PTA Grants Update: Your SSO Donations at Work

Thanks to the help of our community’s generosity, the Student Support & Outreach (SSO) fund has continued to provide for our students and teachers throughout the year.  Recent approvals have included the following items:

  • Innovation grants: Supplies for painting butterfly murals for International Night, science textbooks from Japan, a fidget tool library, and bookmarks for Young Author's Day.  Ask your student about their bookmark!
  • Professional development: We provided teachers with extra professional development funding.  Many faculty took advantage to visit other schools and learn from best practices.

As a reminder, SSO funds are spent in the current school year to benefit all McDonald students.  They pay for everything funded by the PTA except for Instructional Support (which funds our IAs and ISs).  More information on the funding model can be found on the PTA web site.  Thank you for your donations, and a special thanks to the committee of parents who reviewed the grant proposals!

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