Franklin PTA Annual Report 2022-2023
This school year was the first normal school year post-covid pandemic for the PTA related events and activities. We are very thankful to the generosity of our community members with their donations which have helped plan, organize and celebrate several activities throughout the school year.
We welcomed several new members to the PTA board who were serving in their roles for the first time and others who have been continuing members of the board. Together with school administration, teachers, parent volunteers, PTA community members and Franklin Dad’s club we have had a phenomenal year in fundraisers and events. Thank you to all of them for their passion and dedication towards our community and school!
This year we've had 3 major fundraisers, Fall Turkey Trot, Holiday Cookie Dough Drive and Book Fair.
With your help, Franklin's PTA raised a record $56,450 which augments the school experience of our students. This year, we contributed 100% of the Book Fair profits to go towards our Franklin Library, and the funds raised were able to buy our library another 113 new books for our students to check out!
We were able to deliver the following enrichment programs throughout the school year for various grades. We spent $11,500 to offer these programs.
TK-3 grades - SF Opera Sing-a-Story, CuriOdyssey Workshops
TK-5 grades - NED’s Mindset Mission Performance, Lawrence Hall of Science/Engineering Festival, National PTA Reflections Arts Program, Pop-Up Art Clubs
4-5th grades - Mad Science Workshops & Special Event
Community - Family Math Night, Franklin Reflections Arts Show & Stations
We spent $4150 celebrating our graduating class of Franklin 5th graders funding their yearbooks, graduation t-shirts & party. We wish them a successful transition to their middle school experience!
This year, Franklin PTA took the additional responsibility of funding the field trip transportation for all grades who had planned field trips. We spent $10,200 towards these expenses.
We were able to fully fund the budget for classroom supplies, arts, music & science supplies, student planners & binders and scholastic subscriptions/applications at $15,350 to supplement the classroom needs of all our students & teachers. Additionally, we funded library books worth $3500 and $750 towards Green Team and STEAM supplies.
We celebrated our teachers, volunteers and Franklin administration with appreciation events and funded these events with $4200 for food and thoughtful gifts from Franklin community members.
We spent roughly $5000 in administrative expenses including taxes, council fees, tech software, Founders day luncheon and PTA dinner.
We are making a $5000 donation to BCE on behalf of the Franklin Community which helps fund the teacher salaries for music, arts and PE programs and keeps our classroom sizes small. This would help BCE close the gap on their fundraising goal of $2.75M (currently $2.2M)
Finally, we spent roughly $12,900 in our community events which were offered completely FREE for all attendees. Our three biggest events were Ice Cream & Pizza Social (400 attendees), Franklin Family Dance (420 attendees) and Franklin Family Festival (831 attendees). Our other community building events were Multicultural Night, Samaritan House Drive and Meals on Wheels Holiday Card Drive. All these events were a phenomenal success and really brought our community together. We connected with many new families joining Franklin and bonded with parents, students and community members together after a long hiatus from the pandemic years. We heard many parents share their appreciation of bringing our community together once again at these school events!
Our total expenses for the above were $72,550 that is roughly $188 per student for an enriched school experience. In addition to the turkey trot donations, we received donations through the year and a carry over from our last year’district fiduciary account balance of $6000 which have helped us fund our programs.
The Franklin PTA is a volunteer run, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and we are registered as being a part of the California 17th District PTA. Our financial reports are available for the public to review. You can reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com for more information.
We are thankful for your support this past school year and look forward to your continued support in the form of donations and volunteer participation in the upcoming school year 2023-2024. We have struggled with consistent volunteer participation for our events in past year, please consider donating a few hours of your time during the upcoming school year.
Following is the schedule for our PTA General Meetings (7:00 p.m - 8:30 p.m PT) which runs every other month on the 1st Thursday. We will have options for you to join remotely through video conference.
September 7th, November 2nd, January 11th, March 7th, May 2nd
The General meetings are a great opportunity for you to participate in the planning and decision making of how we run our programs. We strongly encourage you to become involved and help us develop useful programs for our students at Franklin and our community!
Following are some pictures from our events and other PTA engagements this past year.
Enjoy and have a great summer!
Franklin Elementary School
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