Annual Report as of August 3, 2015 - Atlanta Public Schools

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1 Springdale Park Elementary PTO Annual Report 2014-2015 Springdale Park Elementary (SPARK) serves the vibrant communities of Virginia-Highland, Midtown, Druid Hills and Poncey-Highland. The school is part of the Atlanta Public School system and was Georgias first green school receiving gold certification from LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). SPARK is also recognized as one of the top ranking schools in APS. Our PTO exists to improve the educational experience of every SPARK student. SPARK teachers are passionate about student- focused teaching methods. Our PTO supports creative approaches to exceeding the standards for academic excellence. It takes every parent and community member to raise the capital and volunteer time needed to achieve the academic goals of its students.Your involvement and support is critical to this success for our children and our school. We are truly grateful to this dedicated community! 1246 Ponce De Leon Avenue Atlanta, GA 30306 404.802.6050

2 The 2014-2015 PTO Board Karri Hobson-Pape, Co-President During the 2014-2015 Meredith Smith, Co-President school year, the PTO spent Jennifer Hardwick, Vice-President Tahmida Shamsuddin, Secretary $166,916 on curriculum, Ingrid Wilkerson, Community Outreach enrichment programs, Holly Painter, Treasurer teacher training/supplies, Stephanie Brawner, Communications technology and Heather Moore, Enrichment Todd Sharp, Operations administrative expenses Lisa Marie Smith, Fundraising needed to support our Jennifer Lockwood, Teacher Representative teachers, children and Yolonda Brown, Principal school facilities. 2012 USDA Healthier US School SPARK Mission We are cultivating a community of innovative thinkers with a LEED Gold commitment to personal, Certified environmental and social U.S. responsibility where a love for Department of learning is inspired by passionate Education student-focused teaching, based on Green Ribbon School the highest standards for academic excellence and creativity.

3 2014-2015 Student Enrichment STEM Programs- Students explored Science, Highlighted Expenses Technology, Engineering and Math through week-long STEM programs during the school day. $4,829 Accelerated Reader Parties- Based on the assessment tool used to monitor a student's reading Curriculum & Instructional Programs level, students are rewarded with parties based on their Shurley English This curriculum includes books improvement and determination. $1,825 and software that teach abstract language arts concepts Family STEM Night & STEM Fair- This night in a logical way, using concrete, multi-sensory features STEM demonstrations, speakers, activities and strategies that support all types of learners in grades 3- student-projects for students and their families to 5. $16,698 explore and enjoy. $1,658 Saxon Phonics (K-3)- Using research-based May Day Carnival- This fun-filled day is a way to instruction of Orton-Gillingham methodology with celebrate the school year through outdoor activities proven results, Saxon Phonics prepares K-3 children to such as rides, interactive sports, a dunk tank and be successful independent readers and spellers. petting zoo. $3,100 $8,804 School Spirit- The PTO assists the school with STAR Assessment for Math and Reading- Sneak Peek, Back-To-School Night, yearbooks and This computer-based program by Renaissance Learning decorations, to form community and support parent allows teachers to measure student achievement in involvement at school. $4,713 reading and math, and create an individualized approach to instruction for each student. It also Health and Wellness- Supplies for the School provides parents with an easy-to-read report on their Garden, Environmental Education Class, Nurse's childs progress and goals they are working toward. Office and Green Team help emphasize our schools $2,862 focus on the well-being of our students. $1,299 IXL - This online software offers math and language Other Enrichment- Students enjoyed Career Day, arts practice and state standard aligned assessments. an Art Show, a Reading Bowl and our First SPARK $2,400 Spelling Bee. $674 First in Math- This online program offers comprehensive content that allows students to practice Faculty Support through immediate feedback. Game-style activities and positive reinforcement ensure that students take Teacher Appreciation - Teachers are recognized ownership of math learning and practice in grades 1-2. throughout the year with breakfasts, gift cards and a $1,020 Teacher Appreciation Week. $9,040 Reflex Math This game-based instructional Supply Funds and Grants Teachers and software helps students of all ability levels to develop departments are given funds at the beginning of the fluency with their basic facts in addition, subtraction, school year and mid-year for classroom enhancements. multiplication and division. $2,696 Also, any member of the SPARK community (teachers, administrators, staff, parents, or students) can apply Write Score Common Core Writing- This for Enrichment Grants for projects to enhance our writing assessment tool helps students become better childrens education. $28,720 writers. It is aligned with The Georgia Standards of Excellence. $1,734 Specials Supplies - Materials, equipment and curriculum for Art, Spanish, Music, Challenge, Special Leveled Reading Room- Additional books and Ed, Physical Ed and Counselor. $4,023 materials were added to the reading room, allowing teachers to access appropriate literature for their grade Teacher and Staff Training- Eight (8) Teachers level. $2,059 attended Orton-Gillingham training. $8,000 Teacher Work Area- Supplies & maintenance for 2 (PTO-purchased) copy machines. $2,324 Technology 30 Lenovo laptops and cart- Any teacher can use the laptops in his/her classroom. $21,475 Operations & Administration Promethean board The PTO purchased Transportation and Safety- Bag tags, campus projectors, parts, and maintenance. $6,053 directional and parking signage and bus texting apps all support carpool, bus, pedestrian and cyclist safety. Broadcast Studio- These supplies and equipment allow students to film and air their own production $1,046 from the media center. $2,964 Non-Profit Administration- Accountant fees, two (2) volunteer appreciation events, SPARKe software subscription, bank fees, printing, and insurance are examples of some of the expenses that support the PTO as a non-profit corporation. $15,566

