The holidays are the best time to reflect on our priorities and to recognize all the people that add a richness to our lives. For FLITE, we remain dedicated to helping students in the T/E School District to receive a quality education. Kids are our priority and fortunately, they are your priority too! We can't think of a better time to give thanks for the people who make it possible for FLITE to successfully create opportunities and enhance achievement for T/E students.


FLITE is an all-volunteer organization that relies on the donations of individuals and corporations to fund the programs we support. Our board members and volunteers are an impressive group of talented individuals who care about kids and devote countless hours to FLITE. Our donors share hard-earned money to fund our programs. We are so grateful to you for your generosity of time and money. The students in our schools are better off because of you.


May you and your families enjoy precious time together and may you have a happy and healthy New Year. 


With heartfelt appreciation from FLITE,


Chris Caine

Newsletter Co-Editor
FLITE Communications

Program Spotlight

After School Homework Program


71% of Elementary School Homework Program participants showed moderate to strong improvement in overall school performance and 90% of Middle School Homework Program participants improved or remained the same in overall school performance in 2012/2013.

If I just hit delete, I won't have to eat anymore homework.
The After School Homework Program continues to be our core program. In the past six years, the student outcomes have been:
  • increased interest and more positive attitude in school
  • greater homework completion rates
  • better performance in the classroom
  • improved attendance

This program has also helped to build trust, rapport, and communication between families and the school staff. Clearly, the encouragement and support given to students after school has had positive results. If you know of a student who should be enrolled in this program, please contact the student's guidance counselor.

FLITE Extends Appreciation

FLITE would like to thank the following businesses and organizations for their support:

Vertex Inc.
A remarkable donation was made by Vertex as part of the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit ("EITC") program. The donation will be used to support several of FLITE's programs to provide academic support for children in the T/E School District, including College/Post-High School Preparation and Planning Workshops, Summer Learning Programs and Classroom Innovation. Vertex is a privately held Berwyn based company that employs over 600 professionals in ten offices throughout the world. The significant gift to FLITE is a reflection of their commitment to the education of local children. Jeff Westphal, President and CEO, and his sisters Stefanie and Amanda, co-owners and board members of Vertex, are Conestoga High School graduates and generous community supporters. 


Penn Liberty Bank
We are grateful for the consistently generous donations given to us by Penn Liberty Bank. Thank you for your loyal support of our programs.
Malvern Federal Charitable Foundation 
We recently received a generous grant from this local foundation. Thank you for your concern for the children in the T/E School District.
We were pleased to receive this substantial donation as part of the EITC Program. These funds will support the FLITE-funded Music in Our Schools Program.
Neighborhood League Shops
Neighborhood League Shops made a significant gift to help fund FLITE Programs. This local nonprofit organization has 3 stores located in downtown Wayne.  

CCRESChester County Regional Educational Services
An impressive grant from CCRES will be used to support FLITE's After School Homework Program in the T/E School District elementary and middle schools.

Bryn Mawr Trust 
We are grateful to this local bank for their generous donation to FLITE. This donation was also part of the EITC Program. 
Please learn more about these businesses and thank them for their support of FLITE
Thank you to these individuals and organizations for supporting FLITE with their events.  

Conestoga Alumni Supporting Excellence - C.A.S.E.
We were very pleased to receive the proceeds from the September Sixth Annual C.A.S.E. Golf Outing. This dedicated group runs the best golf Case logoouting in the area. If you want to get involved, C.A.S.E is looking for local CHS alumni to join their group. 
Class of 1963 50th Reunion
A generous donation was made by the Class of 1963 as part of their reunion celebrations. What a nice way to give back to your alma mater. Thank you for thinking of FLITE. 
Dennis McAndrews  
"If JFK Survived Dallas: Presidential Reflections at Age 96" was performed by local attorney and FLITE board member, Dennis McAndrews at Conestoga High School on October 21st. Over 300 community members attended this thought provoking event and donations from the night benefitted the CHS FLITE Club. In addition, FLITE was the recipient of a donation resulting from the post show "meet the playwright and actor" gathering at 30 Main in Berwyn.
We also thank Dennis McAndrews and McAndrews Law Offices for sponsoring FLITE for Constant Contact's Cares 4 Kids Program.


Landmark Americana Main Line
Landmark Americana Main Line donated 15% of food and beverage purchases made by FLITE supporters visiting their restaurant on October 12, 2013. Entertainment provided by The Sofa Kings was enjoyed by all attending this "friendraiser."
Seven Summits Therapy and Fitness
On Thanksgiving Day 2013 Seven Summits Therapy and Fitness held its Sixth Annual 5K Turkey Trot (Run/Walk) and named FLITE as beneficiary this year. The energy of the participants was invigorating and contagious. Thank you to all who ran or donated your time on behalf of FLITE.
The Shand Tract Civic Association
A generous donation was received 
from the Shand Tract Civic Association's Sixteenth Annual Tyler Hedges Race and Fair weekend. We appreciate the thoughtfulness of this special neighborhood and their donors to this special event.
Staff Tributes 


Holiday Gifts


staff tribute photo
Are you looking for a gift to give to your child's teacher or coach to celebrate the holidays or the end of the season? Your tax deductible donation to FLITE is a great way to honor the special individuals who have worked hard to help your child this fall.
The person(s) you wish to honor will receive a personalized notecard notifying them of your donation to FLITE. For more information or to make a staff tribute, please visit our website.
FLITE is an IRS-recognizednon-profitorganization.The official registration and financial information of the Foundation for Learning In Tredyffrin/Easttown may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement. Due to restrictions on solicitations by non-profit corporations, this solicitation is directed towards residents of Pennsylvania only.

What parents are saying about the FLITE-funded School Supplies Program: 


"Thank you for helping our son with school supplies. As he returns to CHS, I am mindful and thankful for the assistance you have given my family."
"My children are ready for school with everything they materially need. Our family is grateful in the knowledge that we live in a community of caring and generous people who are committed to helping its 
children who might be experiencing difficult circumstances."
Upcoming FLITE Board Meeting
December 4th 7:00pm
T/E School District Administrative Offices, Suite 1700
940 West Valley Road Wayne. 

All are welcome.
Save the Date 
The Harlem Wizards are Returning for March Madness
March 21st, 2014
Game begins 7:00PM 
Conestoga High School 

We hope to see you there! Please check the FLITE vs. Harlem Wizards event page of our website for ticket information in January. Sponsorship information is posted. This event has sold out for two years straight. Don't miss the opportunity to share in the fun.  
ATTN: Businesses- This is a great opportunity to support education and promote your business at the same time. Sponsorships are available now.
Photographer needed
new help wanted
We are looking for a volunteer to attend FLITE events and take pictures that can be published
in newsletters, on our website, Facebook page, and in news releases. If you are interested, please contact Paige Skelly at

Program Participation and New Program Ideas


Quick Link  

Listing of FLITE Programs

If you know of a child who could benefit from any of FLITE's programs, please contact their guidance department. 

FLITE raises money to fund programs designed to ensure that students with financial or environmental barriers have the tools and support they need to meet academic expectations. 
FLITE works with the T/E School District and community to identify areas of need and to support programs that increase the opportunity for academic success.
FLITE is not involved with selecting participants and is not aware of their identities. School guidance counselors and teachers work together to determine who should participate in FLITE funded programs.
Teachers, if you have an idea for a new FLITE program, please contact your principal and T/E School District guidance department, or submit your idea via the FLITE website "Contact Us" page, 

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