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Friday, May 3, 2019, 11:59 PM
2018-2019 PTO Accomplishments
Purchased new 20x20 tent for fall fest, no more renting or begging for free tents
Purchased new BBQ pits, UNDER BUDGET so we don't have to borrow pits for day with dads, end of year, any other FLAIM events.
Purchased storage shelves to organize storage spaces above gym, organized storage spaces above gym
Paid for relocation of K-2 playground from Mayflower (got district to cover cost of mulch!)
Paid for relocation of Project fit America from Mayflower (got district to cover cost of mulch!)
Built outdoor classroom using shade sails and furniture from Polk, Mayflower, bought gravel.
Utilized 4-H grants for gravel, equipment, soil, and planters for garden
Received donated chicken coop, installed
Bought traffic signs to help us learn how to use the new campus
Painted the mural on the entry planters, thanks to a donation of paints from PPG and FLAIM Parent Nick Tryforos, mulched and cleaned up entry landscaping and trees in parking lot.
Thanks to Kristin Sanders, FLAIM Parent and Fastsigns, we got a STEAL of a deal to reproduce the Mayflower Mural on a vinyl banner at the carpool drop-off. Shoutout to Brian Pavlich for photographing and stitching the mural together.
Purchased popcorn machine, cotton candy machine
Moved bike rack from Mayflower campus
Worked with BR Green/Cox to get 25 trees donated and planted for Arbor Day (FREE)
Between discounts, donated materials, and things we got the district to pay for, we've saved about $15,000 this year!
Teachers & Administration
Purchased 2 smart boards for classrooms (<$2,000)
Purchased ice machine for cafeteria
Bought additional speakers for gym sound system, working on finding funding for a full new sound system through the district.
Created a print form newsletter that encourages engagement with all languages.
Brought in community members to read and talk in the target languages to individual classes.
Assisted the teachers in putting on the language cultural days, specifically they solicited a traditional Lion Dance performance and Cajun performers.
The Mandarin committee hosted a Lantern Festival family dinner in the Fall.
Donuts with Dad
Tailgate Chicken-Wing Cook-Off
Muffins with Mom
Silent Auction & Social
Due to the upcoming move to FLAIM's new campus, PTO funds have been used for yearly expenses such as Fall Fest, Teacher Appreciation, teacher lunches, etc. All additional fundraising dollars are being saved for new campus improvements. Over the summer and 2018-2019 school, we will accomplish:
Exterior improvements (graphics, murals)
Landscaping at entry
Exterior sport courts
More Bike Racks
Fundraising dollars will not cover all of our needs so our Grant Writing Committee is also leveraging dollars through grant writing and public/private partnerships.
Gutted and arranged food for multiple FLAIM families
Flood relief 20 flood-affected families (Distributed over $10,000)
Language books for libraries at both campuses
Mayflower teacher's lounge renovation (storage, new countertop and sink, repainted)
Repainting classrooms at Mayflower
Outdoor classroom at Polk
Speaker system for Mayflower gym
Raised a boatload of money working one of the largest LSU concession stands in Tiger Stadium
Pastries with Parents at both campuses