Joining Together for Student Success
Parent engagement is key to student success. In San Carlos, our students benefit from strong parent involvement in school PTAs and the San Carlos Education Foundation. We encourage you to support both organizations. Together they help to ensure that our San Carlos schools continue to provide a quality, well-rounded education.
Donations supporting the Parent-Teacher Association will help fund site-specific supply, instructional, and community-building needs, as well as advocate state-wide for students and teachers. PTA funds will be used during the 2021–2022 school year and will cover critical cleaning supplies, school supplies, teacher stipends, principal funds, and other school-wide community, administrative and academic support. Suggested level of support is $250 per family, but all contributions are appreciated. Additional levels of sponsorship are available as are individual PTA memberships. Arundel tries to come close to 100% PTA participation. Let's try to meet that goal this year!
Classroom & Learning Support: PTA fundraising has a direct impact on the classroom experience and is critical for our current learning situation. Funds provide teachers the flexibility to provide unique and customized learning, inclusive of distance learning needs with generous teacher stipends, literacy aids, classroom materials and outdoor learning spaces.
Community Building & Events: Part of the mission of the PTA is to build community amongst our circle of families. We do this by holding community-building events that bring people together to celebrate our school. Stay tuned for exciting safe events that will be announced soon
Art & Special Programs: PTA funds cover much of the supplies your child received for their distance learning. Crayons & materials needed to make our budding artists successful.
Advocacy: PTA advocacy efforts are critical both locally and across the state to ensure equitable funding for schools and support laws that improve the lives of all children. Your support of the PTA makes our voices heard in Sacramento and creates real positive change in our schools.
San Carlos Education Foundation (SCEF)
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SCEF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused on supporting core staff and innovative programs for every child in every classroom in the San Carlos school distrinct. SCEF is the primary fundraising organization for San Carlos schools and the only fundraising organization that can fund personnel.
What does my donation support? This school year, the SCEF grant will be used to fund:
Teaching Positions and Professional Development Funds: To enable the district to hire teaching staff and support innovation and professional development.
Technology Devices and Applications: Fund the purchase of Chromebooks, iPads, Curriculum and Online Education Applications.
Mental Health and Wellness: Enable schools to ensure a mental health safety net to support the social emotional needs of students by providing funds to hire counselors and provide mental health services.
Elective Teachers and Music Programs: Funds to support Music for Minors in Elementary schools and hire middle school elective teachers and support award-winning music programs.
Principal Flex Funds: Provide each school principal with funding to address specific school site needs.
- Support for Next-Generation Science Curriculum: Provide supplies and materials to aid the hands-on teaching of the NGSS Science Curriculum in all grade levels.
- Library Program: Funds to supplement state resources to re-open libraries.
Thank you for your support!