Wish Night

Thank you for a wonderful year, please check back in Fall of 2021 for new opportunities to donate to your child’s classroom.

What is Wish Night?

Wish Night is held in conjunction with Back-To-School Night. It’s an opportunity for parents to meet their child(ren)’s teacher(s) and learn about some of the exciting programs and projects their child(ren) will be involved in during the school year.

Each year, we ask our teachers to create a list of supplemental equipment, technology, books and supplies that they would love to have for your child(ren)’s classroom. Through Wish Night, you donate directly to your child(ren)’s classroom and without your donation your child(ren)’s classroom would not be able to afford these materials.

How is the money from Wish Night distributed within Arroyo Vista?

Wish Night donations are allocated to 3 areas at Arroyo Vista according to your wishes. You can designate how much of your donation should go to your child(ren)’s classroom, towards School-Wide programs or the Principal’s Discretionary Fund.  School-Wide programs include Front Office, Resource (RSP), Music Teacher, Computer Lab/Technology, Library, Theater Arts Teacher, Speech and Language, Visual Arts Teacher, Counselor, and the Garden Program. A list of the school-wide programs is detailed on the attached Wish Night Contribution form.

Can I contribute later in the year?

Yes. PTA accepts donations throughout the school year. However, if teachers receive their Wish Night contributions early in the year, it makes it easier for them to budget accordingly.

Your Wish Night contribution is 100% tax-deductible as a charitable contribution (Tax ID #95-6206522).

Many companies will match your contribution.  Don’t forget to find out if yours is one of them.


Questions about Wish Night?  Contact Erik Gammell, VP of Wish Night.