Peralta Parent Teacher Group Budget

Below is a overview of the expenses and income for the PPTG.  You can also read the PDF of the Actuals for 2014-15 and the 2015-16 budget.


Expenses – How the budget will be spent

School Support

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.

Earthquake/Disaster Preparedness:

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.

Enrichment

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.

 
  Estimated 2015-16 total: $282,000

 

Estimated 2015-16 total: $282,000

 

Fundraising – How the budget will be collected

 

Activities

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.

Donations

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.

Grants

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.

 
Estimated 2015-16 total: $273,000

Estimated 2015-16 total: $273,000