4 Financial Statement Overview 2014-2015 Statement of Operations & Financial Position, as of 5/31/15 (Unaudited) SPARK Supporters Annual Fund $ 82,735 SPARK after Dark (Auction) 42,797 SPARK Partners (Business Donors) 35,489 SPARK Fun Run 37,028 Shop & Earn Programs (e.g. Box Tops) 8,385 Other Events (Book Fair, Spirit Wear, etc) 8,771 Total Revenue, Net of Direct Expenses $ 215,205 Academic Enrichment Programs $ 7,122 Health and Wellness 1,299 Physical Resources 7,323 Curriculum and Teacher Support 113,144 Community Outreach, School Spirit 16,853 Transportation and Safety 1,046 General Administrative, Business 20,129 Total Expenses $ 166,916 Beginning of Year Fund Balance $ 113,063 Net Income 48,289 End of Year Fund Balance $ 161,352 As of 5/31/15, the PTO Board has restricted $130,138 (of the $161,352 End of Year Fund Balance) for the following: School Startup (for 2015-2016) was increased to: $40,000 Playground: $12,018 Technology: $78,120

5 SPARK Supporters 2014-2015 SPARK Supporters is the PTOs Annual Fund. Thank you to our 2014-2014 Supporters. We have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. But if an error has occurred, please accept our apologies and kindly let us know. (Giving totals as of 5/31/2015) $1,000-$2,499 Marta and Carrie Shen The Sirna Family Anna and Billy Palmer Matthew Moore and Heather Patterson Anonymous Ed and Kristina Thomas Seth Persily Anonymous Elizabeth Walton and Sara Scott The Planeaux Family Bill and Dawn Bell Yuri and Daniel Wu Joshua and Ashley Pollet Rob and Stephanie Brawner The Rein Family Aaron and Trish Feng Laura and Brent Gillett $250 - $499 Christopher and Awilda Ronemous The Scheinfelds Rob and Leigh Glancy Anonymous Tahmida Shamsuddin and Arvind Reddy Teresa Groshans Anonymous Allie and Rob Shields Jon and Heather Hallett The Carter Family The Stoeckel Family The Heilman Family The Centner Family Didem Sullivan Damon and Jana Hurlburt Maria Zufall and Bill Chan Didem and Paul Sullivan Lin Family Soukhy and John D. Clark III M. Angela Taglia Mahony Family Jennifer and Kyle Collins Chuck and Kelli Taylor Karri Hobson-Pape and Pierce Pape Heather and Todd Dominey Michelle Tyde Christi Cannon and Holly Painter The Franetovich Family Rosa Arriaga and Santosh Vempala Michael and Molly Paulson Steven and Stephanie Frederick Rebecca Wells The Rebillot Family Andrew and Laura Fritts Santosh Vempala and Rosa Arriaga Daddiglabitufuss Rex The Fulton Family Courtney and Dave Wagner Jim and Shelley Sexton Wendy and Curt Gill Shawna and Bruce Walker Scott and Meredith Smith Tay and Akshay Gupta Pete and Ingrid Wilkerson Tom and Allyson Willner The Gustafson Family Adam and Tammy Williams The Haman Family Lucy & Jordan Williams $500 - $999 The Healan Family The Hester Family Craig and Kim Wilson Family Mick and Joanne Bergstrom Elizabeth and Kenneth Wilson Jon, Nicole, Gavin and Hayden Horn Karen and Watts Bond The Zafft Family Anja Huebler Jessica Clay Jennifer Johnson Nick Cook and Dawn Cook Marcy and Longin Jurkovic Craig Davis The Keenan Family $100 - $249 Robin Gregg Lynne and Steve Kushner Alli family Leila & Gerald Holmann Sabrina Kwon and Mustufa Salehbhai Jeff & Leanne Anderson David Johnson and