Update from Principal Aaron Pettinato
National Blue-Ribbon Award – HTES was recognized for Exemplary high performing school.
Plaque is up in the front office and a flag is on its way into school for display and will be getting marquee letter on the side of the building
Finish Strong campaign is over $6K – hitting our goal of $25K will really help in keeping things intact for next year
PTO funds 3 aides: Office aide, Library (AR and Millionaire program), Teacher Aide. They provide time for our teacher’s planning and collaboration as they assist before, during and after school. Very critical piece of the school.
CCUSD demographic has a low percentage of need based cases and we don’t get a lot of federal aide. CCUSD also has a hard time passing overrides and bonds. We rely greatly on PTO – they fund people and programs (AR, Stallion Stride horsemanship) – every penny raised helps our school
FinishStrong Campaign update from Amanda Schmidt
Amazing day yesterday – and was raised by about 10% of our school populations.
Raising critical funds moving into 2021 school year.
More communication throughout month of December.
We encourage parents to reach out to their network and lean into the support for our school. Great educational opportunity for folks to understand that 100% of is going to our school and programs that it benefits!
Financial Update from Tempe Robins
Spirit events – Thank you to all the families that participated, we raised:
Macaron that Matters – $1400
Charleston Wrap – $840
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