Thursday, April 1, 2010

March SALT Meeting - Where did your $$$ Go?

Yesterday at our SALT (South Arbor Leadership Team) meeting, the following expenses and projects were approved:

* $3,425 for House Picnic and Disciplinary Incentive Trips (K-4 at KOA, 5-8 at Rolling Hills Water Park)

* $1,500 for Teacher Appreciation Week expenses

* $401.75 for Science Lab expenses (triple-weight balances, tissue samples, and other supplies needed to help Mrs. Settle meet educational objectives)

* $156 for Band Festival medals

* $52.98 for playground project (create Hop-Scotch and class line markers, as our teachers have requested.)

* $4000 targeted fundraiser approved to give our teachers an expense account for classroom and field trip use. All Booster Plus contributions donated in the month of April (through May 5) will be applied to this fund. Can you help us?

* Other SALT/Booster news: Boosters is purchasing a snack/drink machine, which will replace the Pepsi machines our school currently has now that our contract is up. By stocking the machine ourselves, we receive a much higher share of the profits. The snack machine will be located in the Teacher's Room; the drink machine will be located in the Parent Room.

In addition, Mr. Hudson will do a teacher survey, to find out what their highest priorities are for next year, to guide SALT as we decide how Boosters money is to be spent. Thanks, Mr. Hudson!


  1. I have a suggestion for a fund raising source for SAA booster. Kroger donates a portion of sales to various organizations. We can set up SAA booster as an organization by following the steps here:

    Next, anyone who has a Kroger card needs to register it with the SAA booster organization number. A portion of their shopping will be donated to boosters. Simple and easy.

  2. I think it would be helpful for a list to made available to parents on projects, and experiments for the upcoming academic year that require more money to see if we can find any untapped resources perhaps through donations from people's work. For instance, I work in a research lab at the University of Michigan. I could potentially donate science supplies, and or science volunteers etc. to create a better hands on science experience.
    I think there are probably many people who would love to help, but just don't know enough about what comes up in the curriculum to offer help.
    -Angie Hawley