Let’s Invest in Our Kids!
Flatirons Annual Giving Campaign
At Flatirons, the Annual Giving Campaign is critical to implementing each step of our 2013-2018 Strategic Plan. In this plan, parents and teachers call for more creative hands-on learning; more arts, music and theater; more para professionals to provide differentiated learning; greater use of technology; and more collaboration and continuity between grades and teachers.
Last year, we made huge progress on our plan after parents raised an incredible $46,500 for the Annual Campaign. This year our goal is to raise $50,000 and involve even more parents.
If you have not yet made your donation, please take the time now to make a donation of $250 per child enrolled at the school. If you can give more, please do. If you can’t give $250, give what you can. We pledge to put every cent of your donation to work on behalf of our kids. Here’s to a great year!
Ross Wehner and Leslie Simpson, Annual Giving Campaign Co-Chairs (and Flatirons parents!)
Here is what the PTO funds, thanks to you!
*Project-Based Learning (PBL) – Flatirons teachers recently participated in a PBL workshop, funded by you! Now a group of 11 Flatirons teachers are forging ahead with more training and yearlong coaching to implement Project-Based Learning in the classroom.
*Para Professionals – Despite the ongoing budget crisis, Flatirons has a huge number of teaching assistants. Our wonderful para’s have decades of experience and allow us to teach to each child.
*Technology – we recently purchased Chrome books for the 3rd grade and teachers are asking for more!
*Arts and Outdoor Ed – Ms. O is getting her Ukuleles in order to start her hootenanny, and we will continue to fund outdoor ed, music and theater offerings!
*Big Increase in Assemblies– coming up: Much Ado About Nothing: Shakespeare & Violence Prevention and Reading to End Racism workshops – funded by you!
*Literacy Support and Library – Flatirons lost its literacy professional because of district funding cuts, but PTO is providing additional support to help fill the gap. We also recently purchased $2,500 in graphic novels and other cool library materials!
Please Give Today – Your Support is Critical for Our Kids