What are we doing with the funds we raise?
Last year, we raised over $57,000 through the support of our parents and sponsors. This is how the money wass spent:
When: December 6-13, 2020
Where: Anywhere! The Family Fun Walk/Run can be completed in the neighborhood or anywhere else!
What: The Gorrie Family Fun 3K Walk/Run is the sole PTA fundraiser for this year, providing numerous learning and enrichment programs for our students!
Go to https://www.getmovinfundhub.com/ to register your child (use school code 5f903fbda3e77). This year each student will receive an exciting PRIZE with every milestone donation level they achieve! Register now to earn that first prize!
We love our sponsors! This year’s sponsorship opportunities are:
Presenting ($3,000 - exclusive opportunity for your logo to be on this year's event t-shirt)
Please contact the event committee at firstname.lastname@example.org or 813-394-8483 if you're interested in supporting this year's virtual event!
For many important reasons, but primarily because this event benefits Gorrie Elementary School by providing funds for resources such as teacher training, events, technology and facility improvements, class programs and many other items to continuously improve the learning experience for our children.
This year, the funds being raised will be used to support our teachers through classroom grants for continuing education workshops and seminars, science projects, writing aids, and supplemental materials not provided by the county that our teachers believe will make a difference in learning in our classrooms.
AND . . .
A portion of the funds will also supplement the art and music department, ongoing maintenance, repair and replacement of visual aid equipment in every classroom, and our Gorrie Cares service projects which allows our students to give back to the community.
vs. The MOMS
Provided teacher training and team building at the start of the school year
Funded the Summer Reading celebration
Funded a new Literacy Night event, in addition to Science and Math Night
Funded ongoing spirit stick program
Funded the newspaper club
Funded landscaping efforts at start of school year
Purchased a new laptop for the Math Department, along with musical instruments and supplies
Approved over $10,000 in mini-grants for our teachers
Funded PAWS reading program
Funded ongoing supplies such as specialized light bulbs for classroom projectors, maintenance of Smartboards and responders, first day packets, fun machine maintenance and supplies
Funded a portion of the 5th grade end of year celebration week
Funded Gorrie C.A.R.E.S. initiatives, including Teach In, support for families in need, our Sister School, Ambassador program and more
Funded the Spring Arts Festival, Information Fair, Grandparents Day, Kindergarten Sing-a-Long, Skate Night, Clap In/Clap Out, Info Fair, and Staff Holiday Party
Funded supplies for a new community event, the Spaghetti Dinner
Funded Dads' Club movie night and other Dads' Club activities: spirit nights, Daddy Donut Days, Daddy roses, fans for the school and more
Funded Staff Appreciation Week
Purchased supplies for the Media Center to enhance STEM
Paid for catering for Conference Nights