The PTA funds 100% of our school's Science, Garden, Music & Arts ALIVE! Programs and the coordinators and supplies that keep them going. Sustainability is critical.
Sustainable Programs Focus on sustaining our current programs and coordinators. Fine tune event fundraising to ensure sustainability.
Sustainable Volunteers Communicate with and engage volunteers
Sustainable Handoff Develop documentation and checklists to make handoffs of PTA events and activities simpler
Science Alive! provides NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) integrated science curriculum and experiments for the teachers. It provides supplies to do experiments and assistance to pre-stage to make them easy to do! It offers support to the teachers to integrate science and it works in conjunction with garden.
Garden Alive! coordinates garden docents in each classroom on garden activities. Provides garden lesson support, prepares supplies for docents, and integrates closely with Science. Maintains the garden and the chickens.
Music Alive! teaches music in all classrooms and introduces and guides all students to appreciate music through rhythm and song. Kindergarten and primary students learn music fundamentals, while intermediate students are introduced to more advanced music theory and instrumental performance. Students showcase their skills in concert twice per year.
Art Alive! coordinates art docents in each classroom on art activities. Provides art lesson ideas, prepares supplies for docents.
This will be the first year that all positions will be in place and paid for the entire year. Paid coordinator positions have been essential to developing a sustainable model. Volunteers are always needed to make everything happen, but if a program is fully dependent on volunteers, it can often disappear if a critical volunteer leaves. The paid model has allowed us to continue these programs even with turnover. Volunteer, donate, sustain!