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PTA Announcements 11-25-19

Reported by michelle_loughran@ipsd.org on 11/25/19

Why does the PTA need volunteers and donations?

I have received some questions regarding why we ask for donations throughout the year, where does money go and why we need volunteers. First of all, the PTA does not receive any funding from the taxes we pay. We must fund ALL of our own programs, which is why we have fundraisers. What happens if we do not meet our budget goals and don’t have enough volunteers to run the programs? Events and programs will have to be cut.

Unfortunately, we only had 37% participation in donations and ½ of the volunteers needed for the Foxtacle Run this year (one of our two largest fundraisers).
Here are the events and programs that your donations fund through the PTA that ALL students at Fry are able to participate in:

• Art Awareness

•Fry Science Fair

•Junior Great Books

•Fall, Winter and Friendship Classroom Parties

•STEAM activities

•Funding For Fry Families United Night (FFUN)

•All Pro Dad’s Breakfast

•Assemblies

•Artist of the Week

•Community Service Projects

•Fry Ambassador Program (in conjunction with PDAC)

•Box top rewards

•Field Day (end of year obstacle course)

•Fry’s Got Talent

•Bingo Night

•Foxtacle Run (fun fall fundraiser)

•Spring Fling (Spring Fundraiser -Raffle prizes, carnival type games)

•School Supply Kits coordination

•Reflections Program

•Teacher Appreciation Week

•5th Grade Celebration

•Fry Spiritwear Sale

•School Directory

•Ice Cream Social at Meet & Greet

•Plant Sale

•Run Club

•Picture Day (supply volunteers)

•Friday Spirit Days

•Yearbook

•Organize Walk to School Day (Fire Dept/Mayor present)

•Welcome Tea (in conjunction with PDAC)

•Grants to teachers and staff for the classroom

•Electronic resources such as Moby Max, Bookfliks, etc.

•Library materials and non-fiction material for classrooms

How do we afford all of these programs? Through your membership dues and donations to our fundraising efforts. We provide information about upcoming events and fundraisers via posts on Facebook, PTA announcements and fliers by backpack. Please consider volunteering a short amount of your time during some of these events (most often provided through Sign Up Genius) so we can keep these programs running.
Thank you for supporting these programs that your children enjoy participating in! If you have any comments or questions you may contact us at fryfoxpta@gmail.com.
Jennifer Nied, PTA President

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