Expenses – How the budget will be spent
Mentors: In-class support for K-2nd grade classes. With the additional K/1 split class we have the need for an additional position this year.
Library/Student Support: Ms. Sonia’s work as librarian and all-around student support.
Wellness & Health Ed: Necessary mental health services, 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. Costello’s discretionary fund.
Replenish expired emergency supplies and purchase any new items needed.
Diversity/Unity Program: Diversity 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.
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 http://www.peraltaschool.org/contribute/ 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.