Years ago, several motivated parents established a fully certified 501(c)(3) foundation known as "The Friends of Chesnut Foundation, Inc." to help Chesnut fund the many cool things that happen every day at the school.
This organization has the goal to make the Chesnut school experience the best possible. To accomplish all the curriculum-based enhancements and social development programs, the Parent Teacher Council relies on donations and fundraising throughout the academic year.
In the 2014-15 school year, the PTC is moving to an integrated fundraising plan - something that will simplify the fundraising and, hopefully, limit the number of times during the year that parents are asked to contribute.
The primary fundraising events for this year are:
- Chesnut Challenge – a parent-led FunRun where 100% of the proceeds will stay at Chesnut (no payment to outside vendors)
- Spring Fling – a parent-led event that includes the Spring dance and an in-house, low-key silent auction for Teacher Experience gifts like lunch with your favorite teacher, reading morning announcements, and... Principal for the Day!
There are other types of fundraising that are also closely linked to social activities intended to build the Chesnut community and provide additional revenue for our programs, such as picture sales, the Scholastic book fair, and Spirit Nights at local restaurants such as Chick-fil-A, Shane's Rib Shack, and Galla's Pizza.
Our school community also benefits through the Partners-In-Education program. Chesnut’s partners are Chick-fil-A, Empire State Pizza, Farmburger, Galla's, Los Rancheros, Mad Italian, and Yogli Mogli. These community business partners provide support for our various school and community events.
2014-15 Spirit Night Partners