PARENTS IN EDUCATION (PiE)
Parents in Education (PiE) exists to promote Christian education at Timothy through hospitality, teacher support and fundraising activities to increase parental involvement, build Christian community and provide resources.
Throughout the year PiE offers opportunities to serve by volunteering at one of the many fundraisers featured below that PiE coordinates. It’s a great opportunity to have fun meeting new people and help raise money for Timothy
Every year Parents in Education Teachers Support needs volunteers to bake and/or bring other goodies for the teachers and staff at Timothy. If you are willing to help please go to the Teacher Support section of this volunteer sign-up. We have needs both in the elementary, middle and high schools.
Community Events is the committee of Parents in Education that provides social opportunities for the Timothy community. We do this by hosting events such as the back-to-school Pool Party, Welcome Back Coffee, Parent Palooza, movie nights, roller and ice skating parties, and Fun Fair. It is a blessing to offer opportunities where families can socialize with fellow Timothy families. If you are interested in joining the Community Events team please contact Vanessa Clohessy or Sebrena Childs at email@example.com.
|Vice President||Leslie Wolterstorfffirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Fundraising Chair||Wendy Marshallemail@example.com|
|Community Events |
|Community Events |
|Staff Support Chair - GS||Kristi Tolman||piestaffsupportGSMS@timothychristian.com|
|Staff Support Chair - HS||Tyra Bone||piestaffsupportHS@timothychristian.com|
|Karen Van Prooyen||piestaffsupportHS@timothychristian.com|
|Jennifer Vander Zeefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Tech Support Coordinator||Tyra Boneemail@example.com|
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Apple Pie Day
Apple Pie Day – October 10, 2017
Dutch Apple Pie Day is held in October requiring the help of over 100 people to assemble and package the pies the day of the sale, beginning at 8 AM and continuing until 6 PM. Pies can be frozen and enjoyed at anytime. Many people use them for the holidays or give them as gifts. It’s always a fun day for all involved!
Purchase a Pie
Pies may be picked up in the High School Cafeteria on Tuesday, October 10th between 10:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Payment should be made with cash or check (made out to PiE) at pickup.
Sorry…pies are sold out this year!
We have a need for volunteers to help on Monday, October 9th in the evening and/or Tuesday, October 10th during the day. It’s a great chance for parents, grandparents and friends of TC to get together to raise money and no experience is necessary. Click the link below and let us know your availability. Or, if you would prefer to sign up to volunteer by phone or by email contact Cindy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 630-369-7991.
As with all our Volunteer needs, we will be using SignUpGenius.
Note: SignUpGenius does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Cindy Huiner 630-369-7991 to sign-up manual.
Each year Timothy Christian makes and sells Banket, which is a traditional Dutch treat made from almond paste. No experience is necessary to help and it is a great way to meet people and be part of a long-standing tradition at Timothy. The dough is made the first day and the banket is assembled on the second day. You may help on one or both days.
Please consider helping us make Banket. PiE has spots available on Wednesday, October 25 from 6-9 and then various times on Thursday October 26. Sign-up information will be posted closer to the sale.
Banket Ordering Info
Sorry, banket & almond paste has been sold out! Thanks for your support!
No experience is necessary to help and it is a great way to meet people and be part of a long-standing tradition at Timothy. The dough is made the first day and the Banket is assembled on the second day. We would love your help one or both days.
Banket pick-up is in the High School cafeteria on Thursday, October 26 between 3:00 – 6:00pm. Orders not picked-up by 6:00 will be resold. Payment may be made with cash or check (made out to PiE) at the time of pickup.
PiE hosts two book fairs: the Barnes & Noble Book Fair and an on-campus Spring Book Fair.
- Barnes & Noble Book Fair (November 14, 2017) – This is held in the fall at the Oak Brook Mall Barnes & Noble. Activities are planned during the day and evening for Timothy families. Barnes & Noble contributes a percentage of all sales to our library with a Barnes & Noble gift card. The librarians use this to help keep our wonderful newly renovated ES/MS Library stocked.
- Annual Spring Book Fair (April 24 – 25, 2018) – The children will view books during school and make their wish lists. That evening, with their parents, or on following day during class time, they will be able to purchase the books on their wish list.
Watch the TCS News for dates of these events.
Join the ladies bowling league! We’ve been bowling for over 40 years to raise money for Timothy. Any skill level is welcome — remember there’s a handicap to even-up the score! Grab your grandma, your mother, your sister or your friends and sign up today… don’t delay.
Where: Fox Bowl, Wheaton, IL
When: Thursday mornings 9:15 to 11:45
Cost: $10 per week (Proceeds go to PiE)
Bowling begins In September and concludes in April. Babysitting available on premises. Questions? Contact Sue Bieterman 630-421-0664.
Box Tops for Education
What do the names Cheerios®, Betty Crocker®, Juicy Juice®, Ziploc®, Kleenex®, Hefty® mean to you?
