Did you know that Colorado ranks in the lower third among the states in public-school spending per pupil? Say what?! That’s right, we are number 39 nationally among the 50 states in public school per pupil spending!
How can we begin to make up for the shortfall that isn’t provided by the Boulder Valley School District (BVSD), state, and federal sources? That’s where Foothill Elementary PTO’s Fund the Fox campaign comes in. The program provides critical funding for the staffing and resources that help to make our school the healthy and safe place for learning that we know it to be.
In order to meet the budgetary goals of the school, provide necessary personnel to support our students, and to equip our teachers with what is needed to run their classrooms, the Foothill PTO is asking for a suggested donation of $275 per student. However, contributing to Fund the Fox is voluntary. Please give at a level that is appropriate for your family. No donation is too big or too small! Our goal is to achieve 100% participation from all Foothill families. Click here to view this year's PTO budget.
Funds raised through our annual Fund the Fox campaign will support:
This is our chance to come together as a community to give our staff and students the resources they need to be successful teachers and learners.
Families who contribute to Fund the Fox by September 30, 2018 will receive a limited edition Foothill Fox tote bag. (One tote bag per family.) Our preference is to receive contributions online. If you choose to submit cash or check, please deliver in a marked envelope to the Foothill office. Checks should be made out to “Foothill PTO” with Fund the Fox in the memo. The Foothill Elementary PTO is a 501(c)(3) organization and all donations are tax deductible.
Every year matching gifts from employers provide thousands of dollars to Fund the Fox. Please send any and all matching paperwork you receive to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Foothill Elementary PTO welcomes all Foothill parents, students and staff to contribute their thoughts and ideas to our blog.