By joining Purefoy PTA you are committing to our school's success! The PTA holds fundraisers throughout the year in order to:
Provide more than $2,000 of Teacher Grants yearly for classroom needs ♦ Over $10,000 of Educational Programming per year including High Touch High Tech, Dennis Lee and more ♦ Staff and teacher luncheons ♦ Daily Teacher Appreciation Week activities ♦ Scholastic News Subscriptions for Grades 2-5 ♦ Family Engagement Events ♦ WatchDOG Volunteers ♦ On Campus Volunteers ♦ Diverse Abilities Days ♦ Multicultural Night
Invest in Purefoy's Future:
Significant funds raised so far toward future field improvements, including over $30,000 to provide more turf in 2021 ♦ $45,000 playground canopy ♦ $35,000 iPads/Google Chrome books, reflector apps, charging stations & Apple TVs ♦ $7,000 bookshelves and easels for classroom libraries and instructional materials ♦ $6,500 for class parties including the 5th grade end of year off site party ♦ $70,000 of books for the Purefoy library & new guided reading books ♦ $2,500 for baskets for 4th & 5th graders to transport their belongings between classes ♦ $10,000 for outdoor classroom ♦ $3,000 of equipment and supplies for the Fine Arts and P.E. departments ♦ $10,000 Alternative seating and learning desks for all classrooms ♦ An annual scholarship for graduating seniors who attended Purefoy ♦ Umbrellas for the picnic tables ♦ Gaga ball pit
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Support Education Advocacy in Austin:
COVID-19 Safety Lobbying ♦ Additional funding for pre-k ♦ Campuses will maintain a supply epinephrine auto injectors on campus ♦ E-cigarette sales banned to anyone under 18 ♦ ISDs are required to prohibit use of e-cigarettes on campus and at all school events off campus ♦ campuses can implement local free & reduced breakfast program as an alternative to the national program ♦ Kept 1.5 credits of physical education & .5 credit of health for graduation ♦ Truancy decriminalized ♦ $1.5 billion boost to education funding ♦ Average daily attendance calculated to include students on a flexible school day program which allows school to implement or expand internships, dual enrollment and outside work ♦ Funding for professional development opportunities for school counselors to help students make decisions about middle and high school coursework ♦ A writing assessment study and pilot program to develop an alternative to the current STAAR assessment ♦ Developed a framework for SBOE to narrow essential knowledge and skills foundation school curriculum so that districts are free to use their allotment for materials other than textbooks ♦ Students who have failed no more than 2 EOCs can receive their diploma if approved by individual graduation committee
If I join, do I have to?
- Volunteer? - No. Joining the PTA is not the same as volunteering. We have numerous activities planned during the school year and need plenty of volunteers to make it all happen, but volunteering is not required.
- Go to meetings? - No. We have five general meetings a year and you are welcome to attend, but it is not required.
- Spend a lot of time at the school? - No. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities available with the PTA. We have things that can be done at home, opportunities for working parents, activities that require a lot of hours and others that require minimal amounts of time. Simply let us know what you are interested in doing and how much time you have available to volunteer and we will help you find the right “job” for you.
Questions? – Please contact Laura Christal (VP Membership) at firstname.lastname@example.org
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