Supporting Amidon-Bowen Elementary School 

Thank you for caring about Amidon-Bowen Elementary School.  You can be a powerful voice for all children and an advocate for public education by supporting the Amidon-Bowen Elementary School PTA. Your gift will strengthen family and community engagement in schools, elevate the voices of families in critical child advocacy work and support programs that improve student outcomes.  There are many ways you and the community can support us.  Please see below for different avenues to positively impact Amidon-Bowen!

Purchase Back-to-School Supplies

We are currently trying to acquire requested back-to-school supplies for all teachers. If you would like to contribute to the back-to-school drive, please purchase supplies here: ABES’s Amazon Wish List

Direct Financial Support

The Annual Fund provides funding for classroom support, school supplies, field trips, special programs, family engagement and much more. In the coming months, you’ll receive progress updates via “ Tiger Tidbits”. You’ll know how your contribution is being put to work and the results that are being achieved.

Provide direct support now:

*Please contact Marty Welles (PTA Treasurer) if you need proof of payment for a charitable tax deduction.


Shopping Partners

 AmazonSmile The AmazonSmile program is a simple and automatic way for you to support ABES every time you shop on Amazon, at no cost to you. Just visit to AmazonSmile (, and select “Amidon Pta in order for ABES to receive donations from your eligible purchases. Then, Amazon will remember your selection, and every eligible purchase you make at will result in a donation to ABES.
BoxTops This year we can do it!  Our goal is to make $2,000 in Box Tops awards.  While you shop, take a look at your grocery store products for the Box Tops emblem.  Cut these out and submit to the school.  We make 10 cents on every Box Tops collected!
Harris Teeter Linking your school to your VIC Card is easy! When you shop Harris Teeter brands, a percentage of your purchase is donated to the school that your VIC card is linked to. There are NO LIMITS to how much a school can earn.

** If you are not yet a member of My Harris Teeter, please sign up for an account so you can link your VIC card. Don’t forget – All VIC cards must be linked yearly!

TIE schools earn funds from August through May of each school year.

eScrip eScrip is the best way to raise funds for the organizations you want to support. After you’ve signed up, earning is easy – just shop at thousands of eScrip merchants online, and grocers and drug stores in your town.


Buy Classroom Supplies

Our teachers need additional supplies to support their curriculum. You can directly support a classroom by shopping for each teacher’s wish list. You may ship directly to the school (401 Eye St SW, Washington, DC 20024), and please include the teacher’s name.


There are many wonderful things that the PTA is involved with in our school and community.  None of these events would be possible without help from all of us.  If you have any time at all to assist the PTA, please let sign up on our Volunteer List.

Please consider helping from home or at the school, during the day or after hours.  There are many different ways in which you can help.  You don’t have to give up all of your spare time, but if you could volunteer just a little of your time it would make a world of difference to the School and the PTA.


Amidon-Bowen Partnerships

We’d like to recognize our valued partnerships in the community.  These organizations, large and small businesses, and community advocacy groups make major differences in the direction of Amidon-Bowen.

For a full list of partners, please see our School Partners page.