supporting our kids,
families & Staff
our fundraising goal
Why is this fundraiser so important?
Listen to what one of our teachers, Kelly gunn, has to say
challenges in our classrooms
our teachers need your help
As many of you know, our big PTA fundraiser for the last six years has been the Teravista Lighthouse Festival. This is our time to come together as a community for some fun and fundraising. This year is different in so many ways but in many other ways it’s the same! We still have amazing teachers and staff doing all the work to teach and support the kids of Teravista Elementary and their families. And we, the PTA, still want to support the kids, families, and staff, too.
the Teravista PTA’s mission is: To make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.
One way we live out that mission is through our commitment to purchasing necessary educational programming and educational tools, supporting our TvE staff through appreciation give backs, and community giving.
AND CHOOSE WHERE YOUR SUPPORT GOES:
Annual costs: $4,125
Our PTA pays the subscription fees for computer programs the students of Teravista use every day:
Scholastic News Subscription: $700
Brain Pop Subscription: $2040
Discovery Education Subscription: $1085
Author Visits: Cost Varies
annual costS: $4,650
Every year the PTA budgets for wish list purchases of educational tools from each grade level (K-5), Pre-K, Resource, TAG and from the Cafeteria, Custodial, Intervention, Nurse and PPCS. We also budget to support the counselors, Art and Music.
Grades K – 5: $2,400
Cafeteria, Custodial, Intervention, Nurse, ECSE (Early Childhood Education), Pre K, Resource, TAG, Technology: $1,350
Art, Music, and Counseling Support: $900
add’l purchases: $7,469
Over the years, the PTA has purchased educational tools for use by the students including:
Green/Blue Screen for Announcements: $79
Bulletin Boards throughout the School: $2,185
Egg incubators: $1,260
Die Cut Machine: $395
Chrome Books: $3,800
Books for Literacy Library: $2,000
annual costS: $3,800
Our PTA wants to make sure our teachers and staff know how much we appreciate all they do. Every year, we give back to them in these ways:
Spiritwear Shirts for Staff at the Beginning of Every Year: $1,000
Monthly Goodies in Mailboxes
Snacks and Drinks During STAAR Testing
annual costS: $6,350
We give back to our local community and our school’s community in many ways every year including:
Little Free Library (structure/books): $1000
RRISD Clothes Closet (socks/underwear): $100
Giving Tree: $500
Community Fest: $75
Pizza/Cookies/Drinks for 7 Habits Event: $200
Family Dance: $350
STAAR snacks for students: $300
Talent Show: $200
5th Grade Celebration: $1500
5th Grade Graduation: $350
Field Day (for inflatables): $1775
The PTA designs and coordinates the sale of the Teravista Elementary Yearbook each year. We offer the yearbook to the Teravista Elementary community as a give back in that we don’t typically make money on the sale of the yearbooks. Instead, we use one year’s sales to fund the next year’s production costs.
VOLUNTEERING: 2,000+ Hrs
In addition to giving back financially, we give our time every year to assist in eye and hearing screenings, cafeteria support, picture day, book fairs, Kindergarten Round Up and re-shelving books in the library and literacy library.