Parents and Teachers For Students


The Upper Perk Middle School Parents and Teachers For Students (PTFS) organization would like to welcome you to the Upper Perk Middle School. We encourage and welcome you to become involved with the PTFS. The purpose of this organization is to raise funds and sponsor activities to enhance the quality of your student’s educational experience while here at the Middle School, promote school spirit and pride, and develop a sense of community.

The PTFS sponsors a variety of activities and fundraisers throughout the school year. Our main fundraising activities include a Dodgeball Tournament, Box Tops & Redners receipt collections, Save Around Book and Scrip order sales, and Discounted Dorney/Hershey Park ticket sales. All funds raised directly benefit the students of Upper Perk Middle School.

With the help of volunteers like you and families supporting the fundraisers, we are able to provide teachers with supplemental curriculum materials, contribute to building needs, assemblies and field trips, and sponsor special parties and events for the students. Please attend our monthly meetings and volunteer a little of your time and talents to help support your student’s education. We look forward to seeing you!


PTFS Board

Co-PresidentTami Carpenter215-858-1296mcarpenter1009@comcast.net
Co-President and Fundraiser CoordinatorCathie Hill610-349-2886cathiehill1221@hotmail.com
Vice PresidentRegina McCloskey267-446-6161rmpmc77@gmail.com
TreasurerJessica Galle215-285-2764jgalle75@verizon.net
SecretaryJill Bressi215-801-8082jillbressi129@gmail.com

Book Fair Info

PTFS Monthly Meetings

2017-2018 PTFS Monthly Meetings

Please join us for our monthly PTFS meetings at the Middle School

Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 2:45 pm in room 216

Meeting Schedule 2017-2018

September 19th Sept. Meeting Minutes

October 17th Oct. Meeting Minutes

November 14th Nov. Meeting Minutes

December 19th Dec. Meeting Minutes

January 16th Jan. Meeting Minutes

February 20th Feb. Meeting Minutes

March 20th

April 187h

May 15th

No meeting in June

Volunteer Opportunities

Upper Perkiomen Middle School PTFS

Volunteer Opportunities 2017-2018

Volunteer Opportunities

__Fall Book Fair

__6th grade Mixer

__Dodgeball Tournament Fundraiser

__Bear Creek Family Night

__Spring Book Fair

__Staff Appreciation Luncheon

__8th Grade Career Day

__8th Grade Picnic

__Library Help

__Baked Goods/Food Donations

__Chaperone Socials/Dances

Book Fairs:Help needed during school hours and in the evening atMeet the Staff Nightto assist with set up, cashier, and break down (during & after school/1 evening).

6th Grade Mixer: Help needed with various duties including team leaders, snack distribution, game set up, clean-up, etc. (Immediately after school)

Dodgeball Tournament Fundraiser:Help run the dodgeball tournament games

Bear Creek Family Night:send out flyer, collect money/release forms & handout tickets (Computer work at home and Night of the event).

Staff Appreciation Meal and Career Day:Help set up, serve food, and clean up (during school).

Library:weekly or bi-weekly help in the library (during school).

8th grade picnic:help plan, decorate, setup, serve food & clean up (during & after school).

Food donations: donate baked goods/food items for special events throughout the school year.

Social Volunteer:Chaperone student socials/dances (Evenings)

PTFS Scheduled Events

UPMS* & PTFS 2017-2018


September11th-18th PTFS Book Fair

13th Back-to-School & PTFS Book Fair Night 6:30-8:00 pm

19th PTFS Meeting 2:45 pm

22nd 6th grade Mixer: 2:15-4:15 p.m.

October 2nd-30th Spirit Wear Sale

13th Save Around Books/Scrip fundraisers Begins

13th First Box Tops/Redners receipt collection

17th PTFS Meeting 2:45 p.m.

28th Joint PTFS Trunk or Treat Night @ UPHS 4-7 pm

November1st Save Around Books/Scrip fundraisers End

3rd Fall Social 6:30-8:30 pm

14th PTFS Meeting 2:45 pm

20th-21st Parent/Teacher Conferences

20th-24th Thanksgiving Break

December1st PTFS Dodgeball Tournament Fundraiser

19th PTFS Meeting 2:45 pm

January 16th PTFS Meeting 2:45 p.m.

26th Winter Social 6:30-8:30 pm (snow date 2/2)

30thBear Creek Family Night 4-10 pm

February 2nd2nd Box Tops/Redner’s receipt collection

20th PTFS Meeting 2:45 pm

March Click here for Spring Book Fair Info March 8 - March 21st

5th-23rd Dorney/Hershey Park Fundraiser /Scrip fundraiser

20th PTFS Meeting 2:45 p.m.

