Peralta Parent Teacher Group Budget

Click for PDFs of the Budgeted Expenses for 2018-19 and the Projected Fundraising (Income) for 2018-19.

Expenses – How the budget will be spent

School Support

Mentors: In-class support for Kindergarten classes.

Library/Student Support: Ms. Sonia’s work as librarian and all-around student support.

Wellness & Health Ed: 5th grade puberty education, student support, snacks.

Computer Supplies and Support: We’re purchasing additional Chrome books, a new teacher laptop, replacing aging Elmo projectors, and various other technology needs and support.

Principal's Fund: Ms. Hendrie’s discretionary fund.

Earthquake/Disaster Preparedness: Replenish expired emergency supplies and purchase any new items needed.

Welcoming Dinner: Support the Dinner, other community building activities.

Teacher Grants: Direct support to teachers.


Art: Art with Ellen, weekly classes for students, Art projects with Trena, art supplies, teacher education.

Sports: Coach’s weekly Phys. Ed. class – baseball, wall ball, yoga, freeze tag.

Music: K-3rd graders sing with local musician Bonnie Lockhart, 4-5th graders with QB, and additional music with Contare con Vivo.

Garden Expenses: Garden plants, supplies, garden workday costs, Gabby’s garden classes.

Field Trips: Each class has $1,000 for field trips – Asian Art Museum, Senior Center, Guide Dogs for the Blind, Coyote Hills, Golden Gate Bridge.

Student & Teacher Recognition: 5th grade Graduation, Student of the Month awards, staff holiday lunches, and other recognition events.

PPTG Discretionary: Small pilot programs or urgencies, as they arise.

Fundraising – How the budget will be collected



Auction: This evening collects community donations and brings together parents for an evening of socializing (drinks!) and dancing in our only child-free event.

Book Fair: A student favorite, this is small in dollars, mighty in literacy (and scented erasers)!

Peralta in Bloom: We really need all hands on deck to pull off this giant community-building fundraiser (carnival games! cakes!) in the spring.  

LRPG Yard Sale: This giant yard sale pulls in local parents looking for deals on clothing, toys and furniture, and supports Claremont Middle School as well as Peralta.

Walkathon: Our premier student powered fundraiser, our third largest source of income.

Sales and Small Projects: Parents Night Out, Friday Coffee & Cups, and Peralta t-shirts all support our mission.

Quilt Raffle: Ellen & the students’ hard work and beautiful art come together to raise funds for the Art program.


Peralta Fund: 50% of all PPTG revenue! Parent donations directly fund enrichment programs and staff for the year. We ask families to consider giving one more month of their pre-K childcare expense, or one month of summer camp. Donations can be spread out over the year, through online automatic monthly deductions.

Corporate Matching: Please, if you can double the impact of your donation through your employer, this is a valuable source of funds! We can help you set this up.

Merchant Donations: A variety of community merchants support Peralta and the PPTG. Shop there and give Peralta cash at the same time.  See for more details.


As our demographics have changed and we’ve lost Title 1 status, our school site is eligible for fewer of these opportunities. Any parents who do have the time, energy and skills to research and apply for grants could make a dramatic impact.