Some of you may have already experienced how the PTA is making an impact in our community… whether you attended a Kinder or New Family Playdate, Packet Pick Up or the First Day Opening Ceremony. One of the key tenets of our PTA is community building, and we have several more exciting events and programs planned throughout the school year where you can participate, volunteer and help build a stronger community.
The Duveneck PTA also works diligently to fundraise for our school, and we rely on your generous donations. A big part of our fundraising efforts is the Direct Ask contribution. There’s still time to donate (or donate again) online or through our Single Check Order Form. Any amount is always appreciated and will go along way in supporting your child’s education and our community.
With serious cuts to state funding for education in Palo Alto, the combined efforts of PiE and our PTA allows us to maintain the total quality of education that public dollars alone can’t provide. PiE helps to pay for staff in Music, Arts and Science while the PTA plays a significant role in ensuring that students and teachers have everything they need in the classroom, on the playground and in the library.
Funds raised by the PTA have provided for the purchase of new text books and library books, laptops and iPads, sports equipment and playground balls, and basic classrooms supplies such as pencils, erasers, and notebooks. We’ve also sponsored the Children’s Theater Outreach program, the annual Science Fair, and have provided scholarships for needs-based students to participate in school field trips, extra-curricular activities and PTA events.
Please consider giving and thank you for making an impact!