Hello Culbreth families!
As we approach the end of our school year (WOW!), we are also coming up on our FINAL PTSA meeting (scheduled for Tuesday, June 4th at 1:00 pm). Your attendance would be greatly appreciated because we will be voting on the PTSA budget and our board of officers for next year. Light refreshments will also be served to celebrate the conclusion of another excellent and highly productive year!
As a quick refresher, let me remind you about a few of the great things you have funded this year through your PTSA membership and donations:
Since August, we have funded almost $5,000 in Student Support and Enrichment. These funds support students by funding items for our school nurse, family specialist, the AVID program, Science Day, the Reflections Art Contest and our 8th grade promotion reception.
The PTSA funds have supported over $2,000 of expenses associated with clubs, competitions, and performances (like Battle of the Books, the National Geography Bee, and the Band, Drama, and Orchestra competitions).
We also reimbursed over $5,000 in teacher discretionary funds for materials that directly impact your student’s day-to-day classroom experience.
Additionally, the PTSA funded over $5,000 in teacher-initiated grant requests (including things like a new refrigerator for Student Services to hold medications, reading materials to prevent the “summer slide” for students in our reading intervention classes, a school-wide performance for Black History Month, Morehead Planetarium’s mobile planetarium unit for our sixth grade science students, Art Room ceramic glazes, flexible seating for a math class, annotation black lights, and reading materials for a cross-country book club).
We have prepared two slightly different versions of the draft budget for next fiscal year. VERSION 1 funds Hospitality events a little less so we can fund grants a little more. VERSION 2 funds Hospitality a little more, so we put a little less into grants. If you have a moment, please take a look and come prepared to vote on Tuesday, June 4th. Thank you for your time, your interest, your donations and your talents---all in service to Culbreth’s PTSA, students, teachers and staff.