Support Van Ness

Support Van Ness Elementary!

There are many ways you can support our students, teachers, and school community. More and more ways to support our school will be announced as we get off the ground. But there are things you can do immediately to help us make sure Van Ness Elementary is the best school it can be.


You can make a donation online. Click on the "donate now" button on the right side of the page. If you are interested in making a donation via check, or have questions, contact Kat Wilson, our Van Ness PTO president, at

Get involved with the Van Ness Parent Teacher Organization!

It takes a village. Get involved with the Van Ness PTO to help us grow and shape our school. We have numerous volunteer opportunities throughout the year where we could use your help. In addition, if you have a special skill or expertise (e.g., photography, website design, community outreach), we would love to hear from you. Email us at!

Register at AmazonSmile!

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, 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 (which is exactly the same as the regular Amazon site.)

Support Your Otters with Every Trip to the Grocery Store!

Van Ness Elementary School is now registered with the Harris Teeter Together in Education program! 5% of all Private Label purchases will be contributed by Harris Teeter to the our account. Log in to your VIC account or stop by the store to link your VIC card to the Van Ness account (account number 3472). Every time you shop, Van Ness will get 5% of your purchase on applicable items. It's that simple! Tell all your friends! And don't worry if your card is already linked to another can link up to five schools for each VIC card.

Link your Giant rewards card to Van Ness. Every time you shop and use your rewards card, 5% of your purchase of applicable items will be donated to Van Ness.