PARENTS IN EDUCATION (PiE)
Our community is one of the things that sets us apart from other schools. Parents in Education, or PiE, may be a small name, but it’s a group of parents that does mighty things for the Timothy community. Every Timothy parent is part of PiE. You can be involved in as much or as little as you’d like. Want to dive in? Come to our monthly meetings at 8:30 am on the second Tuesday of every month. Looking for a one-time volunteer position? We have those, too. Or just come to one of our community events to meet other Timothy families. Here you can learn more about how you can get involved.
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 Bernina Dorsey at email@example.com.
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Apple Pie Day
Dutch Apple Pie Day is held in October and requires the help of over 100 people to assemble and package the pies the day of the sale, Preparation will be October 7, with assembly on October 8. It’s a great chance for parents, grandparents and friends of TC to get together to raise money and no experience is necessary. 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! Watch this space for information about Apple Pie Day in 2019.
We have a need for volunteers to help on Monday, October 7th in the evening and/or Tuesday, October 8th during the day. It’s a great chance for parents, grandparents, and friends of Timothy to get together and raise money (no experience is necessary)! Click here to volunteer.
Each year Timothy Christian makes and sells Banket, 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.
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.
Watch this space for information about Banket Day in 2019!
PiE hosts two book fairs: the Barnes & Noble Book Fair and an on-campus Spring Book Fair.
- Barnes & Noble Book Fair (November 12, 2019): 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): 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
Box Tops for Education is a program designed to enable anyone to help raise money for their schools. When you buy a participating product, you cut out the Box Tops logo and send it to school.
Timothy receives a minimum of 10¢ for every ‘Box Top’ that is sent in. Each year this means a lot of money for our school and you don’t have to spend a dime more! 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. Anyone can help us, so collect them from you friends, neighbors, and relatives and send them in.
Box tops can be brought to any of the school offices.
The Box Top coordinator is looking for volunteers to help, use this link to learn more and sign up to help
Thanks for your support of this program!
Butter Braid Fundraiser
PiE is happy to announce that the annual Butter Braid fundraiser will be back this spring on March 10-26. 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.
Gift Wrap Fundraiser
Each year, a fundraiser is held in the fall. The items typically include gift wrap, jewelry, specialty foods, home decor, totes, candles, outdoor items, candy and much, much more! Delivery takes place before Christmas so perfect for holiday gift giving.
Watch the TCS News or this space for more information fall of 2019.
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.
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Toy and Clothing Resale
Twice a year Timothy hosts a toy and clothing resale. Anyone can register to sell or shop. Mark your calendars for our fall resale, which will be September 21 from 8-12 pm. We need help! Sellers, Donors, and Volunteers are needed to make this fundraiser and success. It’s a great way to meet other TCS parents. Questions? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org .Click this link for more information.
Tuesday Pizza Fundraiser
Big News! This will now be Weekly! Full day Kindergarten–6th grade only!
- Cheese pizza from Mama Maria’s on Tuesday. 2 slices is $5 per week ($165 per year)
- PiE Tuesday Lunch will begin September 10, 2019.
- Registration will open August 16 after class lists go out.
- Registration will close midnight August 29, 2019 – No exceptions after this date!
- Watch your inbox on August 16 for more details on how to register for this fundraiser.
IMPORTANT BILLING DETAILS:
YOUR TIMOTHY ACCOUNT WILL BE BILLED FOR YOUR TUESDAY PiE LUNCH. If you wish to settle the PiE lunch cost by Check, Cash or Credit Card* you MUST do so by September 12, 2018, IN THE BUSINESS OFFICE ONLY. After this date your charges will apply to your FACTS account. Note: On the registration you may choose to be charged all fees 1x on your FACTS account in October or have the cost split up over 9 FACTS payments beginning in October.
*A 2% convenience fee applies to Credit Card transaction