Presentation on theme: " Parent volunteer non-profit organization Support the International Intern Program at EHSI, CMS and EPHS Fundraisers – funds raised now for next."— Presentation transcript:
Parent volunteer non-profit organization Support the International Intern Program at EHSI, CMS and EPHS Fundraisers – funds raised now for next year’s interns Annual Contribution Campaign Cinco de Mayo Fundraiser Fiesta Our mission: Support the Eden Prairie Spanish Immersion program, through sustainable funding, to host the best volunteer international Spanish speaking interns and provide other educational and cultural resources.
Families wanted debit/credit card access for Annual Contributions Wanted to seek grant money Considering being a licensed site Tone in the district with other school PTO’s Ability to get matches Separate the ‘job’ to make it more manageable Fact: Last year was the first year the PTO was its own organization financially. Prior to that, all of the district PTOs’ money was held by the district account.
Having Spanish Speaking Interns from a variety of countries Deepens the immersion experience by increasing students’ exposure to native accents inside the classroom and hallways Assist the teachers with large and small group activities; 1-on-1 interactions Provide cultural exchange Have the opportunity to share lessons with students What do students and teachers have to say?
Do you know who your classroom intern is? Yes – 96% Have you spoken with your classroom intern in Spanish? Yes – 96% Do you think having an intern in your classroom helps you learn? Yes – 89% Do you think interns are important at Eagle Heights? Yes – 94% What subjects does your classroom intern help you with?
What teachers think about the program! Valuable Interns share their culture and language with teachers and students More 1-on-1 time for students, help those students needing extra instruction Work with students in small groups and lead lessons Interns build a special relationship with students
In the beginning… Former Principal Linares shared with the first cohorts that a best practice for immersion schools is to have International Interns in the target language in the classrooms. The first parent group met rather extensively with representatives of the Normandale French Immersion program to ‘see how this is done’ The group started as the Alternative Funding Committee; a sub committee of the PTO Parents at that time unanimously voted at a general PTO meeting to ‘write checks’, Annual Donations, verses continuing any direct selling fundraisers
This program is the greatest gift we can give ourselves as a community of supporters of language learners!
Results Annual Donations (75%) Eating out (72%) Cinco Online Auction (58%) Cinco Event (54%) Other ideas to consider $200 per child expected Annual Contribution Corporate Sponsor Program Ideas we have tried or cannot do
NORMANDALE French Intern Donation (per child) If participate in fundraisers $75 If do not participate in fundraisers $150 What Fundraisers? Gift Wrap Barnes & Noble Scholastic Book Fair Target Red Card Kemps Box Tops Adult Only Event at Pinstripes Carnival needing 300 volunteers EAGLE HEIGHTS Annual Contribution $100 per child Adult Only Cinco de Mayo Fundraiser Fiesta NO direct selling Barnes & Noble – tried with Maratón Scholastic – $ goes to Media Center Target Red Card – Principal’s Fund Kemps – no longer doing Box Tops – shared with OP Carnival – low cost for fun, Family Fun Night
800 (+) students at EHSI X $100 per student contribution =$80,000 almost the entire EHSI budget for one year 100 % of dollars raised through Annual Contributions go directly to program costs Tax deductible Can be submitted for employer matching programs (@$10,000 LY)
Big Dreams for up to 10 interns (then 14, now 16) needed a Big Plan. To grow the program, we needed more funding outside of Annual Contributions. In modeling after Normandale, our ‘Adult Only’ social event, became our Cinco de Mayo Fundraiser Fiesta! Kicks off in March with the Teacher Time Raffle at Family Fun Night. Fundraising at the event includes: ½ ticket price is a donation; online, silent and live auctions; cork pull; Fiesta games. Save the Date! May 2, 2015 Olympic Hills
We raise our funds this year, for NEXT YEAR’S interns Goal $100,000 16 interns 14 EHSI, 1 CMS, 1 EPHS Only at 30% of our budget
Annual Contribution from ALL FAMILIES Families contribute as best they can Target contribution expected $100 per child each year 60% of our funds for next year come in by the end of January Use Give to Max Day to FILL THE GAP 25-28 Host Families commit to host next year before the end of MarchWHY?
When enough people engage and take part in a role that interests them, the tasks are not so big and that makes it fun too! WE NEED YOU!!
OPEN POSITIONS SEF Board Vice Chair(s) - willing to move into chair role next year Fundraising Committee Co-chairs Intern Committee Chair - works closely with Intern Program Coordinator Fundraising Committee Annual Donations Committee - planning for next year Cinco de Mayo Planning Committee Live auction / Silent auction / event activities Online auction / classroom baskets Teacher Time Raffle Intern Committee Host Family Coordinator(s) Buddy Family Coordinator(s) Welcome Committee Coordinator(s) Intern Transportation Coordinator(s) ALL VOLUNTEER POSITIONS ARE POSTED ON THE TABLE HERE - SIGN UP TODAY!!!!
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