28th Spring Break begins and continues through April 2nd

April 17thPTFS Meeting 2:45 p.m.

27th Spring Social 6:30-8:30 pm

May 8th Staff Appreciation Luncheon (Week May 6-12)

11th Final Box Tops/Redners receipt collection

11th 8th grade Career Day 8:30-11:15 am

15th PTFS Meeting 2:45 pm.

June 18th Grade Farewell Social

4/5/6 Field Days (4- 8th grade, 5- 7th grade, 6- 6th grade)

7th 8th Grade Picnic 11:30-1:30 pm

8th Grade 6&7 Assemblies

11th Tribe Celebration

12th 8th Grade Promotional Assembly

12th Last Student Day

PTFS Fundraisers

Bear Creek Fundraiser

Boxtops for Education Fundraiser

Box Tops for Education

***Help our school earn $$ -- clip Box Tops ***

⇨⇨⇨ BOX TOPS ⇦⇦⇦

It is easy….. Find and clip Box Tops on over 400 products including GENERAL MILLS, AVERY, SCOTTS, HEFTY, BETTY CROCKER & GREEN GIANT. Send them to school before the collection dates listed below & UPMS PTFS will earn 10 cents on each one!

You can also sign up at the Box Tops website, www.btfe.com and enter sweepstakes and participate in other promotions to earn additional $$ for our school.

Homerooms collecting 500+ Box Tops / collection period receive a special PRIZE!! END OF YEAR PIZZA PARTY for the homeroom collecting the most Box Tops for the school year!!


October 13th / February 2nd / May 11th

Dodgeball Fundraiser

T-Shirt Order Form (PDF version 1 page)

ALL Registration forms in PDF format (3 page document)

ALL Registration forms in Word format (3 page document)

dodgeball1st Annual PTFS

kids playing dodgeball



Join us on Friday, December 1st, 2017 for our First Annual Dodgeball Tournament


Feature Game at 545p 1st Place team vs. Teachers

Games will start immediately after school

Form your OWN TEAM or Register individually, you get to choose.

Must have 10 people to Register as a team, otherwise register as an individual and you will be placed on a team.

$10.00 per person

Don’t want to play, but would like to watch you can do that too for $3.00 for the entire duration of the event.


Teams and Individuals must be paid and registered by Friday, November 17th. Registrations received after this date will be accepted only if space allows.

Any questions contact Cathie Hill 610-349-2886 or email: cathiehill1221@hotmail.com

This event is taking the place of the Middle School March which was the only Large Fund Raiser the PTFS would run each year. Your support is needed to make this event a success and to be able to provide the Students and Staff of the UPMS additional support for supplies and events the PTFS sponsors each year.

Redners Save-A-Tape

Redners Save-A-Tape

***Help our school earn $$ on all submitted receipts***


It is easy… Just present your card at the register every time you shop. The cashier will swipe your card and once you send your receipt in to school, UPMS will receive 1% back on your purchase amount on all submitted receipts. ENTIRE RECEIPTS MUST BE SUBMITTED for PTFS to receive credit!!!


October 13th / February 2nd / May 11th

Questions? Contact Chris Aron at 215-450-6538 or chrisrap@comcast.net

SaveAround Fundraiser

SaveAround Fundraiser Info click for printable order form

Dear Parents and Friends:

The Upper Perk Middle School PTFS is sponsoring the SaveAround sale to raise funds for student/teacher classroom equipment. SaveAround is a coupon book that offers hundreds of buy one get one free discounts, along with many other discounts!

You may purchase a book for just $25!

You will find the book pays for itself after just 2 to 3 times. You make your money back and more. In addition you also will have access to the Mobile App which gives you even more savings.


Start Date: Mon., Oct. 2nd; For Every 5 books you sell he/she will get 1 free.

End Date: Wed., Oct. 25th ; Please return order form and payment for all orders to your child’s teacher by this date. Be sure to include: Child’s Name, Grade, Teacher and Homeroom #.

Please make checks payable to: ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­UPMS PTFS

We will have the following books available to distribute immediately:

Montgomery/Bucks County and Lehigh Valley

Other additions can be ordered and will arrive approximately 2-3 weeks after the sale ends.


You may order online at our online store: SupportOurGroups.com/GN/206150

or register your child so they receive individual credit: http://www.supportourgroups.com/SellerRegistration...

This is great for out of town friends and family. Please be aware that there is an additional shipping charge for these orders. So, if they are local you will want to use the Order Form Below.

Any questions please contact Cathie Hill @ cathiehill1221@hotmail.com or 610-349-2886

click for printable order form

Scrip Sale Fundraiser

Dorney Park/Hershey Park Fundraiser

PTFS Volunteer Flyer

Trunk-or-Treat Fundraiser