Fundraising » Annual Fund
Annual Fund Campaign goals:
1. 100% response - meaning all John Hay students return their forms or make an online contribution. We ask that you give to the best of your ability. Gifts both large and small directly support the educational experience of your child and many other children. If you are unable to give at this time, you can send the form in without a contribution in the sealed envelope attached to the form. Your child will still get credit for participating. All donations are kept strictly confidential.
2. Raise $100,000 to continue funding programs that benefit our students, but are no longer funded by the district, like those programs identified above.
ALL classes with 100% of their forms/envelopes returned by the deadline will receive a bonus recess! Additionally, the classes with the most returned envelopes will have the AMAZING opportunity to duct tape our very own Assistant Principal Berkenwald to a wall during their bonus recess.
The overall Fundraising goal for the 2019-2020 school year is $300,000
which comes out to $600 per student
We hope to raise $100,000 during the Annual Fund, which will put us in a great position to hit the overall goal with our other Fundraising events, including the Auction!
Understanding Where Fundraising Dollars Go
-Every year the PTO provides money to cover the costs of maintaining positions in the school that wouldn’t be fully funded or exist at all with the school’s district budget.
Positions Funded by the PTO:
Reading & Early Literacy Specialists
(Certified Teachers specifically for reading) follow 1 of 2:
· Small Pullout Groups for Intervention (helping students falling behind) and Extension (advanced learning for students)
· Reduced Class Size for Literacy (ex: 1st grade splits the class in 2, so 10-12 students in each group, for one hour every day for their literacy work
(Certified Teacher specifically for math) use one of the following models:
· Unit by Unit leveling or needs based
· Reduced Class Size with Mixed abilities
· Leveled Math Groups (ex: 6th grade math)
· “Double Dose” and/or Extension: small groups pulled out for intense support on either end of the academic spectrum
Student Success Coach
(Certified Instructional Assistant)
· Focused on developing behavior that will lead to success in the classroom, this ranges from helping students who are disruptive or students who are too shy to participate
Lunch Monitor & Tutor
(grant funding makes it possible to pay for these with district funds)
· Helps maintain positive regulated behavior in the lunchroom
Additional Funding for Every Classroom
· $200 set aside for each teacher for discretionary spending within the classroom
· The supply fee is what the school collects at the beginning of the year. Every classroom receives $300 from the pooled supply fees.
· Total of $500 discretionary spending must be curriculum related, ex: more books, supplies for classroom projects-guarantees that All Children will have supplies
· The board provides stipends to the following programs to cover supply and equipment cost: Art, Library, Tech, SpEd, Office, PE, and Patrol & Safety
· The PTO sponsors community activities and events including: school dances, festival of the arts, science fair, all-school field day, parent education nights and student council
(State funded, but they don’t provide help to coordinate the services)
· The board provides $1,000 so that a person can track down items for these children.
For example: clothes, shoes, transportation, glasses, tutors, etc.
Thank you in advance for your support of John Hay Elementary, and the recognition and trust you have placed in your child’s school.
The John Hay Partners - Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)
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I am the parent of a 5th grader. Why should I donate?