Jennifer Graham- Cathy and Frank Lepik Anonymous Johnson Kathy and Scott Locklear Anonymous Diane and John Jordan Isaiah and Angellique Marder The Zeigler-Amon Family The Ladds Family The Milano Family The Attra Family Wayne & Sherri Lamar Aleta Mills-Stubin The Bacon Family The Laster Family Kerri Monfalcone The Baresh Family Laurens Family Richard Dawson and Tara Morgan S. Barlow Kevin and Nancy Lee The Moser Family Steven Schmitt and Jan Barton Tyler Ryan and Suzanne MacPherson The Moura Family Arti Arora and Henry Bayerle Frank and Beth McCormack David and Priscilla Noble Kelly Bartholow Muna and Fasil Muche Nathan Otoski Jennifer Bergantino Lauren and Anthony Prevost Jenn and Nigel Packer Jennifer Berman The Sharp Family Jim and Vickie Boylan Laurie and Gary Sheehan

6 SPARK Supporters 2014-2015 $100 - $249 (cont.) The Bradley Family Anastassia and Sebastian Pokutta Jeff and Allyson Brown Read Family Michael and Lisa Bryant The Richards Family Ashley and Scott Bynum Erich Ries Leo Cartin Stefanie & Toronto Roberts The Clarke Family Suzanne Scully and Fred Rodriguez Luisa Garcia Family of Zack Clowser Noah Rogers and Family Erin Glover Jen Coltrin Lisa Marie and Trey Smith David Allen Grady Jose and Ana Rosa Covaria The Soave Family The Greeson Family Stephanie deRijke Mary and Mark Stouffer Tiffany Hall Rena Diamond and Nick Wilding Dana and Jennifer Tardelli Jason Harrison Phil and Lauren Ellen Pace and Chris Tilley Michael Jaramillo Todd and Sharon Erickson William and Lida Valentine Karen Jones Melissa Estes Paula Ward Alice Limehouse and Andrew Larrier Karen Borrelli Etheridge Watkins Family Jessica Lavandier David and Sandra Givelber Bret and Stephanie Williams Jenny Lockwood Kourtney Forster Dr. Malcolm Williams Mindy Mailman Jeffrey Glover and Carrie Ann Furman Lisa and Dave Willis Sherman Mckie James and Tina Gooch Tracy Wimbush Kimberly McWilliams Kimberly and Josh Gnatt The Witten Family Quiante Neal Ken Griggs Nathan & Seth Woodard-Persily Whitney Purcell Pamela Haggerty Julie Zaharatos Kalinda Redel David and Jennifer Hardwick Nesha Zeigler Dr & Mrs Rein The Hilmer Family Sullivan Zern and Family Jermal Riggins Amanda Ashworth and David Hosking Liye Zhang (Andy) Kimberly Ryan JHM Hospitality Guido and Ellen Sacchi The Isaac Family Andrea McIntyre Jennings $5 - $99 Suganthis Simma and Mike Ebner Anonymous Monica Slack Mark and Mary Johnson Heidi Southcombe Anonymous Julie Kimble Anna & Alan Strange Anonymous Rebecca and Brandon Kirby Mary Thurman Anonymous The Koehler Family Brianne Turgeon The Astouls Sarah Kopelovich Monica Waldman Ashley Adamo Trudy Lopez and Drew Leach Kimberly Walker Leslie Badger Nancy & Kevin Lee Tamla Watkins Philip and Suzanne Brawner William and Theresa Lee Shenise White Sarah Bryant Rachel Levy & Chris Bartholow Family Anita Williams Candice Butler The Lipscomb Family Yolanda Windham Maria Cantu Ms. Laila Majidi Douglas Young Kim Carr Tom & Lauren McGahan Samantha Clay Lori and Twiggs Merritt Marlene Cobourne Donna & John Mitchell Eric and Lianne Deren Angela Monje Emma Del Vento Lori and Jonathan Nash Liz Emerson A. Neely Valerie English Trevor Parssinen and Young Rhee Lisa Evans Patrick and Tessa Pickren

