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Fundraising Goal

Well, here we are long into the New Year and we still have some ground to make up when it comes to our PTA Technology 4 Teachers fundraising goals. As previously mentioned, we were successful in purchasing and installing the laptops, but we still have the Smart Boards to go.

We have been in search of new ideas and opportunities to help in this goal, and we have a great one. With the help of Estes parents Sara and Shaun Collyer (parents of a kindergartener), there is an opportunity to have fun and help in the Smart Board purchases.


Sara and Shaun are the proud owners of the Mountain Play Lodge on Sweeten Creek Road and are opening their facility to the kids of Estes and their friends. Over the course of two weeks in March, they will have some deeply discounted play rates (20% off normal prices), and a significant portion of the proceeds will go directly to the Partners in Education and subsequently the Smart Boards for your child’s education.

Below you will see a schedule for play times at the Mountain Play Lodge. The cost will only be $8 rather than the normal $10. Mention you are there for the fundraiser and you will in turn help your kids and other kids at school. (Expect to see a flyer coming home soon.)


What: Mountain Play Lodge Fundraiser

Price: $8

Time: 4-6 p.m. each of the days below

Monday, March 5 – Kindergarten and 1st Grade

Wednesday, March 7 – 2nd and 3rd Grade

Thursday, March 8 – 4th Grade

Monday, March 19 – Kindergarten and 1st Grade

Wednesday, March 21 – 2nd and 3rd Grade

Thursday, March 22 – 4th Grade


Location: Mountain Play Lodge

3389 Sweeten Creek Road (next to BB Barnes)

(828) 676-2120,


So, this brings a close to another month of the Fundraising Corner. Remember, if you have another idea or want to make a contribution to the project at hand, please don’t hesitate to call us. Till next month, we hope everyone the best and look forward to seeing you at the Mountain Play Lodge. As always, please let us know if you have any questions. If you are looking for an additional update or know someone that would like to help, feel free to contact the ESTES PTA or you are welcome to email me directly at

Jeff Stingel Partners in Education, ESTES PTA