Dear da Vinci Families,
Last night at our first PTSA meeting, we elected new officers, adopted our 2016-17 budget and generated excitement about how we best continue to serve and support our wonderfully special da Vinci Arts learning community.
Our students are extremely fortunate to attend school in such a generous community and benefit greatly from your many contributions of time and money. Our exceptional arts-infused program is not possible without support beyond what Portland Public School District provides.
Our PTSA and our Foundation coordinate fundraising, and we want to share with you their unique roles. Here is an overview of fundraising for the 2016-17 school year:
da Vinci PTSA
Purpose: The da Vinci PTSA raises funds to supply arts materials and academic enrichment for students. This includes staff classroom budgets, planners, library books and special events. Additionally, we hope to focus on increasing our da Vinci technology.
da Vinci Foundation
Purpose: da Vinci Foundation funds are the only way to provide additional staff (PEOPLE) for our school, above and beyond what the district allocates each year. For this year, Foundation funds have afforded us with three essential staff positions.
$60,000 is our fundraising goal. To meet our goal, we need 100% participation.
Run for the Arts Next FRIDAY, October 7th!
Purpose: Run for the Arts is an annual fundraiser that allows da Vinci students to fundraise directly for staff & supplies to further our arts education goals at the school. Students solicit contributions from sponsors for each lap they complete on Friday, October 7th.
We hope you will add your voice to our PTSA as a voting member, and stay tuned to the Scroll for our next meeting. Sheli or Liz have PTSA envelopes in the main office.
Our first da Vinci Foundation meeting will be Monday, October 3rd from 7:00 pm to 8:30 at Migration Brewery, 2828 NE Glisan. If you are unable to make it but would like to join our Foundation Team, please email Foundation Chair Brian Schaeperkoetter or Principal Fred Locke.
Don Gavitte & Howard Freedman, PTSA Co-Presidents
Brian Schaeperkoetter, Foundation Chair
Fred Locke, Principal