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Support the Owls

The Owl Fund

Hearst’s PTA Owl Fund contributions support annual expenses such as classroom supplies, instructional software like Lexia and i-Ready, field trips and buses, after school enrichment programming and management, sports uniforms, teacher professional development and much more!

You can make a tax-deductible contribution to the Owl Fund online:

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Thank you for your support!

Teachers Love the Owl Fund!

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Ms. Boyle
2nd Grade Teacher

The Owl Fund has provided me with the resources I need to bring an engaging and multi-sensory educational experience to my students. Over the years at Hearst, I’ve been able to purchase a variety of materials for arts integrated projects. The Owl Fund has enabled me to take basic content and transform it into creative and hands-on lessons. One of my favorite projects is creating necklaces in the style of the Aztecs. We use tissue paper and tin foil to represent the gemstones and metals. Without my classroom stipend, I may have altered this project to cut costs and instead had my students simply color on a worksheet.

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Mr. Garfield
English Language Learner Teacher

We cannot overstate how much we appreciate parents donating to the Owl Fund for our ELL students. In years past we have never had money to purchase our own supplies, which left us dependent on the largesse of homeroom teachers. With our Owl Fund money, we were able to purchase our own notebooks, pencils, glue sticks, scissors, markers and crayons, construction paper, ink, staples, erasers, and word games. All of these things have been a huge help to our ELL community. Thank you so much!!

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Ms. Dilley
5th Grade Teacher

With our PTA funds, we’ve been able to travel to the National Mall and explore monuments and memorials, giving our 3rd graders tangible experiences to expand what they are learning inside the classroom. Additionally, the funds have provided us with the opportunity to create a comfortable and inclusive classroom by allowing us to buy flexible seating options.

Retail Loyalty Fundraisers

Many businesses give money to schools in exchange for your patronage. You can shop at your favorite stores at no cost to you and Hearst receives needed funds.

Below we've highlighted a few programs that are likely to be of use to many people and relatively easy to sign up for. Please try to sign up for any program where you regularly shop.  

Please note: in some instances you must re-register each year for Hearst to continue to receive funds. You can contact treasurer@hearstes.org with questions.

Thank you for your support!

Hearst Elementary can money from Amazon through Amazon Smile. Simply register using this link. Once registered, you will receive an email acknowledging your sign up. Go to smile.amazon.com and log in with your usual Amazon credentials before you make any Amazon purchases. Be sure to bookmark the link for convenience.