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Though we have wrapped up the Direct Appeal for this year, we will continue to accept donations at any time throughout the year!  Feel free to scroll down and hit the Donate Button if you are interested in contributing. 

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PTO 2022-23 Direct Appeal

Help us raise money to support Van Hise classrooms, teachers, & families!

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Dear VHE Community,


The Van Hise Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is a volunteer run, non-profit organization committed to enhancing and enriching the education of our children and fostering a sense of community within our school. 

Each year the PTO makes a direct appeal to raise funds that support this mission.

In a typical year, PTO funds are also generated by events and programs such as the after school enrichment classes. As we emerge from the pandemic when many of these events were not possible, funds raised from this appeal will give us the opportunity to revive favorite events and a fresh start to introduce new ones.


Last year, the VHE community came together, and with your generous contributions we were able to support a wide range of efforts, including: 

  • New books at each grade level ($200/classroom) that reflect the variety of our students’ races, cultures, abilities & learning styles

  • Black Girl Magic Conference

  • New recess equipment

  • Careful return of social events to build school community

  • Through our school social worker, direct support for VHE families in need

  • Teacher Grants, including a surprise spring trip for 4th/5th graders to the Overture

  • Teacher Stipends, newly expanded to support all staff in the building

  • Staff appreciation activities

Show your Hedgehog Pride and make a contribution. No donation is too small: all donations, at all levels, are greatly appreciated! If you are in a position to give more, please consider donating for a family who cannot.  If you are unable to give this year, we hope you will join us in volunteering at events or in sharing your ideas for our community at our monthly meetings.




Online: Scroll down!

Checks: Make payable to “Van Hise PTO”
Checks may be mailed to VHE: 246 S Segoe Rd, 53705 OR Sent in a backpack (labeled PTO)


Your contribution is 100% tax-deductible & eligible for company matching programs.  


Thank you for your support and for the many ways you contribute to ensuring our children can continue safely learning together!


Van Hise Parent Teacher Organization

Here's How to Donate

There are a few ways to donate.

Click on the yellow Donate button below to donate via bank account or credit card through our PayPal Giving Fund site. If you prefer to donate by check, you may mail checks to school or send them in your child's backpack.  Make checks payable to Van Hise PTO.




Donate via PayPal Here!

Receipts for Cash & Check Donations
Paypal donors will receive an automatic email receipt. If you donate by cash or check and would like a thank you letter documenting your donation, e.g. for tax purposes, please complete this form.  Company match information needed only if applicable.  

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​*Donations made via PayPal will get a thank you letter automatically by email.

As a PTO, we are constantly in awe of the generosity of our community.  If you are able to donate this year, we thank you.  If you are unable to make a monetary donation this year, we send you our thanks for being a part of our community.  Our families, students, teachers, and staff make us who we are.  We are, truly, better together.

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