Category: Fundraisers

Fundraiser announcements and information

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts – Forms Due Friday, November 17, 2017

Our Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Fall Fundraiser is already under way! Order a dozen or two doughnuts and get them right before the Thanksgiving break! If you haven't already found the form in your child(ren)'s Thursday folder(s), then print out the copy below and get your treats!

Forms and payments are due this Friday, November 17. Remember that Friday is an early release day (classes let out at 1:20 p.m.). Orders can be picked up on Tuesday, November 21, or Wednesday, November 22, in front of the school. Look out for our PTSA fundraising table!

Fall Book Fair – October 16-20, 2017

Co-chairs Angela Johnson and Consuelo Goodwin need a posse of volunteers starting this Thursday, October 12! Sign up for a shift or two at We really cannot do this without you! Thanks in advance!

Reach for the sky, varmints! The sheriff's coming to town with a stagecoach full of books! The saloon doors will open daily from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., with parent/guest access from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Doors will also open on Friday evening from 7:00-9:00 p.m.

This fall features a pre-sale order of the latest Diary of a Wimpy Kid book, "The Getaway." Use the form below to secure your copy, which is expected on November 7, 2017!

Please limit your visit to the book fair only. The administration also strongly suggests that you do not disrupt instruction by taking your child(ren) out of class. If you are struggling to understand your child(ren)'s book wish list, please review their choices with them via our Scholastic site at You may also time your trip during your child(ren)'s classroom visits. Check the classroom visit schedule here.

Pump It Up Fundraiser – Thursday, September 21, 2017

There will be no classes this Thursday, September 21, in observance of Rosh Hashanah.  If you're looking for a way to entertain the kiddos during this day off from school, join us at Pump It Up at 12210 Plum Orchard Dr., Silver Spring, MD 20904, from 4:00-5:30 p.m.  The cost is $8.50 + tax per child, and your Drew PTSA will receive 50% of the proceeds!  Please register and fill out a safety waiver in advance via  Review the official flyer below for all the details.  We've provided the safety waiver for your convenience, but you may also fill it out online.  See you there!

Super Mario Power Walk-a-Thon – April 3, 2017

Monday morning, April 3, kicks off our day-long 2nd annual Super Mario Power Walk-a-Thon!  Our biggest fundraiser of the year, the Walk-a-Thon raises funds for a major fitness- or recreation-related project.  All students will participate in this fun-filled event during PE classes with no interruption to their daily schedules or instruction.  One of our PE teachers, Mrs. Rinker, will coordinate the fun on the large field just south of the building.  Students will exercise around a coned track and dash from one color-coded/numbered activity to another at the teacher's signal every 4-5 minutes.  Activities will include:

  • Keep It Up Volleyball - group volleys ball cooperatively as many times as possible
  • Bean Bag Sprint - how long does it take to collect them all?
  • Weave and Roll - push the large ball around all the cones in a figure-8 pattern
  • Hoop Lasso - throw hula hoops around cones like a giant ring toss game
  • Base Run - laps around bases placed in a diamond
  • Soccer Kick - kick a ball at a target
  • Parachute activities

Last year, our school community helped the PTA purchase additions for our grades 1-5 playground.  This year, we aim to address a critical need: shade!  There are currently no dedicated shaded spaces on the playground or blacktops.  Our children resort to hugging the building to catch the last slivers of shade before the sun hits high noon, or they make the best of a few trees beyond the playground boundaries that stretch ever so meagerly onto the blacktop.

Please help your kids get sponsors to raise funds!  The top 10 fundraisers will receive fitness activity digital watches (top 1-6) and LED shoe bands that light up when you walk (top 7-10)!  In addition, each student will receive 1 raffle ticket for every $5 he/she raises for a chance to win basketballs, footballs, and pedometers!  All pledged donations are due to the main office or your child(ren)'s teacher(s) by Friday, April 7.  Thank you in advance for your support!


International Night and Silent Auction – March 10, 2017

Showcase your culture and share your multicultural talents at our annual International Night and Cultural Talent Show on Friday, March 10, from 7-9 p.m. at Drew! Decorate a table with a project board display of national icons, costumes, literature, photos, and more!  You may also serve food and drinks, but please remember to provide serving containers, utensils, and napkins.  And, if you or your children would like to sing, dance, or display a cultural talent during our talent show in the all-purpose room, please sign up by clicking here!

Please consider donating items for themed baskets that we will auction off to raise money for playground shade structures.  Check out our flyer below for grade level themes and suggested donations! Then, look for the Silent Auction table during International Night!  You can bid on gift baskets and experiential items.  Experiential items will feature lunch bunches, crafts, and other exciting activities with teachers.

03-10-17 - International Night and Silent Auction Flyer

Clothing Drive- Jan. 6th through Feb. 3rd

Monday, January 9th through Friday, February 3rd

Clean the closets, organize the house and support Drew! The Clothing Drive is beginning soon! Bring clothing, bedding, shoes, kitchen items, games, books and more to Drew! Collection boxes will be in the main hallway. Drew PTA will be paid per pound for items. Value Village and Unique Thrift Store Items will resell the items with all proceeds donated to the National Children’s Center.

See the Clothing Drive Flier for collection details.

1st Box Tops Collection Results


Box Tops chair, Mrs. Laura Chierichella, collected Box Tops submissions on October 21 and reported an amazing effort by our students.  The total was 1,626, which is $162.60 for our PTA!

We would like to recognize the top 3 classes:

Mr. Terry (K)/Ms. Weisel (SCB) (combined): 267
Ms. Urcia (Head Start): 253
Mr. Logsdon (4th): 128

Congratulations!  And thank you to all for your participation!

Our 2nd Box Tops collection is February 17, 2017.

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