SUPPORT VAN NESS
There are many ways you can support our students, teachers, and school community to help us make sure Van Ness Elementary is the best school it can be.
Direct Donation to Van Ness Elementary School Parent Group
You can make a donation online via Paypal. Use the DONATE button below. If you are interested in making a donation via check, or have questions, contact our Van Ness PTO president, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ADDITIONAL WAYS TO GIVE
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Van Ness, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of your total purchase price to Van Ness. Remember, you need to make all purchases through smile.amazon.com (which is exactly the same as the regular Amazon site.)
Link your VIC card to the Van Ness account (account number 3472). Every time you shop and use your rewards card, 5% of your purchase of applicable items will be donated to Van Ness. To link, log in to your VIC account or stop by the store.
Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)
As a parent/guardian of a Van Ness student you are automatically a member of the PTO and you don’t have to be on the Board of Directors to get involved.
Volunteering At Van ness
DCPS requires that all school volunteers pass a full background clearance. This includes receiving a TB test within the previous 12 months and completing fingerprinting. Once your clearance is completed, it is valid for 2 years. The process is detailed here: https://dcps.dc.gov/page/dcps-volunteer-faqs.