To us it means extra things purchased for our school. Box Tops for Education is a program designed to enable anyone to help raise money for their schools. The basic idea is that when you buy a participating product, you cut out the Box Tops logo and send it to school. Timothy receives 10¢ for every ‘Box Top’ that is sent in.
There are extra bonus Box Tops and special opportunities throughout the year that help us add to our amount. The idea is to clip as you go, send them in often, before they expire. (Please watch the dates!) The beauty of it is that anyone can help us, so collect them from you friends, neighbors, and relatives and send them in.
Box tops can be brought to:
- Bin in the grade school office
- Container on the shelf by the High School Office
- Area CRC churches – look for their collection spot
Thanks for your support of this program!
Butter Braid Fundraiser
Butter Braid Sale
PiE is happy to announce that the annual Butter Braid fundraiser will be back this spring. You can order from February 22-March 8, 2018 with a March 21 pickup date. Watch the website and TCS News for product and ordering information. This fundraiser was a great success last year because it’s a delicious, homemade, well known product that keeps in the freezer until baked. These are great for Easter, Mothers Day, and everyday.
Forks for Funds
Forks for Funds is a monthly fundraiser. Each month on a designated day a percentage of sales from a local eatery are donated to PiE for Timothy families that eat at the location. Watch here and on the TCS Newsletter for the monthly location and information about each month.
August Forks for Funds event
The first Forks for Funds event takes place on Monday, August 28 at El Famous Burrito in Lombard, from 10:30 am to 10 pm. When you present this flyer at time of purchase, Timothy will receive 20% of the proceeds.
Gift Wrap Fundraiser
This year’s annual TCS gift wrap fundraiser will feature merchandise from Charleston Wrap. The materials will be sent home on Thursday, August 31. Show the catalog to all your family members this weekend! It features SO much more than gift wrap! Get a start on your Christmas shopping by purchasing jewelry, Specialty Foods, Home Decor, Totes, Candles, Outdoor Items, Candy and much, much more! Questions? Contact Amy DeCillo at ADecill@emhc.org.
Koeze Nut Sale
PiE is pleased to once again offer a product that can fill your gift giving needs and supports our school as well. Through the sale of beautifully packaged nuts, chocolates and gift baskets Timothy earns money. Many businesses throughout the Timothy community have used the program for several years and cannot say enough about the wonderful products offered.
If you have a business or need ideas for holiday or corporate gift giving, catalogs are available in the both the business office and grade school office. Click this link to view the catalog online. To receive a catalog or place an order contact Michelle Grafton 630-712-1972 or call Lisa Schnurr at 630-627-5767. Orders are taken November 1 through December 1st. Delivery is usually the 2nd week in December.
Shop. Snap. Earn. Finally, Hassle-Free Fundraising! Turn your shopping receipts into donations for Timothy.
Shoparoo is fundraising made easy: turn pictures of your everyday shopping receipts into cash donations and sweepstakes entries for our school with its free app. With Shoparoo there is no cutting labels, selling door to door, or time–consuming coordination. Just shop, snap, earn.
- Download the free Shoparoo app (Google Play and App Store)
- Snap pictures of your receipts (every receipt counts)
- Earn cash for Timothy!
Shoparoo makes a donation for every receipt you submit. The more supporters we have, the more we can earn, so don’t forget to share with your friends and family via Facebook, Twitter, text or email! For more information visit: shoparoo.com/howitworks
Square 1 Art
Square 1 Art was a huge hit this past year. The kids enjoyed working on the artwork and families were blessed with great artwork gifts for grandparents. PiE is working with Mrs. Hoogstra and K-6th grade classes again this year. You are welcome to submit any and all of your favorites from your child’s own artwork. In addition, children grades 7-12 are welcome to submit artwork. Forms will be available in both school offices in the fall. Watch the TCS Newsletter for more info.
Toy and Clothing Resale
Twice a year Timothy hosts a toy and clothing resale. Anyone can register to sell or shop. Information about the events will be posted on this page as it becomes available.
Spring Resale takes place on Saturday, March 10, 2018. .
Tuesday Pizza Fundraiser
2017-18 PiE Tuesday Lunch Fundraiser
Full day Kindergarten thru 6th grade ONLY!
Cheese pizza from Mama Maria’s 1st & 3rd Tuesdays ONLY
- 2 slices is $5 per week ($85 per year)
- *Pizza will only be served one Tuesday in September
- PiE Tuesday Lunch will begin September 19, 2017
- Registration will open August 14th after class lists go out.
- Registration will close midnight September 11, 2017 – No exceptions and no adds after this date!
- Watch your inbox on August 14 for more details on how to register for this fundraiser. Details will be updated here in mid-August.
President: Jaimie Roland
Vice President: Leslie Wolterstorff
Treasurer: Ellie Stamatopolous
Secretary: Amy DeCillo
Fundraising: Wendy Marshall
Community: Vanessa Clohessy & Sabrina Childs
Staff Support: HS – Tyra Bone & Karen Van Prooyen; GS/MS – Kristi Tolman
Tech Support: Tyra Bone
Room Parent Coordinators: Jennifer Vander Zee & Bernina Dorsey