Fundraising at Stafford
For the past several decades, Stafford Primary School parents have supported educational programming, enrichment activities, tangible classroom and school-wide needs, staff appreciation events, parent socials and many other wonderful things that we’ve all come to count on at Stafford. We do this as a collective group, each family giving what they can to ensure that our school can continue offering top-notch opportunities for our students and families. These programs are not possible without the generous families that attend Stafford and the many ways you give of your time, resources and talents.
Each year, our Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) budgets approximately $60,000 to keep programs and opportunities available: Art Literacy, visiting authors, the new Stafford book room, garden lessons, our annual Striders running program, Scientist in Residence, Artists in Residence, grade level grants for special activities like Toastmasters speaking classes, Pancake Breakfast, and Bingo Night. Many other programs rely on this funding, too. In addition, we provide each classroom teacher with a grant to purchase much-needed supplies for their classrooms at the beginning of each school year. Without our PTSA budget, these programs would not exist at Stafford.
Annual fundraising efforts typically raise around $40,000/year. This occurs primarily through Annual Fund direct donations at the beginning of the school year, the annual parent social in the spring, and monthly returns from community partners like Box Tops for Education, can returns and Amazon Smiles. The remainder of our annual budget is covered by a general fund that supplements the annual income of the PTSA. Our big auction, held once every 4-5 years, creates this ‘General Fund’ and has provided the means to continue offering such high quality programming at Stafford.
Stafford Reserved Parking Spot Raffle
$50 buys you ONE entry into the drawing that will be held on Friday, September 13 at 3:00 pm. Buy one ticket or multiple tickets to increase your chances. The parking spot will be your very own reserved premier parking space for the school year. You'll never have to worry about pulling in late to a musical informance or field trip day again.
All money collected from this raffle supports all students at Stafford!
CONGRATULATIONS to THE HARRIS FAMILY --
2019/2020 Parking Spot Raffle Winner!
And a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who participated in this fundraiser!
Together, we raised over $1,800 for Stafford students.