2019 Heavilin Elementary PTO Fall Pledge Drive

2019 Fall Pledge Drive Pledge Packet

2019 Fall Pledge Drive Online Donation

The Heavilin PTO exists to enhance your child’s education by funding programs and services not fully supported financially by Valparaiso Community Schools. The Heavilin PTO relies on your generous donations to fund many of our programs and services. We can’t thank you enough for supporting the Heavilin PTO.

Pledge Drive Goal

Our fundraising goal for the 2019 Fall Pledge Drive is to raise $16 per student for a total of $8,000. We understand that not all families, especially those with multiple students, are able to meet this goal, but please know that every gift, no matter the size, is appreciated and makes a real difference in the lives of our students.

Why a Pledge Drive Instead of a Traditional Product-Sale Fundraiser?

  • Increased Financial Return – The Heavilin PTO will receive 100% of every dollar donated in a pledge drive. In our prior Fall Fundraisers, selling food items, gift cards, coupon books, etc., the Heavilin PTO received only about 50% of the money spent on products.
  • Minimal Overhead and Volunteer Time – Many types of fundraisers require a lot of overhead and volunteers to make happen. Implementing a pledge drive versus other resource-intensive fundraisers allows us to spend our time and limited resources on services and activities that will benefit our kids and families instead of on fundraising.
  • Less Pressure – Heavilin students and parents will not have to sell products to family, friends, and neighbors that, however useful, are only purchased to help the school. Parents will not have to make a special trip to pick up orders and then take time to distribute them. Small donations from parents, family, friends, and neighbors will allow students to quickly reach or exceed their goal.
  • Tax Benefits – All donations are tax-deductible.
  • Company Match for Charitable Contributions – A pledge drive allows us the opportunity to receive additional funds through employer gift matching programs.

Why is participating so important?

The enrichment programs, services and activities we make possible are not funded by the State of Indiana, the Valparaiso Community Schools, or property taxes. If the PTO does not raise funds, we will not be able to continue to provide and support all of the activities that we currently have scheduled.

We are excited about our 2019-20 school year and your participation in the Heavilin PTO Fall Pledge Drive. For more information please visit our website at If you have any questions, please contact Janelle Evans ([email protected]) or Kimberly Emmett ([email protected]).

Thank you for your generous support!

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Heavilin Elementary Staff Favorite Things

Heavilin Elementary School is comprised of many talented individuals who work hard to make it a wonderful place to learn, grow, and have fun.

In an effort to get to know them a little better, we asked our Heavilin Elementary teachers, staff, and bus drivers to share a “few of their favorite things”

CLICK HERE to find out about their favorite restaurants, stores, snacks or a current school supply wish list visit the

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Welcome to Heavilin Elementary School – Please support your PTO!

If you are contemplating joining the PTO:

Annual dues are $20 per family. There are no other formal requirements to be a member, and everyone is welcome.
Receive FREE access to the online Heavilin Elementary Student Directory–including children’s names, email, phone, and addresses so you can reach out to other families if desired.

Volunteering is not mandatory. If you choose, you can volunteer on any of several committees, attend the monthly PTO meetings, or choose to keep up-to-date through our Facebook page and website. The PTO is always looking for more volunteers and we certainly hope you will consider spending some time with us.

To fill out the family membership form and pay online*, please click the link below:

Heavilin Elementary PTO Family Membership

Thanks for your support and we look forward to seeing you at our events throughout the year!

*Processing fee applies for online payment

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It’s time for Heavilin Elementary School’s Read-A-Thon!  This year’s theme is ‘Reading Feeds Your Mind!’  Our goal is to encourage your student’s love of reading while raising funds for our school.  The Read-A-Thon will take place from March 7th – March 19th.  For more information, click one of the links below.

Read-A-Thon Information

Read-A-Thon Online Donations



2017-18 Heavilin Staff Favorite Things

Looking for the perfect gift to get one of the Heavilin Staff Members?  Click the link below and check out some of their favorite things.

2017-2018 Heavilin Staff Favorite Things




October 2017 PTO Newsletter

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Freaky Friday

Freaky Friday will take place at Heavilin on October 20th. We are still accepting forms and money.  Please turn them in as soon as possible.  A cash box will not be available at the door. 

We are still looking for volunteers to help make this event a success!

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September 2017 Newsletter

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August 2017 Newsletter

August 2017 Heavilin PTO Newsletter


Connected Paint Event

Welcome Heavilin Families!

Our first family event is this Wednesday, May 31st at Central Park Plaza.

Here is the outline of the evening:

4-6 pm Student Painting at Urschel Pavilion, picnicking at Central Park

5:20 pm BFMS Blues Project at Porter Health Ampitheater

6:10 pm Grade Level Student Activities with HV Teachers at Central Park

6:45 pm Mural Reveal at Urschel Pavilion

If you ordered a new Heavilin t-shirt, you can pick them up at the table by the Pavilion.  There are a limited number of additional t-shirts ordered available for purchase.

There are several food vendors at this event who will be donating part of their proceeds to the Heavilin PTO.  These vendors include: Scooter’s Pulled Pork, Valpo Vienna’s, Valpo Velvet, Kona Ice, and Ben’s Pretzels (storefront).

We look forward to seeing everyone there!