Support Our Students & Community Through PTA Fundraisers


Q: Why do we fundraise?

A: The Coe PTA is committed to helping students become their best selves and reach their full social, emotional, and academic potential by engaging and supporting families, teachers, and school leadership. Our annual efforts fund and supplement supports and resources not provided by the district that have a direct impact on each student at Coe, particularly our students with greatest need.

Q: Where does the money go?

A: Each year our PTA strives to raise, at minimum, $250,000 to fund our annual PTA Grant which supports vital and essential roles at our school. As an example, for the 2021-22 school year, the PTA fully and partially funded the following:

  • School Counselor
  • Reading Specialists
  • Tutors who provide academic and social support for students
  • Increased Librarian time – This increase allows Coe to operate a master schedule that provides each student with more specialist time each day (visual and performing arts, health & fitness, library, and social emotional learning).

Additionally, the PTA supports a variety of enrichment activities and efforts that make a positive contribution to our children and our community such as giving projects, staff appreciation, library support, safety patrol and supplies/resources for both classrooms and specialists (art, music, PE, science, technology), as well as on the playground.

Q: How do we raise the money we need?

A: Through two large fundraisers: Fall Fund Drive and Coe Auction. Fall Fund Drive (September 21 – October 21) : Our annual Fall Fund Drive is one of our most important fundraising efforts of the year. Our goal is to raise $80,000 and every dollar goes to help support the programs and teachers at our school. All families will also have the option to donate to an underfunded PTA and/or education organization selected by our DREI Committee.

Coe Auction (March): The Coe Auction consists of a silent auction leading up to a live in-person auction. It’s a fun evening of dinner, dancing and donating! Our auction is the largest annual fundraiser for Coe Elementary with a goal of raising $200,000 to bridge the gap for supports and opportunities accessible to all Coe students that are not funded by the school district.

Additional Fundraisers

  • Jog-A-Thon (proceeds benefit Coe PTA)
  • Islandwood fundraising for 5th grade students (proceeds from Monster Mash, game night, popcorn sales benefit Islandwood)
  • Cookie Dough (minimal proceeds split between Coe PTA and Islandwood)
  • Spirit Wear (proceeds benefit Coe PTA)
  • Journey with an Afghan School Coin Drive (all proceeds benefit Sahar Education)
  • Coe Cares Drives (food drive, book drive, and more to benefit our communities with the greatest need)


We appreciate all of the efforts you are able to make throughout the year, and welcome you to participate in any way that is meaningful to you and your family. Coe would truly not be the educational institution it is today without the generosity and support of our parent community.