ARNOLDSBURG PTO ANSWERS FUND-RAISING QUESTIONS

(10/14/2003)

I am writing this letter to try and clear up several questions surrounding Arnoldsburg PTO fund-raisers.

Arnoldsburg PTO supports the school by funding trips (Disney on Ice, Cedar Creek, etc.), purchasing workbooks, Reading is Fundamental (RIF)books, and we have now purchased new furniture for every classroom at the school.

This year we raised over $10,000 at the Molasses Festival, making our balance $13,500.

We had already voted to replace our old PTO booth with a new, road approved $8,000 booth that has a storage tank for water, hot water heater, new refrigerator, etc. We hope to use this booth and go to the Wood Festival, Black Walnut Festival and other events.

We also spend around $2500 EACH YEAR on the students Christmas gift. So, with the $8,000 for the booth and $2,500 for Christmas that left us with $3,000.

Mrs. Tetrick, the principal, asked the PTO to purchase new floor tile for the classrooms that still had some carpet in them. This needed to be done for health reasons, the students nap on the carpet and it is very unsanitary. The estimate for the tile was $7900. We had hoped that the Board of Education would help us in purchasing this, but they are unable to do so.

The price of the tile clearly exceeds the amount of money that we have left. Therefore, we felt that in order to purchase this tile that it would be necessary to do additional fund-raisers.

We have a wonderful and dedicated group of students, parents and staff at Arnoldsburg School. I would like to thank each business, or individual that has supported PTO in the past and hope that we can continue to work together. I hope this clears up whatthe PTO money is used for and that we can continue to make Arnoldsburg School the best that it can be.

Jenna Jett
PTO President