Our Impact

PTA Accomplishments

FUNDRAISING

  • Sponsored our first Fall Festival and Silent Auction (formerly a Spring Carnival) and raised over $10,000!
  • Held two Book Fairs raising more than $4500 in “Scholastic Dollars” to purchase library books.
  • We held our 1st Boosterthon Fun Run and raised over $17,000.
  • Raised over $5800 through our annual Citipass Coupon Book fundraiser.
  • Hosted 2 successful restaurant Spirit Nights bringing in over $900.
  • Greatly increased our BoxTop collections.

PROGRAMS

  • Implemented a new Character Education Program that was taught monthly in all classrooms by PTA volunteers. Recognized individual students monthly for exhibiting various monthly character traits.
  • Increased our communication efforts by creating a Facebook page and a monthly newsletter, Soaring, to keep parents better informed.
  • Sponsored six (6) fantastic cultural arts programs, including Batik Week & a writer-in-residence.
  • Assisted the school with the 1st ever Global Expo which was a huge success.
  • Held 3 school beautification days—improving the school grounds and painting the Kindergarten/1st grade hallway.
  • Hosted “Popsicles on the Playground” and “Tissues & Tea” events for Kindergarten families.
  • Provided 2 breakfasts and 3 lunches to show appreciation for our school staff.
  • Sponsored the Jingle Bell Shop so students could do their holiday shopping.
  • Honored Teachers and Staff with an Appreciation Week including various treats.
  • Held “Back to School” and “End of Year” family parties.
  • Provided every family with a School Directory.
  • Provided financial support and volunteers for Super Kids Day.
  • Sponsored 4 Odyssey of the Mind teams.
  • Sponsored the fifth grade graduation celebration.
  • Sponsored the Girls on the Run program for 3rd-5th grade girls.
  • Sponsored the 49 JGE children who participated in the county-wide First in Fitness Competition; provided each with a t-shirt.
  • Provided support for school portraits and designed and published school yearbooks.
  • Supported our Backpack Buddies program (sponsored by St. Marks United Methodist Church) by collecting canned food items.
  • Co-sponsored with school, a “Math Night” for all families.

GIFTS & GRANTS

  • Purchased a new Kindergarten playground with $10,000 from the Boosterthon Fun Run Fundraiser, and a matching $10,000 grant from WCPSS.
  • Provided over $5500 in Teacher Stipends to purchase classroom supplies.
  • Provided over $1200 of instructional media materials for use in classrooms.
  • Sent the Teacher of the Year and 5 guests to the WCPSS Award Banquet.
  • Provided recognition dinner for the Teaching Assistant of the Year.
  • Gave staff recognition rewards throughout the year.
  • Provided over $400 in Creative Teaching Grants for teachers with special projects.
  • Provided Global Training for teachers ($600+)
  • Along with the Kiwanis Club, we provided all 3rd graders with a new dictionary.