March Madness Fundraiser 2020  


Are you ready for TES March Madness? In 3 weeks, TES will officially be in the race to crown the upper and lower school Class Champions! We’re continuing the 2019 format for the coin collection this year and keeping our favorite spirit days, friendly competition between classes, online sports-themed silent auction and an ice cream social to really bring out TES’ March Madness. This year our fundraising will support our TES music program!

TES is working to build up our school-owned supply of instruments for the upper school band.  Funds raised through this year’s March Madness Coin Drive will be used to purchase these instruments.  School-owned instruments help us to provide an affordable option to families in need of financial support. Thanks for sending in your spare change to help fund our instrument supply. Every little bit helps!

From March 9th-13th, we are asking students to bring in coins, cash, check in a provided “basket” (aka: compostable container) each day.  A friendly competition between classes based on the highest total participation will end with a sports prize! Both an upper school and lower school participation prize will be awarded with classes choosing between a basketball game, dodgeball game or extra recess!

Parents and friends of the TES Community may also donate by bidding on the online auction items.

 These auction items include sport-themed experiences, tickets, or fun family activities. Included in the 2020 auction: Duke Football tickets, US National Whitewater Center, Horseback trail ride, summer sports camps and so much more!

Online Auction Info- Bidding runs from March 9th (8am) -March 15th (5pm)

As part of TES’ March Madness Drive, parents, family, and friends can participate in an online auction hosted by TESCA.  Please feel free to share this auction with family and friends who may be interested in exciting sports items and experiences. 

To participate, please follow these simple instructions:

  1. Follow this link to view all our items:

  2. If you decide to bid on an item, please click “create an account.”

  3. Enter your basic contact information.

  4. Enter your bid and keep an eye on the competition!

    Bidding starts on:  March 9th (8am) -March 15th (5pm) 


    If you have questions please contact Fundraising Chair Sabina or Michael at

To add a little more fun and excitement, March Madness week will also have theme spirit days and a Friday afternoon ice cream social/sports extravaganza. The spirit days are:

  • Monday, 3/9 – Favorite Sports Team.
  • Tuesday, 3/10 – Crazy Socks/Mismatched Clothes day! 
  • Wednesday, 3/11 – Hat Day!
  • Thursday, 3/12 – Pajama day – wear your school-appropriate PJs all day!
  • Friday, 3/13 – School Spirit Day – bring out your TES themed clothing!

To celebrate the week, there will be an ice cream social with Whit’s Frozen Custard and sports extravaganza at Gold Park starting after release on Friday 3/13  afternoon.

So get ready! Only three weeks until spirit days, friendly competition, and a Friday afternoon ice cream party. Get your coins ready!