Elizabeth Blackwell PTSA

How the PTSA Helps the Students of Blackwell

Here is a detailed list of the Blackwell Elementary PTSA donations: 

Area of Focus

Description

2015-16 Budget

Health and Safety

Health room, emergency preparedness, safety patrol, and vision and hearing screening are all examples of how the PTSA supports student health and safety at Blackwell.

$1,250

School Arts Programs

Parent-run, PTSA-funded Art programs, including Art Smart and Reflections,  enrich students' knowledge and appreciation of art, artists, technique and media. Without the PTSA these well-loved programs would not be possible.

$5,400

Enrichment

The PTSA enriches students with math challenges, math night, science fair and provides support for special needs programs.

$850

After School Activities

Many of the after school activities are sponsored by the PTSA.  Examples include:

  • Foreign Language Classes
  • Blackwell Chess Club
  • School Plays - Small Hands on Art
  • Running Club
  • Brewer Basketball
  • Ski Bus

$4,500

 

School Grants

PTSA School Grants go to support a variety of programs and services that touch the educational experiences we can offer to our students.  Here’s a list of potential uses of these funds for this year:

  • Off-site field trips cost
  • In-house field trips, guest speakers, special events
  • Purchase Scholastic reading books
  • Off-set costs for Wood and Paper Workshop
  • Classroom supplies: headphones, special handwriting pencils, dry erase boards and markers for students, & art supplies
  • Classroom sets of thesaurus and dictionaries
  • Board games                            
  • Bookshelves
  • Salmon tank maintenance supplies
  • Social studies supplemental materials and books
  • Electric pencil sharpeners
  • Assemblies
  • Jump ropes, lacrosse balls & flex balls
  • Substitutes for teachers to attend conferences/conduct planning days
  • Specialized classroom rugs
  • Character building books for counselor
  • School Psychology tools app, autism curriculum package
  • Motivator devices to help students stay on task
  • Weighted lap pads
  • Stress balls, thera-band balls, chewy pencil toppers, pinch grip pencil toppers, foot fidget bands
  • Various teacher instructional books

$29,440

 

 

School Outreach

The PTSA supports the school via various outreach programs. Examples include:

  • Sharing is Caring
  • Teacher Appreciation Week
  • Volunteer Recognition
  • Apparel Coordinator
  • Advocacy
  • Student Directory

$6,300

 

Family Events

The PTSA also works to foster community including hosting family events.  Examples include.

 

  • Ice Cream Social
  • Talent Show
  • Bingo Family Night
  • Dads & Donuts
  • Halloween Carnival
  • International Celebration
  • Gingerbread House Contest
  • New Family Dinner
  • Walk to School Month

 

$5,475