Monthly Archives: September 2013

Win a $50 Gift Card!

Complete the PTSA Annual Fund/PTSA Membership Form ONLINE by Tuesday, October 15 and you could win a $50 gift certificate good at our Moonlit Masquerade Auction in February.  Donate to the Annual Fund, become a PTSA member, and order your 2013/14 school Directory in a few easy steps!  Start here today!  Thank you to all the supporters that have already chosen to give so generously. 


Here is a brief list of the PTSA-funded programs + services:

  • Science Teacher in Residence + supplies
  • Art Literacy
  • Artist in Residence
  • Annual donation to teachers for supplies
  • Grade-level grants for special projects
  • Health Wellness Programs
  • Visiting Authors
  • Computer Equipment + Technology
  • Public Speaking + Leadership Programs

Barbour’s Basket- Snack Drive!

Additional week added!  Please continue to bring snacks through Friday 10/4.  Thank You!

The week of Sept 23-27 will BarbourBasketsbe a week for children to bring their own snack, plus one for “Barbour’s Basket”. Each classroom will have a basket marked “Ms. Barbour’s Basket” to put the “extra snack” in. Examples are fruit, a nutri-grain/ Zbar, cheese and crackers, etc. We are asking students to bring one extra snack. This is totally optional. If a child wants to participate more than one day during that week it is their choice! Encourage your child to take the initiative to help a friend at school by sharing a snack. This is a low cost way to help others, and a valuable one for the school. These snacks will be given to Ms. Barbour to distribute.

Our school has a giving heart. Teaching our children to give to others will not only grow their hearts but it is good for their minds and souls. Thank you for your support . Questions? Please contact our Community Service Co-Chairs, Kirsten Juster or Erika Vincent

Annual Fund + Membership Drive ONLINE!

Stafford PTSA


Annual Fund + Membership Drive

Complete the PTSA Annual Fund/PTSA Membership Form ONLINE by Friday, September 20 and you could win an iPod Touch!

Stafford’s Parent-Teacher-Student Association offers critical programs and services to help improve the quality of your child’s education.

Rather than asking our children to sell products to raise money for these programs, Stafford PTSA asks families to contribute to an Annual Fund and participate in an auction every three to four years.

The Annual Fund typically generates $15,000-$20,000 per year through parent donations. The auction, which generated about $89,000 in the spring of 2009, supplements the Annual Fund for a few years.

PTSA has budgeted $47,716 to pay for this year’s programs, which is just under $100 per student.

With your contribution to the Annual Fund, the PTSA can continue to provide these programs. By joining Stafford’s PTSA, you can help to decide which programs PTSA offers for your child. Please consider a donation today to show your support for the students and teachers at Stafford.

To donate to the Annual Fund, order a directory, or become a PTSA Member please click HERE.  You will automatically be entered into the Apple iPod Touch drawing by submitting your PTSA Annual Fund/PTSA Membership Form online by Friday, September 20.