Parent Teacher Organization


“Fundraising is, first and foremost, a form of ministry…Fundraising is proclaiming what we believe in such a way that we offer other people an opportunity to participate with us in our vision and mission.”
–Henri J.M Nouwen

Schools can become hard-pressed to cover everything with their budget. As such, many schools turn to fundraising to help alleviate some expenses. Parent Teacher Organizations (PTO) are the parental backbone of the school community. The St. Francis of Assisi School PTO provides the extra needed support that the school needs through fundraising. While we aim to raise money for the school, we also want to enliven school spirit. Fundraising allows us to strengthen our school community by bringing together the St. Francis families.

PTO fundraising activities for St. Francis of Assisi School contribute to maintaining an affordable tuition. At St. Francis of Assisi School, there is a required fundraising fee per family. An explanation of this requirement is found in two places:

  • In the St. Francis of Assisi School Fundraising Handbook,
  • In the St. Francis of Assisi Parent-Student Handbook under ‘Fundraising’.

The PTO is always looking for new ways to create fellowship among the school community. Please feel free to contact the PTO President with any suggestions, questions or concerns. The Fundraising Handbook provides information on various fundraising activities at St. Francis of Assisi School.

Here are some of our fundraising activities:

  • Walk-A-Thon                         
  • Yankee Candle                   
  • Box Tops         
  • Cupcake Days
  • Used Book Sale 
  • Used Uniform Closet
  • Spring Event

Volunteers are welcome and are always needed for our fundraising activities. A webpage will be created under the PTO tab as a particular event is approaching. You will find details regarding the fundraising event including “How to Volunteer”.


Thank you for your continued support of the
St. Francis of Assisi PTO!










For PTO comments, suggestions, or questions please contact the school office at 703.221.3868.


2017 PTO Auction Sponsors*

Abel Industries, Inc.

Century 21 Redwood Realty
Kristin Burns

Child & Family Counseling Center - Dr. Renee Burdett

Flynn & O'Hara

Geico - Stinson Insurance

Hair and Nail Designers  

Knights of Columbus #9259

Abigail Miller & Associates,          PLLC (Woodbridge)

Overland 4x4

Patricio Enterprises

Potomac & Rappahannock Transportation Commission

Todos Supermarket                     (Dumfries)

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