Colorado Gives Day - Dec 10th - Please Support Ralston Elementary - Give Where You Live! Visit Coloradogives.org *Search/Select Ralston Elementary PTA
Mon, Dec 9 9:02pm

Tomorrow, December 10th is Colorado Gives Day! All Coloradans are encouraged to join the statewide Colorado Gives Day Movement by supporting their favorite causes. Please consider giving to Ralston Elementary PTA (Ralston Families) by visiting www.coloradogives.org and search/select for Ralston! 

 

Below is a detailed description of how your donation directly assists your child through funding for Teachers Aides', Technology, STEM & Various Programs: 

Paraprofessionals

  • District funds one 6-hour paraprofessional
  • Ralston employs 8 paraprofessionals
    • Three paras are assigned to kindergarten classrooms
    • One para supports kindergarten and 4th and 5th grade ELA
    • One para provides small group reading interventions for 1st and 2nd, support for 2nd grade math and 3rd grade ELA, and some kindergarten support
    • One para provides small group reading intervention for 1st grade, supports 1st, 2nd and 4th grade math
    • One para is assigned to manage the library
    • One part-time para supports clerical functions
    • Most paras provide lunch/recess supervision

Technology

  • Ralston has 1:1 devices in grades 1st – 5th; kindergarten has access to class set of iPads
  • Devices become obsolete after 4 years; about 50 replacements needed by EOY
  • Projectors will last 5 – 6 years; 12 probable replacements this year
  • Document cameras; 5 probable replacements by EOY

STEM Lab & Instructional Supports

  • Replenish STEM Lab supplies
  • Field trips (in-house and outside)
  • Science Fair
  • Space Day
  • Tower Garden
  • Wind Turbine

Programs

  • Spelling Bee
  • Geography Bee
  • Reflections (Arts)
  • Kindness Committee
  • Talent Night
  • Playground Equipment
  • Scholarship Fund/Child Advocacy
  • Marine Education (fish tank)
  • Rock Wall
  • Staff Appreciation

 

Thank you for your ongoing support!