How do we raise our funds?

    • Major Fundraiser in the Fall
    • Joining PTA
    • Spirit Nights
    • Community Partners programs (Box Tops, Labels for Education, Kroger Neighbor to Neighbor, Amazon Smile, etc.)
    • Selling Spirit Wear

How do we use our funds?

Independence Elementary PTA sponsors fun and educational events and activities for our Students, Faculty and Staff, such as: Back to School bash, Valentine’s and End of Year dances, Fall carnival, Cookies with Santa and Fine Arts Night, Maverick Math, Reflections Program, Teacher Appreciation Week.

We have also provided for our school office equipment like a die-cut system, books for Kindergartners’ library, recess equipment.

Please check later for more information on our Fall Major Fundraiser

and more ways to support our school.

Every single contribution counts!

Thank you for supporting Independence Elementary PTA!


Apex Fun Run

October 31-November 10, 2016

Fun Run Day November 10

Download the Apex Fun Run App


Dear Parents,

We are so excited to announce that our school will be participating in the Apex Fun Run again this year as our major Fall fundraiser! The Apex program will be with our students from October 31st – November 11th teaching leadership and fitness as we raise pledges to help our school. Please look in your child’s folder and for e-mails that will be sent to you from your teachers as the fun run gets nearer.

Please feel free to visit to learn about this interactive program that helps schools all over the country raise money, while promoting leadership and fitness. This year's character theme is Apex Legends, where students will join the Apex team in an exciting adventure to discover what it means to become a Legendary Leader

      • Learn!
      • Engage!
      • Give!
      • Empower!
      • Never Quit!
      • Do!

During the Apex Fun Run, students are challenged to get pledges for the laps they will run on Fun Run day to help our school. Students will run for 30 minutes and will run an average 26-36 laps, with the maximum amount of laps being 36 (each lap is 1/16th of a mile). Sponsors can pledge $1/lap, $2/lap, $5/lap, or any other amount for students. All students will receive their own pledge kit with an individual access code that allows you to enter pledges online. All students will receive Apex wrist bands, Apex race-day jerseys, and team awards. We will need your help in the following four ways:
      • Help connect your child to potential sponsors and help them acquire pledges from family, friends and contacts.
      • Ask your child about the “Apex Legend” character lessons, and download the FREE “Apex Fun Run” App!
      • Come to the Apex Fun Run and don’t forget to invite others to attend our fun-filled community event.
      • Help volunteer for the race! We need a few parents to help cheer on students and mark laps. If you would like to volunteer for your student’s race, please contact Malia Irby at

Thank you again for your continued support of Independence Elementary

and we are excited to begin this journey with you!


Clothing Drive

Independence Elementary PTA is partnering with Schoola for a Clothing Drive. It’s a great way to raise funds for our school. Schoola collects pre-loved women's and children’s clothes, preps and sells them online, and gives 40% of the proceeds back to us to help fund programs and events for our kids. That’s $2 out of every $5 earned back to our school!

Start cleaning your closets! PTA will send home some stickers so you can identify your bags filled with clothes donations. Stay tuned for more information. Our next Schoola Clothing Drive will be October 7th,2016