FLITE Newsletter                                                  November 2016
Help FLITE Help Kids!

This campaign is our annual solicitation of parents, teachers and others who may want to help ensure every child in our school district has an equal opportunity to take full advantage of the world class education that is available in Tredyffrin/Easttown. This solicitation provides the majority of funds that ensure our programs are fully funded for the current school year. Join your neighbors, and visit our website  www.flite-pa.org to donate.

November FLITE-funded Program Spotlight:

The College Readiness Program supplements the activities of the Conestoga High School guidance department for eligible students. 

This program helps students to build their competence and confidence as they approach college and other post-high school opportunities. 
Along with providing skill-building workshops on topics such as essay writing, completing the FAFSA, and interviewing, the program helps these students visit and tour nearby colleges which many of their peers are able to do on their own with family support. 
This fall, the students will travel to the Pittsburgh area to tour five schools - all of which have special initiatives to grant the  financial support they will need to attend.
Key Events:

C.A.S.E.(Conestoga Alumni Supporting Excellence / FLITE 
Golf Outing- 

FLITE joined C.A.S.E to co-sponsor the Annual Golf Outing to benefit FLITE-funded academic programs this fall. All who worked to make this event a success deserve to be proud of raising $10,150 at this year's  outing,  and  a total of more than $50,000  over  the last nine years.  Pete Townsend and John Wenzel were pleased that the results of this close group of friends from the Class of '65 will benefit students in the School District who need additional support. A huge shout out to Mariann Paolantonio, J Woodward, and Kathy Bennett who reached out to local businesses to support the raffle and silent auction, Doug Purdy who managed communications, as well as Jim Ford, Penny Ford, Chuck Wilmot and Joe Carbo who took responsibility for a myriad of event day tasks. 

We are also appreciative of our FLITE volunteers and of our generous sponsors for their support.  What a great accomplishment!

                       Joe Carbo, Linda Carbo, J Woodward, John Wenzel, Paige Skelly, 
         Chris Caine, Pete Townsend, Doug Purdy, Mariann Paolantonio, and Chuck Wilmot

Are you planning a CHS Reunion? The Class of '65 and C.A.S.E are an example for all Conestoga Classes. If it is your reunion year, consider using your gathering as a way to give back to your alma mater. While reconnecting with friends is your primary objective, a donation to FLITE will benefit students in our District who need your help. Contact Jackie McAndrews to learn more about reunion giving to FLITE. 

FLITE vs. Harlem Wizards -
One Night Only! Mark your calendars for March 31, 2017! 
(Tickets go on sale in early 2017) 
FLITE has invited the Harlem Wizards to return and take on the T/E FLITE Crew - a team of T/E teachers, administrators and students. You won't want to miss this fun night of trick hoops and alley-oops! This exciting community event raises money to support FLITE-funded programs in our School District.

Sponsor this ever popular event! Receive great publicity while helping FLITE fund important educational programs for local students.  Link to more information.

Bring your reusable bags when you shop at Whole Foods Devon now through mid-January FLITE will receive 5 cents per bag!

Many thanks to Whole Foods and our community for working together to support local education.

Thank you for mentioning FLITE to the cashier when checking out.

Please share this opportunity with you friends & neighbors!

Do You Want to Thank a Teacher
Who Made a Difference?

Or thank the teachers who wrote your child's college recommendation letters?  Honoring your favorite teacher, counselor or administrator has never been easier!  FLITE's Staff Tributes are a wonderful way for parents to recognize the extraordinary effort of T/E's faculty and staff. By making this tax-deductible donation to FLITE, you can thank the dedicated individuals who have supported and encouraged your children throughout the school year. Honorees will receive a personalized card notifying them
of your donation. FLITE Staff Tributes can be made online now or via mail. View here.

A BIG Thank You to all our Donors 

The Foundation for Learning in Tredyffrin/Easttown thanks all of its donors for their support. FLITE recognizes the following businesses and organizations for their generous gifts. ( gifts received: 9/23/16-10/30/16) 

Premiere $5,000+

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Supporting Donors $1,000-$4,999-
30 Main
TD Charitable Foundation

Thank you to 30 Main for donating proceeds from its Rocktoberfest Event to FLITE! Owner Michael DiDomenico, said, "FLITE volunteers do such amazing work. Helping children by funding educational programs is the foundation of a strong community. Every child should have the same opportunities to learn. We look forward to being open for a post FLITE vs. Harlem Wizards Basketball Game celebration on March 31, 2017."

Other Donors-
Main Line Mower
West Foundation

Donate Online-

If you are a Pennsylvania resident, you can now make a donation online to FLITE with your PayPal account or any major credit card. 
Click Donate - It only takes a minute!