How We Do It

The Vine Hill PTA exists to raise needed funds to provide exceptional programs and support to our 570 students.  ALL of our kids benefit, and this work of fundraising is made easy when ALL of us join in.

Our fundraising goal for a typical school year is $240,000.00.  Our “official” fundraisers are:

  • Direct Donation Drive 

  • Drive for Schools 

  • Loyalty Rewards Promotion

  • Annual Read-A-Thon 

  • Auction

You will also enjoy other fundraising efforts sprinkled throughout the year-- Bake Sales, Spirit Wear and others!

Every single cent brings us closer to our goal, and supporting these efforts with participation is so very important to our success.  The PTA will require $450 for each of our children, so anything we can do to cover our own children and help cover others will bring us to success!

Direct Donation & Membership Drive

Raising Hands

Join the PTA

Each school year the Vine Hill Parent Teacher Association funds roughly $240,000 in programs, people, supplies and technology for our school. This is approximately $420 per student. The PTA uses the money raised each year to pay for what the state is not funding: equipment, supplies and staff for the computer lab, life lab, art, music and WOW science program. It also pays for our school site beautification, our incredible Academic Intervention Aides and yard duty staff as well as supplies funds for our teachers to use in their classrooms. Can you imagine what our school would be like without these essential programs and people?

The Vine Hill Bear Society Direct Donation Drive has increased its fundraising goal to $90,000 this year. It is hoped that families will take advantage of this - the easiest way to donate to our children. It gets more money to our classrooms and allows your money to work harder for our students. 100% of your donation goes directly to our school and is 100% tax deductible! We urge you to seriously consider this quick and easy way of bringing funds directly to our students.

As each child requires a minimum of $420 to maintain the programs our school offers, we are asking all families to consider donating as much as their personal circumstances will allow. 

  • $100+ Brown Bear Level

  • $200+ Black Bear Level

  • $350+ Grizzly Bear Level

  • $500+ Vine Hill Bear Level – Fully funds programs and people for one child for one year!

  • $1000+ Golden Bear Level – Fully funds programs and people for two children for one year!

  • $2000+ Platinum Bear Level – Fully funds programs and people for four children for one year!

All donations include membership to our school PTA and the California State PTA. For families who are unable to contribute to our direct donation drive, we encourage you to become members of these organizations and show your support with a $25 membership fee. All donations are greatly appreciated. 

Many companies provide employees matching contributions to Vine Hill School PTA, a non-profit organization. Company matching can provide significant funding to our school and can help to preserve our students’ favorite programs. Be sure to provide your employer with our Tax ID# 94-6174601 to maximize the benefits of your generous donation. THIS IS FREE MONEY FOR OUR SCHOOL! PLEASE CONTACT US IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS.

Additionally, we are pleased to announce the option of donating though PayPal! This makes donating quick and easy. Please visit Be sure to list your child(ren)’s names and teacher’s names in the notes section!

Do you have questions on how to get involved? Contact me, Sharon Green at


Girl in Class

Read and Raise Funds

The Read-A-Thon planning is underway! Our teachers and kids are READING and helping Vine Hill School at the same time! ALL reading takes place IN CLASS and students get sponsors from their friends and family. In addition, each class has it's own Adopt-A-Class sponsor and will also have a community reader visit to read a book!

To sign up your child or pledge a student please click here.

Community Readers Program

As part of our Read-A-Thon we have community readers in each classroom.  In the past we have had police officers, fire fighters, artists, musicians, scientists, local politicians and more. These community readers help our Vine Hill readers to understand the relevance and importance of reading in different careers.

For Information Contact:

Maren Peduto at

Want to be a Sponsor for only $300?

Your company logo or name will be in front of more than 400 local families in different media forms.

Drive For Schools

In the Classroom

Drive for Schools & Support Vine Hill School!

Founded in 2005 by Subaru of Santa Cruz and now sponsored by the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Despite the pandemic, Drive for Schools successfully raised over $423,000 for local schools in 2020 and has raised more than $7.2 million total since 2005. 100% of ticket sales goes to the school!

Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is more committed than ever to ensuring this important fundraiser for Santa Cruz County schools continues to thrive. 

The grand prize and five $1,000 cash prizes are provided by the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. All other prizes are generously donated by the local businesses listed below. We are grateful for their support!

Vine Hill School keeps 100% of our ticket sales, so every single cent of every single ticket sold remains with the Vine Hill School PTA. If each Vine Hill student sold JUST ONE packet of tickets our PTA would earn $14,000! LET’S DO THIS BEARS!

The contest will begin with a set of tickets in each Vine Hill student’s Friday Folder on October 1st and will run through October 17. The drawing will take place on Sunday, October 24 at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Good luck!

Auction Series

Teenagers in Library

Bid and We All Win!

We at Vine Hill Elementary School in Scotts Valley are gearing up for our annual Auction Series this year!  With our Annual Read-A-Thon in early Spring and our Live Gala Event TBD we are building with momentum and excitement as we prepare to celebrate our fantastic students, our accomplished teachers and our incredible school community throughout these events this spring!

This benefit event is crucially important to our school.  The Vine Hill Parent Teacher Association funds nearly $240,000.00 in programs and staff.  With this funding, our students have important enrichment opportunities like Art, Music, Science, a Computer Lab, a Life Lab garden, Academic Intervention Assistants and Yard Duty staff.  Without these funds, the kids have none of this.  Alongside our other fundraisers, our Spring Auction Series is the cornerstone of our funding, and we are fortunate to experience immense school and community-wide support.

While the Auction Series will not begin until early 2021, we have fantastic ways for YOU to get involved even now:

  • Get involved with planning these events!  Enthusiastic help is needed on our Procurement, Marketing and Venue teams.  Interested?  We will find a great slot for you! 

  • Consider donating to the Vine Hill Auction.  Are you a business owner?  Do you offer a service or products that could be an auction item?  Do you have a vacation home or time-share?

  • Consider sponsorship of the Vine Hill Auction.  Do you own a business that would benefit from exposure to this key demographic of families with school-aged children?  We firmly believe that supporting the Vine Hill Auction Series is a smart decision for your marketing dollars.


Loyalty Programs

Raising Hands

Shop and Earn

Supporting Vine Hill School through your regular shopping is the easiest way to support our kids!  We are all online shopping anyway, so why not earn money for school at the same time?

It takes less than five minutes to set up, and here is what you do:

1. Go to

2. Choose "2285 Vine Hill PTA" as your charity

4. Then SHOP! That's it! Amazon will give back to the school based on your purchases through Amazon.

A few things to know…...

  • You must login to AmazonSmile to earn money for the school. The Amazon app on your phone does not work the same. You can create a shortcut on your smart phone that will take you to AmazonSmile.

  • The money does add up fast! We encourage you to help out the school with this "free" money.


Upcoming Events

  • Drive For Schools
    Fri, Sep 24
    Online Ticket Sales
    Sep 24, 12:00 PM PDT – Oct 17, 12:00 AM PDT
    Online Ticket Sales
    Enter to win $25,000, five $1,000 cash prizes, and much more! Tickets are $5 each or 6 for $25.