The following fundraising events will be held during the 2012/13 school year:
Parent's Night Out at the Living Room 10/10
Fall Festival 10/20
Scholastic Book Fair 11/28-30
First Mondays Fundraiser at Arcadia Spa & Home 1/7
Coin Drive 1/22-2/1
5th Grade Play & Bake Sale 2/1
Comedy for a Cause at Gotham Comedy 2/12
Spring Auction & Gala 5/6
Scholastic Book Fair 5/29-31
Spring Crafts Fair 6/1
Why does a public school need to fundraise? State and City budgets are based on minimal standards. It is based on meeting the fundamental needs for students. Our students deserve more than just the fundamentals. ALL of our important enrichment activities are paid by our PTA funds.
The PTA uses a variety of methods to raise funds to support all the great programs at the school. The two largest sources of funds are the Annual Fund and the Spring Auction & Gala, which together are budgeted to account for roughly 75% of our annual fundraising efforts. The remaining monies come from our other fundraising events such as Parent's Night Out, Fall Festival, Coin Drive, Bake Sales, etc. We also have opportunities to support PS11 while we shop, including Boxtops for Education, Schoolit, and Amazon.
The money raised is used in one of six ways
1. Enrichment Activities for Students (47.4%)
2. School Support (Teachers & Principal) (40.6%)
3. Family & Community Participation (9.1%)
4. Parental Involvement Programs (0.7%)
5. Literacy and Development (1.0%)
6. Added Programs (1.2%)
The numbers in parentheses represent the percentage of total funds allocated to each area for the 2009-2010 budget.