The PTA suggests a donation of $400 per family as annual dues. Your contribution supports the entire school—students, teachers and the entire Stoddert Community. Donations to the Stoddert PTA are tax deductible (Fed Tax ID 52-1195083). You have two online payment options to choose from (via PayPal):
- You can make a one-time Lump Sum donation in any amount of your choosing – click here to make a Lump Sum payment.
- You can opt for an Automatic Monthly Donation*, enabling you to spread your intended contribution evenly throughout the year – select a monthly payment amount from the following menu and click donate:
*Your PayPal account will be automatically charged each month on the same calendar day you made your first payment. Whenever you wish to stop the donation, you just need to do so through your PayPal account. For detailed instructions on how to stop an automatic payment, click here.
Note: Dues payments by check are always welcome and encouraged too. Just send your check made out to “Stoddert PTA” to school via your child’s classroom folder or drop it off in the school office.
What are PTA donations used for?
Direct Benefits for our students:
- Teaching Garden/Earth Science Literacy (PTA helps fund Miss Kealy Rudersorf to spend time in every class throughout the year. We also fund materials for in-class & in-garden science & nature learning for our children)
- Experiential Learning Program (PTA helps fund this unique program focused on hands-on learning, making learning “real” for students with Miss Julie Schneider)
- Playground enhancements (PTA has approved a large contribution towards a playground renovation in SY 2014-15)
- Cultural arts assemblies
- Sports equipment and other activities and materials to support indoor and outdoor recess
- Sponsorship of a week-long Book Fair along with book scholarships
- Material support for our nurse’s office
Direct funding of classroom materials and support for teachers:
- Every Stoddert teacher receives a stipend to use on classroom materials, subscriptions, supplies, and activities.
- Books! Books! Books! Including sets of leveled readers in fiction and nonfiction that support differentiated reading instruction, as well as picture books, novels and nonfiction texts for the school library
- Support that enabled the launch of the computer lab keyboarding program
- Support for teacher professional development such as Yoga4Classrooms and Playworks that benefit our children
- Math manipulatives such as clock kits, stackable blocks, measuring tools, scales, etc.
- Technology upgrades like microphones for assemblies, a laminating machine, and other devices that benefit the school
- Common Core curriculum materials
- Community building through special events and by making our school a great place to convene:
- Back to School Potluck Dinner (Fall, 2014)
- Fall Festival (Fall, 2014)
- Family Fun Night (Winter, 2015)
- International Night (May, 2015)
- End of the School Year events and activities
- Underwriting the cost of childcare and meals during PTA meetings and other key school events to enable family participation
- Campus landscaping (which DCPS does not cover)