7 SPARK Partners 2014-2015 The SPARK Partners program creates a stronger partnership between SPARK and businesses dedicated to the neighborhoods it serves. As a donor to our school, a business is recognized through a comprehensive set of initiatives for one year and gain a stronger relationship with the parents of our school. Businesses are critical partners as we work as a community to fund the education of the next generation. This was the 2nd year of the Partners Program and the net raised was $35,489 in cash and in-kind donations to benefit our school! Thank you to these generous businesses! After School Classse Harry & Sons Atkins Park Harry Norman Ashley Bynum Fernbank Museum of Natural Helmet Hairworx History Intown Hardware Folk Art Intown Tumbling San Francisco Coffee Roasting Murphys Restaurant Company Real Living Capital City Julie Brow Whole Foods on Ponce D-Smith Creative Wisteria Restaurant Spring Street Financial Acadia Shutters Surin of Thailand Adams Realty Lisa Marie Smith The Suzuki School Arbonne International Renee Virginia-Highland Morningside Klein Parent Association Atlanta Chiropractic and Virginia-Highland Civic Association Wellness Center UBS Mark Rebillot Brookhaven Childrens Dentistry Urban Cottage Douglas L. Brooks, PC Law Firm The Warren Centner Consulting Yeah! Burger

8 Forging Ahead. As we prepare for the 2015-2016 school year, we have some exciting goals and needs. To succeed in these endeavors, we need more collaboration than ever before. With dedicated support of the SPARK Supporters Annual Fund, along with our SPARK Partners program for businesses, we look forward to working with our community to make SPARK an amazing place to learn. 2015-2016 PTO Board 2015-2016 Highlighted Stephanie Brawner, Co-President Funding Goals Jennifer Hardwick, Co-President Technology Hardware- To continue as a Shawna Mahony,Vice President leader in innovation, our school would like to Jeff Anderson, Secretary fund 30 more laptops and a cart. There will also be maintenance and replacement parts needed Beth McCormack,Treasurer for the Projectors and Promethean Boards. Karin Greeson, Operations STEAM Curriculum- SPARK wants to Traci Sinitiere, Communications continue providing high quality educational Courtney Wagner, Fundraising opportunities in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics). STEAM Karen Zgonc, Community Outreach education encourages a curriculum that is Sara Zeigler, Enrichment driven by problem solving, discovery, exploratory learning, and student-centered Jennifer Lockwood,Teacher Representative development of ideas and solutions. Week-long Mary Thurman,Teacher Representative programs and other enrichment activities will Yolonda Brown, Principal be implemented focusing on STEAM. Saxon Phonics This is SPARKs reading and language arts curriculum for grades K-3. We need to renew aging materials & buy more kits, as our K-3 enrollment is growing. We do our part each day at SPARK Shurley English- Last year was our first year using this English Language Arts curriculum - Were learning and it but students shared textbooks. We would like shows. to purchase additional textbooks so each Plant the seed of student can have his/her own. knowledge Lexia Reading: Our school would like to fund Lexia Reading, a curriculum designed to And watch our advance reading skills development for at-risk garden grow! students. Si usted necesita una copia de este documento en un idioma distinto del Ingles, por favor llame al siguiente numero: 404-802-6050.

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