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PTO Annual Fund

 

 

IT’S EASY TO DONATE:

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How much do we need to raise? Our goal for 2023/24 is $66,000. Suggested Donation: $150 per student. We ask that every Runkle family make a contribution – no matter the size – to demonstrate a commitment to our community and make a huge impact on your child’s Runkle experience.

 

Where does your Annual Fund Contribution money go?

The following is a partial list of items that the PTO Annual Fund paid for in past years, some of which are also planned for this year:

 

LITERACY ENRICHMENT FOR K-8 GRADES

  • 1st-4th grade: Author visit by Caldecott Medalist Jason Chin 
  •  
    5th and 6th grade: Author visit by Veera Hiranandani  The Night Diary, that won a Newbery Honor.
  • Library Fund

PAAR (PERFORMING ARTS AT RUNKLE) FOR K-8 GRADES

  • K Grade Pineapple Project
  • 1st Grade BJ Hickman, reading magician
  • 2nd Grade Michael Tougias, author
  • 3rd Grade Leland Faulkner, Native American storyteller 
  • 4th Grade Wingmasters, Native American storytelling 
  • 5th Grade Chris Poulos, BMX 
  • 6th Grade Andrea Lovett, storytelling coach
  • 7th Grade Mythmasters
  • 8th Grade Knighthorse, Shakespeare performance 

MATH & SCIENCE ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS FOR K-8

 

Techsploration Programs for K-8:

  • Structural Engineering
  • 1st grade Waves, Sound and Light
  • 2nd grade Structural Engineering
  • 3rd grade Weather
  • 4th grade Forces of motion
  • 5th grade Forces of motion
  • 6th grade – 8 Grade Energy and electricity

FIELD TRIPS FOR K-8 GRADES

  • K Grade Hall’s Pond and Amory Woods
  • 1st Grade Franklin Park Zoo
  • 2nd Grade Bugs and Butterflies Trip
  • 3rd Grade Plimoth Plantation
  • 4th Grade Lowell Mills
  • 5th Grade Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum
  • 6th Grade Camp Wing – Runkle T shirts provided
  • 7th Grade Howe Caverns, upstate New York
  • 8th Grade White Water Rafting, Crabapple, MA
  • RISE Ice Skating – Larz Anderson

ALL OF RUNKLE BENEFITS FROM…

  • K-8 Grades receive $250 per classroom toward field trips
  • Professional development for our educators – Google Training Program & Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • K-8 Grade Teacher stipends
  • New teachers stipend for setting up new classrooms
  • Principal Discretionary Fund
  • Online Family Directory 
  • Runkle Newsletter and PTO Communications
  • Teacher Appreciation Fund
  • Piano Tuning
  • Laminating machine maintenance 
  • PTO Contingency Fund 
  • Professional Spot Light for Multipurpose Room
  • Playaways (individual audio books) and eReaders in the library for student borrowing
  • Math and Science Night
  • International Night
  • Candy House Decorating
  • Ice Skating Night – Runkle-only session at Larz Anderson
  • Bingo Night
  • Middle School Dance
  • Music and Arts Festival 
  • Welcome Wagon – Popsicle Party, Welcoming Breakfast
  • Community Action – Thank you gift cards to crossing guards
  • Library Fund

 

A Breakdown of how the Annual funds will be put to use:

Administration $2,125
Annual Fund Expenses $850
Arts Enrichment $6,750
Communication $900
Community Events $5,050
Literacy Support $5,400
Math and Science Enrichment $6,750
School Support $6,950
Student Support $11,750
Teacher Support $19,350
Total Budgeted Expenses for 2023/24 $65,875

 
 
 
 

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