Where does the money go?

Blue Heron PTA has a difficult task every year to raise several thousand dollars to enrich the educational experience for our children, but do you know what the money is spent on? As a non-profit organization, Blue Heron PTA has to spend the money earned. We aim to provide all of the items listed; however, our budget has to be adjusted if we do not meet our fundraising goals. If you want to have input on where the money is spent, please volunteer for a Board Position.

Programs

  • This includes all the wonderful events and activities sponsored by the PTA. We are always working hard to bring more programs and activities to Blue Heron if/when we have the funds!
  • Friday Folders provided to 1st-5th grades

Technology

  • Chromebooks and charging stations for every student (currently the district only provides Chromebooks for 5th grade)

Field Trips (via Teacher Grants)​

  • Grade level field trips​

​Classroom Materials (via Teacher Grants)

  • Classroom resources and supplies
  • ​Art, Music, P.E./Fitness, ESL, Special ED supplies and equipment

Communications

  • Newsletters
  • Yearbook publication
  • ​Printing costs for flyers

Hospitality

  • Teacher appreciation events
  • Kindergarten Welcome
  • Grandparents Day

Fees

  • Dues to PTA organization
  • ​Liability Insurance
  • ​Websites fees
  • Online transaction and PayPal/Credit Card fees

One Time Expenses

  • Leadership Training
  • Outreach

Blue Heron PTA is requested to contribute approximately $30,000 annually to the school to cover the above mentioned programs and expenses. As you know, the money is collected one fundraiser at a time and is made possible by your generosity. Please consider supporting our school with your financial contributions and your time! Our children and their future depend on it.