HOW DO WE FUND OUR PROGRAMS?

WHAT HAVE WE DONE WITH THE MONEY?

An initial budget was proposed to General Membership in April.  After changes were made the budget was voted on and approved. 

With the money we received from last year's fundraising efforts we were able to fully fund the entire PTA budget for the 2019/20 school year.  In addition, membership voted and has allocated $48k for shade structures to cover the playscapes, and covered tables and benches on the playground.

 

What does our yearly budget cover?  Here is a list highlighting some of the programs and events we were able to do last year because of the APEX Fun Run:

  • All expenses related to the garden and outdoor learning space, including the shed, brick path construction, chicken feed and supplies

  • 22 Butterfly cages for raising/viewing the caterpillar to butterfly life cycle

  • Halloween Block Party, Family Movie Night, Pastries with Parents

  • Art Appreciation (4 times/year)

  • Kinder Popsicle party for incoming kinder students, Kinder Round up 

  • Teacher Luncheon during summer in-service days, Teacher appreciation Thanksgiving luncheon, Teacher catered snacks on early release days, Teacher appreciation week in May

  • Sugar Shack cookie party for all teachers and staff in December

  • Counselor supplies, author visit, professional development

  • Snacks for all students taking STAAR test (over 800 across all the testing days) and breakfast for exam proctors daily

  • The Singing Zoologist for all grades

  • Supplies and materials for CL&I and Maker Space

  • Financial support for Maker Faire coming up in May

  • Grade Level Funding Requests: Toast of Texas and Camp Write Along (4th grade), Immigration Day (3rd grade), Tigers Rising (5th grade), additional field trip (1st grade), other grade level program requests including monthly periodicals, science materials, classroom supplies, various professional development opportunities for teachers

  • Talent Show (coming up in April)

  • The MORE Store (3 times/year)

  • Special funding requests (incl: learning materials for a resource closet for all teachers, radios (walkie talkies) to increase the total number at the school for safety, dies for the die cut machine)

  • Volunteer Appreciation events

  • Essential Areas support - instruments, PE equipment, art supplies etc.

  • $48k was allocated for playground shade structures and covered tables and benches

Questions?  Contact:  fundraising@ssespta.org

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APEX FUN RUN

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HALLOWEEN BLOCK PARTY SILENT AUCTION

https://apexleadershipco.com/

Our only PTA fundraiser at SSES happens in April!  This amazing leadership program happens over two weeks with daily lessons, fun activities, and prizes!

Our silent auction features amazing baskets put together by each grade level, local business donations, and fun teacher and staff experiences!  The Block Party is the biggest family event we host at SSES and completely free thanks to donations and PTA sponsorship!

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SPIRIT NIGHTS

We partner with local restaurants to host a fun spirit night where a portion of the profits come back to the PTA!

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CLASS SHIRTS

The PTA provides the opportunity to purchase a class shirt- these shirts are worn by students on field trips and at school events.  Each class is a different color so students are easily seen and grouped.  Shirts are sold for $10 during a two week sale in September and a portion of each sale goes back to the PTA.

Shirts are not a required purchase and no inventory is kept for additional sales.  Please follow the link below for the teacher color chart and how to order!

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