How The PTA Spends Money

PTA funds cover many of the programs that make our school strong and unique such as the items listed below. For an actual high-level breakdown of spending, see the PIE CHART.

  • Mini grants for classroom and specialist teachers – some get basic supplies, some pay for professional development, some use it for field trips, some replace carpets. This is important because the teacher reimbursement program (Teacher’s Choice Program) for supplies was recently suspended.*
  • Physical education supplies for all of our kids
  • Enrichment programs – such as chess instruction, opera, architecture, Lego robotics, Jazz @ Lincoln center, Mbira workshop, Thunderbird Indian Dancers and Chen dance center, and lunch clubs.
  • The PTA will also sponsor children – for items such as lice checks and pizza, the 4th grade Philly trip, and 5th grade graduation.