Reminder: Summary of Strategic Spending Request - School Wide Cultural Enrichment - Vote on March 30th
Wed, Mar 29 8:40pm

Hello Families,

In late September, the PFC sent out a survey to both teachers and parents gathering feedback on how best to utilize our strategic funds this year. THANK YOU to all that took valuable time to complete this survey!!  We gathered this feedback and created a committee of parents, teachers and PFC leadership. The purpose of this committee (Strategic Spending Committee) is to take these ideas into consideration and propose to our PFC members actionable recommendations for a vote.

We reviewed these recommendations and organized them into categories - Facilities/Beautification, Teaching Support, Academic Support, Enrichment, STEM, Art/Music, Counseling/SEL Support, Safety, and others. Look for future communications on the efforts that have been made, not only through this committee, but also our amazing principal and leadership at Walnut Acres! 

To date, we have allocated funds for increased math/reading intervention specialists,  school-based murals that the kids will help design/paint, STEAM materials and additional PE equipment.

At the Special Session on Thursday March 30th, we would like to vote on:

Ask: Allocate $5000 for the School Wide Cultural Enrichment to be used for all grade levels.

Overview: Teachers are requesting funds ($200/classroom)  to help bring cultural enrichment to life in the classroom.  Teachers will transform their rooms into different countries/continents and plan curriculum to teach each class about different cultures and traditions. We are hoping to make this part of the curriculum this year and in the future.  We will be using the funds to get books, decor, and purchase supplies and activities, with the plan to reuse for future years. 

Ask: $5000 - approximately $200/Classroom

So please join us for the Special Session on Thursday March 30th at 7pm.

Thank you in advance for support, and look for more communications to detail out what we are working on to have a safe, amazing school for our kids and community. 

Strategic Spending Committee


Melanie Mitsch is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Strategic Spending Vote
Time: Mar 30, 2023 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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