So What Does the PTA do?

Each year the PTA offers a budget to be approved by membership for activities, projects, and events for the staff, families and students of Fort Foote Elementary. We continue to be motivated by providing the best opportunities and resources for our kids and staff. Your support continues to assist us in supporting the many planned events and activities and requested resources needed by the students and staff. Here are some recent examples of what our fundraising and membership dues has contributed:

Enriched student education and experience

  • Secured a $25,000 grant to provideĀ  the remainder K-1st grade with SmartBoards
  • Purchased new LED School Marquee
  • SecuredĀ  yearly $3000 grant for after-school STEM and tutoring program.
  • Hosted movie nights for students
  • Spearheading school grounds beautification with community partners

Supported teachers and staff

  • Provided gifts and care packages for Teacher Appreciation Week
  • Hosted a breakfast for teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week
  • Had the piano tuned
  • Provided fans for the lunchroom staff
  • Provided teacher lounge with new furniture and makeover
  • Secured a grant for $6000 dedicated for teachers supplies at the beginning of the school year (2016).

Enhanced parent involvement and communications

  • Hosted the annual Boohoo/Yahoo Breakfast welcoming kindergarten parents on the first day of school for kindergartners
  • Coordinated parent volunteers who donated countless hours toward a variety of school activities
  • Assisted in the advocacy for disability ramp and door being installed
  • Offered electronic payments for parents
  • Maintained the bulletin board at school entrance
  • Maintained our Facebook page
  • Offer door prizes and raffle prizes during events

Promoted school spirit

  • Coordinated our annual back-to-school night
  • Planned spirit nights at Chuck E. Cheese’s
  • Designed a new spirit t-shirt and secured approval for kids to wear on Fridays in lieu of uniform shirts