Your Drew PTSA partnered with the school administration to identify areas of need for technology resources. After Mrs. Means-Harris informed us that the School-Community Based (SCB), speech pathology, and media center staff could benefit from upgrades to their communications technology, we immediately decided on iPads. We hand delivered 6 iPads and protective cases to a very ecstatic bunch of educators. We sincerely hope that these tools will help to improve communications and enhance instruction for our children with special needs.
The PTSA elf has struck again! Eighteen staff members were greeted by gift cards, supplies, teaching manipulatives, and even furniture on Thursday morning, August 24, along with a personalized card. We had many more requests this year than last year, but we were still able to procure substantial resources for all recipients. We are helping to offset out-of-pocket costs that many staff members include in their annual budgets to make their classrooms educational and fun for our children.
We also managed to stay just under budget by spending $1,497.48 of our allocated $1,500. While it may be simple to donate money or in kind on your own, your Drew PTSA coordinates the effort to ensure that staff members' needs are addressed, funds are allocated appropriately without sacrificing other budget requests, and gifts are delivered on behalf of our entire PTSA community.
Check out the pictures of all the resources courtesy of the 2016-2017 PTSA administration. The Dewalt power drill kit for Mr. Macías and his building services staff is not pictured.