Direct Giving

Did you know that Colorado is the 14th richest state but ranks at the bottom (42nd) in per-pupil spending, $2,300 below the national average per pupil?!  This is why we fundraise!  

2017-2018 Direct Giving Events – Save the Date!!

  • Write A Check To High Tech: Friday, September 15, 2017
  • Oktoberfest Celebration: Saturday, October 7, 2017
  • Winter Olympic Games: Saturday, November 4, 2017 1-6pm

High Tech Winter Olympic Games- Athlete? Mathlete? Bikini shape? Dad bod? Does! Not! Matter! We, the High Tech Olympic Committee, would like to formally invite one and all to compete in the 1st Annual Stapleton Winter Olympics, November 4, 2017, from 1pm to 6pm. Showcase your athleticism at (Soap) Hockey, Biathlon, Curling and Bobsledding all while enjoying a few beverages and donating to our favorite school; High Tech Elementary.

As an added bonus (or for those wishing to spectate only), attendees have the chance to taste and judge the Stapleton Home Brew (beer) competition. Judge entry fee is only $15 per person and includes the tasting chalice. Getting hungry? Refuel, replenish and close the games by enjoying some delicious chili and all the sides that go with it.

You do not have to have a team to compete, just bring your wallet, your competitive spirit and a helmet. Safety first… no need to damage what remaining brain cells we have left! Dress appropriate to compete for the GOLD medal! RSVP Here!

Childcare is available for $15 per child three (3) years and older. It is located at the High Tech Elementary School, and you can choose to pick-up your child(ren) at any time during the event, just bring a valid id. Childcare must be reserved here.  Click “Events” and select “Winter Olympic Childcare” from the drop-down menu. Let the games begin!


What is Direct Giving? Direct Giving is the simple, efficient and direct way of donating money to our school. Each year several social events are organized bringing together parents and teachers, and celebrating our common goals for the school and our children. When a family contributes any amount of money during a direct giving event, 100% of the funds go directly to High Tech Elementary School. We do not ask our families to sell magazines, cookie dough, wrapping paper or other merchandise. By making a donation directly to the school, our families save time and energy, and they are ensured that ALL of their donation benefits the school, not just a small percentage of merchandise purchased. Plus, all donations are tax deductible.

During our annual direct giving campaign, many generous families give one-time donations, recurring monthly donations or buy raffle tickets at one of our events. Additionally, we have the opportunity for large corporate matching donations. Please verify with your HR department to find out if you can double your donations. Click here for a list of companies that offer corporate-matching-gifts.


In 2017-2018, your contributions will help fund our Library Tech for the school year, provide more advanced chapter books for our library, and supply a variety of eBooks for our children. Additional funds raised help support PTA-sponsored community events and additional student and staff needs.

A heartfelt thank you goes to our Direct Giving Chair, Daphne Manns and to all of our host families for their hard work putting together these events. None of this would be possible without our amazing HTES parents!

Past Direct Giving Events: Over the last three years, Direct Giving parties have generated over $150,000, allowing HTES to fund the FOSS Science Curriculum, hundreds of library books, dozens of computers, iPads and eBooks, the Avid4Adventure program and the Next Gen Paras program, just to name a few!

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