Summer is a time of opportunity. The opportunity to sleep a little later, read a good book, try something new, and practice skills needed to succeed in school. Thanks to your support, FLITE is able to extend summer enrichment opportunities to hundreds of T/E students who would not experience them otherwise.
  • FLITE funds are used to purchase summer reading books at both T/E middle schools and the Easttown Library. These programs ensure that all T/E students have access to required summer reading books so that they may fully participate in classroom activities and discussions in the fall. 
  • FLITE supports summer reading for our youngest readers through Reading Adventure Packs. These instructional aids are given to registered T/E pre-kindergarteners and provide quality, age appropriate reading materials and activities. 
  • FLITE offers tuition assistance to a number of local summer educational camps. Through these camps, students are offered a variety of enriching academic, leadership and creative arts opportunities.

Please help our T/E students who seek summer enrichment by sending a donation to FLITE. Your donation will help students most vulnerable to summer slide so that they return to school ready to succeed.

FLITE is grateful for you and your continued support of our mission to help kids. Wishing you a happy, healthy and enriching summer!


With gratitude,

Rachel Gibbs

FLITE, Chair

P.S. If your student requires summer reading books, or financial assistance to attend an educational camp, please contact your school guidance counselor for program participation criteria and information.

For more information about FLITE and the programs it supports, visit

A special thank you to these local businesses, foundations and organizations

Premier Donors:
Neighborhood League Shops

For the 4th year in a row, the Neighborhood League Shops Foundations, Inc. made a substantial gift to help fund FLITE Programs.  FLITE is thankful for their continued generous support. The Neighborhood League Shops maintains four consignment/donation stores in Wayne that raise monies designated for donation to local nonprofit organizations.

CCRES- Chester County Regional Educational Services

FLITE is pleased to receive a generous grant from CCRES for the 3rd year in a row. This grant will help FLITE fund the T/E School District's After School Homework Program in the elementary and middle schools. The mission of CCRES is to ensure quality educational and human service programs for children, families, and schools through innovative partnerships.

TE Connectivity

For each of the past 3 years, the TE Connectivity Foundation has awarded a generous grant to FLITE to fund the purchase of computers and calculators for children in TESD schools who may not otherwise have access to these important educational tools. FLITE is grateful to the TE Connectivity Foundation for its continued support.

Vertex  Inc.

Vertex Inc., of Berwyn, awarded a generous grant to FLITE again this year. Funds will be used to support the College/Post-High School Preparation and Planning Workshops and Summer Learning Programs. The donation was made as part of the PA Educational Improvement Tax Credit ("EITC") program. "Vertex strongly believes in corporate support for organizations that strengthen the local community, especially through education," said Amanda Westphal-Radcliffe, Director of Vertex and Conestoga graduate.

Conestoga High School Alumni Donors:
Class of 1962 Reunion Gift

The CHS Pioneer Class of 1962 presented a generous check to FLITE at the November 17, 2014 T/E School Board meeting. 

Members of the CHS '62 Gift Selection Committee present at the meeting included John Beatty, Linda Marlowe Carbo, class publicist Jim Hulton, Leslie Ferriman Stott, Jim Calvin, Dave Greer, Nick D'Orsaneo, and Sherry Byassee Collins.

FLITE Extends Appreciation to these other businesses and organizations for their support:

Berwyn United Methodist Nursery School
Bryn Mawr Trust Company
Colorcon, Inc.
Continental Bank Foundation
GE Foundation
Liberty Interactive Corporation
Meridian Bank
Mrs. Prothero's Class at Devon Elementary School
New Eagle Elementary School
Penn Liberty Bank
Shand Tract Civic Association
T/E Mom's Club
The Saturday Club
Tredyffrin Township Police Association
Valley Forge Middle School

Changes to the FLITE Board

At the recent board meeting, new officers were elected.

Chair - Hank Lloyd

Vice Chair - Tom Tobin
Secretary - Mary Guyer
Treasurer - Gretchen Guttman
Assistant Treasurer - Cathy McNamara 

The following were elected to the Board of Trustees: 

Beverly Bell (new)

Kathy Lieb (returning)
Cathy McNamara (returning)
Paige Skelly (returning)

Elected to the Advisory Board: 

Arionne Achackzad
Elizabeth Castleman
Ross Ellis
Jed Grobstein
Rev. Rashad Grove
Maren Levine
Susanne Stead

We look forward to working with the new officers as they begin their term on July 1st. We want to thank the outgoing officers and board members for the valuable contributions they have made to FLITE during their tenure. We appreciate all the hours and effort spent to benefit the students in the T/E School District.


We give special thanks and recognition to our outgoing Chair, Rachel Gibbs and Vice-Chair, Betsy Fadem. Under their leadership, we re-examined our organizational structure, policies, procedures and will move forward with a more efficient and effective organization. We continue to expanded our reach in the community, serving more T/E students who need our support.

Do You Want to Thank Someone For Making a Difference? 


Honoring Your Favorite Teacher, Counselor or Administrator Has Never Been Easier!

FLITE's Staff Tributes are a wonderful way for parents to recognize the extraordinary efforts of T/E's faculty and staff. By making this tax-deductible donation to FLITE, you can thank the dedicated individuals who have supported and encouraged your children throughout the school year. 
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Honorees will receive a personalized card notifying them of your donation.





Attention Golfers, CHS Graduates, and Reunion Committees:


Please mark your calendars for Sunday, September 13th for the Annual 

This is a great chance to get together with CHS alumni and friends while supporting FLITE at the same time. If you are celebrating a reunion this fall, consider adding this event to your celebration plans. All classes are welcome.

FLITE would like to acknowledge C.A.S.E, Conestoga Alumni Supporting Excellence for its long standing support. Over the last seven years, this exemplary group of CHS alumni has raised almost $35,000 to fund FLITE Programs. Thank you C.A.S.E!! 

C.A.S.E is recruiting members from all classes to continue this tradition of "Moving forward, by giving back" to the T/E Schools. This is an easy way to have some fun and contribute to the success of current students in the District. For more information, go to 

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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!


Save this Date
& Join Us

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The next FLITE 
Board Meeting is scheduled for:
September 15, 2015
7:00 pm
at the T/E School District Administrative Offices.

From time to time, FLITE has the need for individuals who may be interested in working with FLITE, serving on its Board of Trustees, or on its Advisory Board of Directors. If you, or someone you know, may have such an interest, please contact us at 

Wishing you a wonderful summer!
Congratulations to the Conestoga High School Class of 2015 and to the graduating members of the 

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.