This fall, donations to FLITE are helping many children in Tredyffrin/Easttown Schools, especially those who face barriers to their educational success, get a great start in school.
  • Currently 119 students are receiving regular academic support in After School Homework Programs at TESD's five elementary schools and two middle schools, with bus transportation home. Teachers report that students' participation in after school programs is beneficial to academic achievement and social adjustment.
  • Within our district, 12 children are now attending preschool thanks to the Preschool Tuition Assistance Program funded by FLITE. Research has shown that access to high quality preschool improves educational performance and outcomes.
  • Nearly 150 T/E students started school this fall with new backpacks and/or flash drives provided through the T&E Care School Supplies Program supported by FLITE.
  • More than 200 students are using graphing calculators required for Algebra, Geometry and other advanced math classes through the FLITE-funded Graphing Calculators Program.
  • Through the FLITE-funded Music in Our Schools Program, 22 schoolchildren are now learning, practicing and performing music on instruments they would not have otherwise. This opportunity can foster a love of music, creative expression and student confidence.

Thank you for supporting a great start to the school year for so many local children through these and many other programs funded by FLITE. Every day, these students are growing in preschool, proudly carrying new school supplies and instruments, and receiving the after school homework support they need.
Donations truly are changing lives through education in our community.

I volunteer for FLITE because FLITE is making a difference for these students and others like them everyday. Although we live in a relatively affluent school district, some of our students can't afford musical instruments, calculators or preschool. I'm proud to donate my time and money to an organization that provides kids with opportunities, support and academic tools and programs that can help them succeed.

As always, thank you for your interest in and support of FLITE.

Rachel Gibbs


P.S. For more information about FLITE and the programs it supports, visit http://www.flite-pa.orgAsk a guidance counselor about program participation and qualification criteria.

FLITE thanks C.A.S.E. - Conestoga Alumni Supporting Excellence raises $5,000 for FLITE at its Golf Outing 
 Conestoga Central League Champion Golfers & C.A.S.E. Alumni 
On Sunday, September 14th at Downingtown Country Club, golfers, including Stoga Varsity Golf team members and some "more seasoned" graduates, enjoyed a beautiful day on the golf course with all proceeds benefiting FLITE. Many thanks to Conestoga golf coach Kevin Pechin for his role in organizing golfers and auction items for this great event. And, as always, kudos to this dedicated group of Conestoga graduates who golf for FLITE every year. 

Community Donations
A special thank you to the many local groups that have helped increase awareness of FLITE and donated time and money to support FLITE and T/E students, including:
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Hillside Elementary School PTO
  • Hillside Elementary School Staff Social Committee
  • New Eagle Elementary  School PTO
  • SEI
  • Stoga Connects
  • TE Connectivity
  • TEEA 
       Nickels for nonprofits
  • Thanks to Whole Foods Market Devon store and our community, FLITE raised over $2,000 through the Whole Foods Devon Nickels for Nonprofits event.
Do You Know....
children who attend a quality preschool program enter kindergarten significantly more school-ready and have better long term academic success? 


A donation of $200 to FLITE will fund preschool for one child for one month.

Back by Popular Demand!

 FLITE  vs.

The Harlem Wizards

Save the Dates

March 20 & 21, 2015

Conestoga High School Gym


 New for 2015 - 
Online Ticket Purchasing!
Look for more information 
in the 
FLITE Winter Newsletter. 

Thinking About Holiday Gifts? Honoring Your Favorite Teacher Has Never Been Easier!


FLITE Staff Tributes are a great way to recognize the efforts of a special T/E employee and to honor those who have made a difference in your child's education.

Our teachers love them:

"It was an honor to learn about the FLITE donations made in my name. Realizing that parents notice our efforts was very rewarding and motivating to me professionally."


"FLITE tributes are very special. First, it's nice to be remembered by current and former students. It's an honor for sure. Also, it feels great knowing that the donation is going to an important organization that will help kids in our district succeed." 


Help FLITE Help Kids


Through FLITE, our community provides access to after school academic support, preschool, summer enrichment, technology, musical instruments, college preparation and other assistance that truly makes a difference for hundreds of local children. 

FLITE's "Help FLITE Help Kids" fundraising campaign is underway. Help us support local, educational programs for students.

If you are a Pennsylvania resident you can now make a donation online to FLITE with your PayPal account or any major credit card.  


Click "Donate Online" above 

- it takes only a minute!

Thanks to our hard-working volunteers, 97% of your donations were spent directly on programs last year.  

  • Visit FLITE to learn more about how you can help make a difference for local children and schools.
  • Please take advantage of matching gift programs if they are available from your employer. 
  • FLITE is a United Way participant (#19698).
Board of Trustees Elect New Member
Anne Bondi was elected to the Board of Trustees in September. Anne has been active with the After School Homework Program where she will continue to devote her energies.

Join Us!
The next FLITE Board Meeting is scheduled for:
January 21, 2015
7:00 pm
at the T/E School District Administrative Offices.
FLITE is an IRS-recognized non-profit organization. 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.