonSmile badge in Your Orders to see which of your orders have supported our WFES PTA!

Happy Holidays and thank you very much for your support!

West Friendship Elementary School PTA

Box Tops- Amazon Smile – December

Gift of Thanks Online for Holiday Giving

As the holiday season approaches, we are continuing with our traditional Gift of Thanks program online for staff gift giving.  This program provides a convenient way for you to express your gratitude to the dedicated staff that teaches our children.  Your contributions are pooled and converted into gift cards selected by the staff.  Participation is not mandatory, and families are welcome to give individual gifts if they prefer.  The intent is to simplify holiday gift giving for families and allow the staff some flexibility.  The WFES PTA then receives a percentage of every gift card purchased.

Here is how the program works:

  • Choose how much you would like to give the staff members.  Any amount in $1 increments is appropriate.
  • Follow the payment instructions.  You can pay with credit card or check.
  • If you choose to pay with check, make payable to WFES PTA and deliver the printed copy of your confirmation form with your check to your child’s teacher in an envelope marked “Gift of Thanks”.
  • Staff members will receive a certificate with the total amount of gift card dollars they can redeem from an extensive list of retailers.  Each contributing family is recognized on the certificate by name only, not amount given.  The Gift of Thanks coordinator will be the only person who sees the individual contribution amounts and will ensure that each staff member who receives donations will not receive less than $10.

If you would like to contribute to the staff holiday gift card program, please use this link:  

2016 Holiday Gift of Thanks

The deadline is Monday, November 28, at 6:00 p.m.!  In order for the staff to receive their gift cards before the winter break, this will be a firm deadline.  If you are choosing to pay by check instead of credit card, please make payable to WFES PTA and deliver the printed copy of your confirmation form with your check to your child’s teacher in an envelope marked “Gift of Thanks” by 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 29 (your order must still be placed online by 6:00 p.m. on November 28.)  If we do not receive your check by this time your order will be deleted.

The staff loves this program!  If you have any questions please contact Chris Vee at

2016 WFES Spring Festival Rescheduled

Due to the poor weather we are postponing Spring Festival to May 27. We are still looking for volunteers. Please see the original post below.


The WFES Spring Festival is coming on May 6. It runs from 4:30 – 7:30. There will be lots of games and activities throughout the day. Each of the activities use tickets to play, ranging from 1 to 8 tickets. You can buy tickets ahead of time for pickup at the door. Tickets at the event would be 4 for $1. Tickets purchased in advanced are 5 for $1.

We are looking for volunteers to help staff the event as well. The volunteer sign up sheet can be found here.

If you want to donate baked goods or soda for the vent you can drop those off at the front office either Thursday May 5 or Friday May 6.

2016 Tiger Madness


March 19, 2016
Players Bar & Grill
10795 Birmingham Way, Woodstock, MD
7:00 pm-11:00 pm

Adults only, with silent auction and other fun games, raffles, Wii Basketball for class prizes, cash bar, March Madness on TV… a good time for a great cause.  Tickets include event admission, buffet dinner, give-away goodies and your chance to experience a LIVE auction by Mr. Tark!

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You can buy your tickets in advance on our website. Tickets at the door are $40, so you save $5 if you buy in advance. All proceeds benefit WFES PTA

Silent Auction Items

– List is updated regularly

Donor List

– If you are interested in donating please email us at