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Dear fellow VHE families and friends,

The last few years, the Van Hise Elementary Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) has sent a direct appeal for tax-deductible donations at the beginning of the school year instead of asking families to sell wrapping paper, chocolate, or other products to raise funds. This simple approach has been well-received by busy parents and families, and it has successfully raised needed funds that are quickly directed into Van Hise classrooms. During these... Read more

Raise money for Van Hise Elementary by shopping at! The Van Hise PTO is an Amazon Associate—which means Amazon will pay the PTO referral fees. Click the “School Rewards” link below and start shopping for books, electronics, music, toys, and more. Using this link to shop at can provide up to a 15% cash donation of your purchase. Save on shipping too. Most items over $25 ship for free.

To learn more about Amazon’s Associate Program, see their privacy policy.

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Did you know that if you have a Target credit or debit REDcard, you can designate Van Hise Elementary to receive 1% of your purchases made at Target or

Simply visit the REDcard website and choose Van Hise Elementary, ID #108762.

To date, our school has benefited from over $11,000 through this program. It's an easy, automatic donation that comes from money you're already spending at Target. Enroll today!

Box Tops is a program that helps us earn free money for the school. Each Box Top is worth 10 cents. Van Hise earned $2,677 last year thanks to all of your clipping!

There are two collections each year. This fall, we’ll have a collection contest. The class who collects the most will receive an EXTRA ART class from Mrs. Cantwell! Thank you, Mrs. Cantwell! The contest will run September 15-October 9. Collection sheets will come home with each child, but feel free to also bring them to... Read more

Van Hise Teachers post classroom project requests on When a project is funded, the teacher receives the materials. The number of active projects (overall and at Van Hise) varies as projects are added and funded. Donations are tax-deductible! This is a great way for friends and family to contribute to Van Hise and/or your child’s classroom.

Established in 2000 by the Foundation for Madison Public Schools (FMPS), Van Hise Endowment’s earnings will fund unique learning projects for VHE students. The PTO has set a goal of reaching $50,000. Currently, the VHE fund balance is $21,051.18. Your donation can be given securely on-line at

Meet up with fellow Hedgies and earn money for Van Hise while dining or shopping at popular local businesses on designated benefit nights. A percentage of your purchase will be donated to the school as long as you say you’re there for the VHE benefit night. Be sure to spread the word!

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