No Frills Fundraiser





Thank You!

A HUGE thank you to all of our families who supported the ASFS No-Frills Fundraiser this fall! Your donations help support the many wonderful events, programs, and capital expenses we have planned for this year. 

132 families 
+ 3 company matches
= $24,731.50

Kindergarten had the highest number of participating families - 46 families (1/3rd of all donations!) - and will enjoy a Cocoa & Cookies celebration in January. If you have any questions or haven’t received an email receipt yet, please contact Kristi Tsiopanas. All donors should receive a special thank you from an ASFS student by the end of this month. 

Miss the No Frills Fundraiser this year? We realize that families have different approaches and timelines for giving. If you'd like to help at any point, donations are welcome year-round. Also, check out our other fundraising programs throughout the year, including our annual auction


Support Our School

The Arlington Science Focus School PTA runs a check-writing campaign every fall to help fund the amazing events, programs, and capital expenses we support each year. This "No Frills" fundraiser is a FAST and EASY approach for parents who would prefer to make a donation instead of selling wrapping paper or buying chocolates. Plus, 100% of the donations go DIRECTLY to support the school, not an outside vendor.

We introduced the No Frills Fundraiser a few years ago to take the pressure off of our ASFS Spring Auction. It has worked well so far -- our volunteers can spend more time making the auction a fun, community-building evening! 

How to Donate

There are two easy ways to donate to the ASFS PTA: 

 Donate Online


 Donation Form

(please return to the ASFS office with a check to "ASFS PTA")

You can also donate in person at most of our upcoming fall PTA events by cash, check, or credit card (we have Square swipers!). 

Every gift counts. Donations in any amount are welcome! 

Corporate Matching

Please note that many companies will match your charitable contributions; be sure to check with your employer!

Where Does the Money Go? 

The ASFS PTA spends on average $150 per child per year to cover:

  • Student Programs, Field Day, Art Show, STEM Night, Outside the Box Day, Guest Authors & Speakers
  • Classroom Supplies, Reflex Math & MobyMax, Field Trip Buses, National Geographic Magazines
  • School­ wide Social Events, Book Swap & Ice Cream Social, Back-to-School Picnic
  • Staff Development, Principal's Fund, Staff Appreciation
  • Community Service, Holiday Helpers
  • Pond/Aquariums, School Grounds, PE Equipment, Books

Our Goals

Every gift counts. Donations in any amount are welcome!

So how did we do this year? 

No Frills Participation Goal: 100% of ASFS Families
Actual 2019 Participation: 24% of ASFS Families
(132 families, 3 company matches)

No-Frills Fundraising Goal: $25,000 by December 13th
Actual 2019 Amount: $24,732 


Cookies & Cocoa Party

The grade with the highest participation (# of families) will receive an extra thank you - a Cookie & Cocoa Party in January.

Congratulations, Kindergarten!  An impressive 46 Kindergarten families contributed this fall - making up 1/3rd of all donations.