Ways to Get Involved

Box Tops for Education

If you shop online, CAPPA found an easy way to earn money for Chesapeake Academy. Box Tops for Education teamed up with 60 retailers. These retailers donate a percentage of your purchases to the school. Simply start with BoxTops4education.com.


Click on “Find out how much your school has earned”, type in Chesapeake Academy and your registration information and shop from BoxTops4education.com’s Marketplace. Click on an online store of your choosing and you’ll be directed to that site. This is a great way to earn money for the school on things you are already buying.

Campus Beautification

Responsible for landscaping (planting, mulching, raking), small campus repairs (painting and odd jobs) and working closely with the Buildings and Grounds Committee of the Board. We also offer the “adopt-a-bed” program. This works well for committee members that would like to volunteer a small amount of time to a specific area on campus; it also allows you to do the work when it is convenient for you, as schedule conflicts may occur with the clean-up dates.


This committee helps the Development Office and CAPPA with larger mailings. Copying, folding, stamping, hand addressing, stuffing envelopes, doing bulk mailings – you choose how you want to help! Work is usually done at the Development Office.
Committee Chair: Catherine Emry

Field Day

CAPPA volunteers, along with faculty and staff, organize a celebration of fun, friendly competition, and the end of the school year. A picnic lunch is served, and each division participates in age appropriate running and field events. The highlight of the day is the adults vs. students kickball game.


Providing refreshments for our guests as special events on campus, this committee supports events throughout the year including Convocation, Grandparents and Special Friends Day, Lessons & Carols, Spring Sing and other activities which differ from year to year.

Teacher Appreciation

Every other month this committee surprises the Faculty and Staff with a homemade and many times gourmet luncheon! As a way to show appreciation for all the teachers do for the children, parents share the duties of planning, cooking, baking, serving and cleaning up this special lunch.

Development Office Committees Supported by CAPPA

Annual Giving

Each year everyone is invited to support the Academy through repeatable, renewable philanthropic gifts to the Annual Fund. Participation is just as important as the dollar amount. Committee members help by helping with the annual fund mailings, coming to a phonathon, or writing thank you notes to donors.


The largest fund raiser at the Academy, the Auction is held each spring. Consisting of a silent auction, live auction, raffle, and a special dinner there is something for everyone! Each class is asked to make something for the Auction; every family is invited to participate! We have sponsors of the event, businesses and individuals who buy ads in the keepsake catalog or donate items, and those who attend the Auction and “Bid High and Bid Often!”. Also included is a Fund-an-Item- cash gifts contributed for a special item for the Academy. Volunteers can help with planning, addressing invitations, procurement, selling raffle tickets, set up, clean up, writing thank you notes.

Grandparents’ and Grandfriends’ Day

Held each year during the fall this is a special time for grandparents or grandfriends to spend time at the Academy. Refreshments, a wonderful assembly in the gym, a presentation of the Middle School Class Murals, and class visits round out the morning.

Oyster Roast

The Community Oyster Roast is an amazing event for over 400 people who enjoy roasted and fried oysters from Kellum Seafood and Purcell’s Seafood, clam chowder provided by Riverland Insurers, Iris Treakle, hush puppies as well as hot dogs and hamburgers with all the fixin’s.  Desserts, beer, wine, and soft drinks are also included. Music for dancing will be provided. Proceeds from the Oyster Roast benefit Chesapeake Academy’s Financial Assistance program offering students enrollment who would not otherwise be able to attend, enhances the academic programs including the integration of current technology into the curriculum and offers students superior educational opportunities both on and off campus. Attendees must be 21 and older.

Other Ways to Get Involved

Using Your Target VISA: Take Charge of Education

Target has a credit card reward program that will donate 1% of Target charges and .5% of other charges made on your Target Visa card to Chesapeake Academy. If you have a Target Visa, please go to www.target.com to register. The Chesapeake Academy school code is: 16708. You can also enroll by calling 1-800-316-6142.


Amazon Smile

Chesapeake Academy is linked into Amazon Smile. For every eligible purchase you make on Amazon.com, .5% of the purchase price will be donated back to CA! Log onto smile.amazon.com, choose Chesapeake Academy Irvington, VA as your charity of choice and fill your cart! Amazon Smile works with all Amazon Prime accounts. Remember to tell your friends and family to sign-up, too!

Land’s End

This is the place most buy the school uniform. Twice a year, Land’s End gives a check to Chesapeake Academy for being a preferred school. Ordering over phone, just give the Chesapeake Academy number. Online, go to School Uniforms and click on Find Preferred School. Chesapeake Academy’s Number is: 900055344

Mighty Nest

Give back to CA while helping the environment, your family, and your home. MightyNest.com is a unique, online shop which specializes in organic, non toxic products for your home and family. Simply log on to MightyNest.com, enter 22480 and your email address to join. 15% of your order total will then be donated to Chesapeake Academy!