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2019-2020 Direct Appeal

The mission of the Spring Glen Elementary School PTA is to enrich every child’s learning experience by connecting the home, school, and community. We achieve this by:

  • Building a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive community among parents, students, teachers, and staff.

  • Strengthening communication between parents, the school, and the district.

  • Supporting additional opportunities available to all students.

  • Providing additional resources to the school.

The work of the Spring Glen PTA is made possible only through the generous support of parents and our community. Thank you! But we also know that parents, caregivers, and friends are asked to contribute to their children’s education many times throughout the year, both by the PTA and for field trips, Spirit Days, 6th grade fundraising and other non-PTA sponsored events. In our spring survey, parents indicated that 1) PTA fundraising should be less frequent, 2) the PTA should prioritize fundraising activities with lower overhead costs, and 3) there should be more information available on where the money goes. This direct appeal is in response to this feedback.

For‌ ‌the‌ ‌2019-2020‌ ‌school‌ ‌year,‌ ‌the‌ ‌PTA‌ ‌will spend approximately $33,900 to directly benefit students – approximately $85 per student. ‌This includes:

  • $20,000‌ ‌for‌ ‌school‌ ‌and‌ ‌classroom‌ ‌support‌ ‌including in-school assemblies, ‌classroom materials, ‌playground supplies, and ‌teacher‌ ‌appreciation‌ ‌event‌s.‌ ‌ ‌

  • $6,050‌ ‌for‌ events ‌such‌ ‌as‌ ‌Art‌ ‌Night,‌ ‌Field‌ ‌Day,‌ ‌and‌ ‌Invention‌ ‌Convention.‌ ‌

  • $3,300‌ ‌for‌ ‌student and family support including afterschool scholarships and funds for families in need.

  • $4,550 for administration and committees, including Diversity & Inclusion.

The PTA anticipates approximately $2,000 of this amount will be raised through membership dues and an additional $7,800 will come from events such as the Spring into Spring Glen 5K, book fairs, and the Someone Special Dance that raise funds while furthering our mission to build community and create opportunities for students. This leaves a remaining fundraising goal of $24,100. In past years this amount was raised by a series of PTA-organized fundraisers. This appeal aims to eliminate the need for fundraisers that do not benefit the community beyond their ability to raise money.

To contribute to the 2019-2020 direct appeal, please donate below or make a contribution via check. Donations of any size are appreciated so please‌ ‌consider‌ ‌making‌ ‌a‌ ‌contribution‌ ‌in‌ ‌an ‌amount‌ ‌you‌ ‌can‌ ‌afford.‌ Friends and family who would like to contribute are also welcome. 100% of the donations we receive through this appeal will go to support the mission and activities of the PTA. Questions about this appeal can be directed to Thank you so much for your generous support and we look forward to seeing you at all of the PTA activities and events throughout the year!


The Spring Glen PTA Executive Board

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