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Pilot Pens

Frequently Asked Questions

What are Pilot FriXion Pens?

Erasable Pens that write smoothly and erase cleanly until it’s just right, without any wear and tear to the paper.

Do we need storage to take a pallet of pens?

Yes, must be able to store the pens before you distribute them. Storage should be temperature controlled (not a shed or garage).

How do you sign-up for free Pilot Pens?

Fill out this opt-in form. You will be contacted to confirm delivery information.

How does this benefit my school community?

To engage and support the students, families and teachers in your area by providing students the supplies they need to succeed.

How does this benefit my PTA?

A tangible benefit from your PTA to the students you serve. This is a great opportunity to build a positive relationship with the school (school staff, principal, teachers). This shows the value of your PTA.

How do I find my PTA ID?

You can look up your PTA unit's PTA ID number at Find a PTA. If you can't find your unit's ID number, please contact your state PTA.

Does my PTA have to pay for the shipping?

No, we will take care of the shipping cost.

Once our PTA receives the pens, who can the pens go to?

Anyone in your school community – students, teachers, school staff, families, members, volunteers, etc.

Can my PTA receive more than 12,000 pens?

Yes, select other quantities available in the opt-in form.

What is the weight of each box?

One case of pen weighs 32.6 LBS. Pallet shipment would include ten cases of pens for a total of 366 LBS.

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Additional Questions?

If you have additional questions, please contact National PTA: 

National PTA’s Membership & Field Service Manager, Kirthana Krishnathasan

10 Fun Ideas for Distributing the Donated Pens

  • Place them in the Staff/Teachers’ lounge to pick up a box for their class 
  • Back to PTA, Back to School Open House
  • Pass out pens at a PTA table during lunch hours
  • During drop or pick-up of students
  • Kindergarten Open Nights
  • Report card pick-up
  • All school and/or PTA events
  • Partner with other organizations to reach families – for example Urban Leagues in districts
  • ACT/SAT Prep Classes
  • MS and HS Transition Nights
  • Use it for teacher appreciation week

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15 Messages to Show Your PTA’s Value With the Pens

  • Connect to value of PTA as a benefit to students
  • Special Offer to your school community courtesy of your PTA
  • Free giveaway of pens from PTA
  • Use the pens to start a conversation with anyone about what your PTA’s value to the community (in what ways does PTA help me and my child) and create connections with families, teachers and administrators.
  • Help students get the bonus supplies they need to succeed.
  • Buy stickers with PTA branding to stick on the plastic bags to show PTA is providing these pens.
  • Get the school year off to great start with free pens for every student and teacher.
  • Connect to STEM       
    • The reason these pens are fully erasable is friction. The ink itself is heat-sensitive, so when rubbed with the eraser, it reacts and turns invisible — no shedding, no blotchy marks, no ragged holes in your notebook.
  • Develop Fine Motor Skills & Retain Information: act of writing by hand can be key to brain development and retaining information
  • "Take Note You are ink-credible. Have a great [end/start] to the school year! Brought to you by [your PTA name]."
  • "The [PTA name] hap-pens to think you are ink-credible! Have a great [end/start] to the school year!"
  • "Mark my words. You are amazing. Have a great [end/start] to the school year! Brought to you by [your PTA name]."
  • A must have tool while learning.
  • Write, erase and repeat as many times as you like. Erasable pens lessen do-overs while doing schoolwork.
  • These pens are the new whiteout. Write, erase and repeat as many times as you like.