Why do we need to fundraise?
Many parents ask this as they get started in the public school system--especially with all the property taxes we pay each year. Funding for schools does a good job of covering our buildings, teacher salaries, administration, books and other necessities, but lost in that are some much-needed enrichment programs and community-building activities that make the overall learning environment what it needs to be for all of our kids. In order to provide this overall learning environment, we must raise funds--but fundraising is not our mission. The funds we receive are put to use for student programs, teacher resources, family-focused activities and school improvements.