My goal on Thursday was to provide all families with an overview of the proposed PTO budget for the 2018-19 school year and to give families an opportunity to ask questions.
Most importantly, I wanted to convey our PTOs philosophy for raising money and our philosophy for spending it so that you can feel good about contributing to and participating as a member of the PTO.
Finally, I wanted each of you to have the chance to vote on our budget proposal which was approved without objection.
Ask you to contribute money as few times as possible throughout the year. This is why dues play such a big role. Requested amount is $400 – contribute what you can. Thank you to families who contribute more. Community building funraisers like restaurant nights and events where you can purchase items for you and Stoddert gets a kick back.
Expenses – We focus on contributing to items that benefit all grade levels at the school and for this school year. So if you contribute to the PTO we want you to see that your $ will impact your child this year
Teacher Supported Funds (66%)
- Garden Coordinator
- Technology Equip & Subscriptions (e.g. Zearn, Jog Nog)
- Supplies for Specials
School Improvement (9%)
- Playground Equipment
- Schoolyard Maintenance and Landscaping
- School Garden Supplies
Non-Classroom Expenses (9%)
- Teacher Appreciation Activities
- Teacher Training Lunches
- Principals Coffee Forum
School-wide Events (7%)
- Back to School Pizza Potluck
- Family Fun Night
- International Day/Night Activities
- Last Day of School Celebration
PTO Operations (5%)
- Booking Keeping and Tax Prep
- Liability Insurance
- Childcare and Pizza for General PTO Meetings
- Hardy Feeder School Activities
- Charitable Giving
Principals Discretionary (1%)