Support Your School!
Make a direct donation and support the Lincoln PTSA with a one-time gift or a reoccurring monthly donation.
Every year the PTSA raises money to support all Lincoln students. This year’s fundraising events are in November The Lincoln BASH! and the Laps for Lincoln Walk-A-Thon in May. Funds are also raised through Partners in Education Campaign, monthly Restaurant Nights, Box Tops for Education, Bake Sales, grocery card programs and more.
The money raised through these annual activities is used by the PTSA in the following two ways: The Faculty Grant and Lincoln Community Programs.
The Faculty Grant (formerly the PARA Fund) is given by the PTSA directly to Lincoln to provide additional, trained staffing (paraprofessionals) in every classroom. In recent years, we have seen a reduction is the DPS budget due to state funding shortfalls. Maintaining a low student to teacher ratio is an important part of our success in the classroom and the Faculty Grant provides funds to supplement these staffing needs. This year’s grant will cover the cost of x paraprofessionals for x hours/day. The Faculty Grant is the single largest funding priority for the PTSA. This year, the disparity between DPS funding and Lincoln’s budget is estimated at $55,000.
Lincoln Community Programs is direct spending by the PTSA to supports a number of activities and needs for all Lincoln students and families. Programs and funding priorities include, but not limited to: classroom grants and supplies, technology, facility improvements (i.e. shade structure, hydration stations), community events (ice cream social, Fall Festival, Block Party, talent and art showcases, zoo night, science night)), Learn@Lincoln educational series and PTSA operations (website, PTSA fees). The list of activities is long, but the more we raise the more we can do for our children! For the 2016-2017 school year, the PTSA is seeking to collectively raise a minimum of $89,000.
Every bit counts –your donation could be as little as a daily cup of coffee or a full-day lift ticket. If every family gave just $10 per month (or $120), we would raise nearly $30,000 – more than 1/3 of our goal!
Please give what you can and make a donation today!