Why should I support SVES PTA?
Because YOU care about your child and WE want to provide the best educational experience for ALL students. Fairfax County Public Schools is only able to provide so much after salaries, building maintenance, books, technology, and staff needs, so we encourage EVERYONE to contribute because EVERY dollar benefits our students. Your support—in the form of a $25, $50 or $100 membership—will pay for academic and enrichment programs and events that are not funded by the school’s budget. SVES PTA programs and events will only occur with adequate funding and membership is our biggest fundraiser of the year.
- For early registration access to and reduced fees for enrichment programs
- To connect with a community of parents for resources and ideas
- To help shape your child(ren)’s academic experience
What events are made possible by SVES PTA?
The following events are organized, hosted, and fully funded by SVES PTA:
Rising Kindergarten Play Dates (August)
Appreciation events for Teachers and School Staff (August, December, May)
Popsicles on the Playground (August)
Boo Hoo / Woo Hoo Breakfast (August)
Destination Dining (all year)
Bike/Walk to School (October, May)
Fall Festival (October/November)
Homecoming Parade (October)
Veterans Day Celebration (November)
Skate Night (December)
Game Night (February)
Basketball Challenge (March)
Show What You Know Expo (April)
Talent Show (May)
Movie Night (May)
Sixth Grade Party (June)
What programs are made possible by SVES PTA?
The following programs are organized, hosted, and fully funded by SVES PTA:
Field trip buses
Teacher mini grants ($400/grade for items not covered by FCPS)
Technology (laptops, iPads, etc)
What can I do to support SVES PTA?
You can support SVES PTA with a family membership of $25, $50, or $100 or a teacher membership ($5). You can also donate any amount you’d like and/or volunteer your time.
Is my SVES PTA donation tax-deductible?
Yes. Your donation is 100% tax-deductible.
Do I need to volunteer my time if I have an SVES PTA membership?
No. You are not required to volunteer if you support SVES PTA.
Do I need to attend PTA meetings if I have an SVES PTA membership?
No. You are not required to attend PTA meetings if you support SVES PTA.
Do I need to sell anything (wrapping paper, cookies, etc) for SVES PTA?
No. SVES PTA does not ask students to sell products to raise money.
How does SVES PTA raise money?
Our primary fundraising comes from PTA membership—parents/supporters who support SVES PTA for $25, $50 or $100, as well as those who donate any amount of money. We host two main fundraising events—the Fall Festival in the fall and the Basketball Challenge in the spring—along with several smaller events throughout the year. SVES PTA sells Original Works at least once/year, incorporating student’s artwork into keepsake items. We also partner with local restaurants to host destination dining events so SVES PTA receives a portion of the proceeds from the sales that day.
Who should I contact if I would like to volunteer?
- You can attend PTA meetings (second Wednesday of the month).
- You can visit SVES.ptboard.com for upcoming events and add your name to the volunteer signup list.
- You can volunteer in your child’s classroom for Amazing Earth and/or GREAT Art—both programs require one hour/month.
- You can join the SVES PTA Facebook Group to stay informed about what’s happening with timely reminders. It’s also a great place to ask questions or connect with other parents related to specific events or topics.
What are programs NOT sponsored by SVES PTA?
Odyssey of the Mind
School Supply Kits
Who can I contact if I have other questions about SVES PTA?
Contact SVES PTA Membership at membershipSVESPTA@gmail.com. If they don’t know the answer to your question, they will find someone who does!