TEACHERS, NEED HELP? LET THE PTO KNOW!
Each school year the PTO sets aside an allotment of $100 for every Ardenwald teacher to be used whenever and however the teacher sees fit. So remember your allotment when you’re short on school supplies, have an activity that’s gone over budget, or something in your classroom needs replacing (use teacher allotment request form below)!
For reimbursement or payment of regular budgeted items (see list of budgeted items below) please complete the funding request form. The PTO budget fluctuates each school year depending on the success of fundraisers throughout the year. When possible, the PTO is able to provide additional funding support for programs or activities that are not already accounted for in our regular budget or extra support to a student(s) and their family through a student scholarship. Just fill out the funding request form and we’ll see what we can do!
VOLUNTEERS: If you’re short on classroom assistance or need additional help for a special project send the volunteer coordinator an email or drop a note in the PTO box and we’ll see what we can do! It’s helpful to know how many volunteers are needed, days/times they are needed, and a general description of the job duties being asked of them. Many volunteers need at least a week to make arrangements in their personal lives in order to lend a hand so the sooner we know the better.
PTO REGULAR BUDGET ITEMS:
- 5th Grade Celebration
- Back to School Night
- Bus Transportation for Field Trips
- Classified Staff Appreciation
- Classroom Snacks
- End of School Activities
- HelpCounter Software (required for volunteer/visitor check-in)
- Kindergarten Welcome Gifts
- PTO Licensing and Fees (movie license, taxes, etc.)
- Snacks for Parties & Events (popcorn, snow cones, licorice, otter pops, etc.)
- PTO Meetings
- Reading is Fundamental
- Right Brain Initiative
- Safe Routes to School
- Safety Patrol
- Secretary & Educational Boss Appreciation
- Spirit Wear
- Student Scholarships
- Teacher Allotments ($100 each teacher, every year)
- Teacher Appreciation
- Time 4 Kids
- Volunteer Appreciation
- Welcome Back Luncheon
GRANTS & FUNDING SITES: Don’t forget that the North Clackamas Education Foundation offers Teacher Enrichment Grants. Click here for additional information – NCEF Teacher Enrichment Grants. Some teachers have also had success utilizing DonorsChoose to request funding for classroom projects.