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Fundraising is an important element of our Providence Nursery School cooperative. The money raised supports extra programs like music class, replaces worn toys and equipment, and helps teachers to purchase supplies.

You can help our fundraising efforts by attending events, and also by volunteering your time. Special events are a great opportunity to meet and hang out with other families in our PNS community. Most of us have chosen PNS because it is a co-op, and fundraising events are another chance to participate and help in the educational mission of our school. If you are interested in volunteering to help with any of our fun events, please contact our Fundraising Chairs.

Here are some of the fundraising events that we have completed (or planned) for the current school year:

PNS Night at Chipotle!

Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Providence Nursery School. Just come to the new Fairfax Chipotle (9506 Main Street, Fairfax, VA) on Tuesday, April 1st, from 4:00pm to 8:00pm, and bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier and they’ll get 50% of the proceeds.

PNS Book Fair at Barnes and Noble

Each fall Barnes and Noble hosts Providence Nursery School for our biggest fundraising event of the school year. We have story-times, arts and crafts, and lots of other fun activities for the little ones. We receive a portion of the sales of items purchased using our special code, including sales from online purchases. This is a nationwide event, so friends and family across the US can participate!.

Holiday Shop

Time for our kiddos to shop for all the special people in their lives on a Saturday in early December! This event, a joint venture with the PNS Social Committee, is more about family fun than fundraising. Little ones have a chance to select holiday gifts for loved ones in the Holiday Shop and then enjoy treats and activities as well. There may even be a visit from Santa himself.

PNS Apparel

Support PNS by purchasing a T-shirt or another item with the PNS logo. Items are available throughout the school year. Â Purchase PNS clothing to show your school spirit! Take home one today to have for summer camp and other PNS summer events! Contact our Fundraising Chairs for pricing and availability.

Ah Love Oil Tasting Party

The Ah Love Oil & Vinegar store in the new Mosaic district hosted a private tasting event just for PNS in the fall of 2013! We tried out a huge variety of different olive oils, vinegars, spices, and some great appetizers. Ten percent of all purchases went to Providence.

Disney on Ice Tickets

In October, we sold tickets for the Disney on Ice show that was at the Patriot Center. One hundred percent of the ticket price went directly to PNS!

Matchbox Swap

Join us for a fun morning playdate in the Big Room in the fall to exchange Matchbox cars, enjoy snacks, crafts, and auto-themed activities. (We schedule this event on a day when there is no school due to a teacher conferences.)

House of Bounce

Back by popular demand! Join us for a fun playdate at House of Bounce for some indoor fun on March 12th.

Spring Babysitting Morning and Raffle

Our other big fundraiser for the year will be held on April 5th. Plan to drop off the kids for a few hours and enjoy a little adult time. We will also have a raffle with some awesome prizes!