Parents’ Association

Welcome! When you join the Birchwood community, your family is welcomed as a member of the Parents’ Association. As a member it is simple to support Birchwood School of Hawken by participating in our Scrip Program and other fundraising opportunities, the International Festival and Auction (IFA), and by volunteering your time and talents.

You can help with easy ways to earn dollars for Birchwood by participating in these simple programs that directly benefit Birchwood School of Hawken.

Join our Scrip Program

Scrip is fundraising while you shop®! You buy gift cards for over 780 retailer brands you already shop at and earn a rebate on every gift card you purchase at face value. The rebate goes right to Birchwood. 

The easiest, most efficient and convenient way to participate in this potentially lucrative program is to register at and to also sign up for PrestoPay™. Alternatively, you can place orders for physical scrip by ordering them online or sending an order form to school. No scrip will be released prior to payment in full – no exceptions.

No matter the methods you choose, every order benefits Birchwood – so get started today! Orders received by Mondays will be filled on a best efforts basis by the end of the same week (barring any holidays/breaks, of course).

Scrip Information Packet
Order Form
Standing Order Form
Pick Up Waiver Form

Some scrip may be available in various denominations for immediate purchase in the school office. Typically these may include popular retailers like Amazon, Giant Eagle, Heinen’s, Whole Foods, Shell, BP, Panera, Starbucks, CVS, Kohl’s*, Target, Macy’s, and Lands’ End. 

*Kohl’s cards purchased through our program can be used to pay your Kohl’s charge balance.

Box Tops for Education

Box Tops are worth 10¢ each. Please clip them and send them to school with your child. There is a Box Tops collection box in each homeroom.

Register Your Shoppers Card

Register your shoppers cards at Giant Eagle and Heinen’s and a portion of your shopping dollars will benefit the school. Giant Eagle Apples for the Students is an ongoing program – sign up once and you’re done! Heinen’s Teaming Up for Education runs from September through April and you must sign up each year to participate.

International Festival and Auction

Birchwood School of Hawken holds its annual International Festival and Auction (IFA) on the first Saturday afternoon of December each year. This wonderful family event brings together our community in support of our school. 

Volunteer Opportunities

Click here to learn of the many volunteer opportunities for parents to participate in throughout the year.

Learn More

To learn more, please click here or contact the Parents' Association at
Volunteer opportunities are available for parents. Click here to sign up.

Greg Gordon
Birchwood Parent