Artist in Residence (AIR) Account
Money paid to professional artists who work directly with Lee students for their time and expenses for any supplies related to a visiting artist activity
Expenses for an all school show can be covered if professional artists participate in the performance
Expenses for silk-screening and tie-dye can be covered because of artist collaboration for the design and artist participation in the creation process
An annual program for third grade sponsored by CCUA. Money from this account is earmarked for supplies and fees to bring in farmers and chefs to work with the children.
Income from Artsonia.com generated as a percentage of sales of items featuring student artwork
Income and expenses related to the Spring silent auction which funds the AIR account
Grade Level Funds
An annual allotment from the PTA to each grade level team. $200 is provided by PTA free and clear. An additional $200 will be generated by a restaurant fundraiser organized by PTA on behalf of the grade. The grade team will keep all the proceeds of their specific fundraiser. Expenses from the grade level fund must be approved by all the team’s teachers.
Fifth Grade Graduation
Expenses for the fifth grade graduation ceremony at the end of the year
Fourth and Fifth Grade Musical
Expenses for the annual musical. This is covered as an all school expense instead of as a grade level expense because the musical is incorporated into music and dance/drama curriculum for all grade levels and is enjoyed by all grades at the end of the year.
A Way With Words & Numbers
An annual donation from Lee PTA to the Way With Words & Numbers program. A Way With Words & Numbers volunteers work with kids in our school who are struggling with literacy and math. This program is provided by the MU Career Center.
This item covers the income we will raise from submitting Box Tops as well as the associated costs for mailing our submissions.
This item covers the costs for the Fall curriculum night. This event is mandated by the district.
Income from our Fall Fundraiser as well as associated expenses for administering it
We sometimes receive general donations from families or the general public that are not associated with any specific fundraising
Ice Cream Social
Expenses related to having the all school Ice Cream social in May. We typically get ice cream donated, but have run out in recent years. This budget will augment our ice cream donation as well as provide for supplies like bowls and spoons.
Software used by the PTA for our budget and accounting. It is an annual subscription.
PTA Local & National Dues
At the end of the 2015 – 2016 school year, the PTA voted to change the previous practice of paying for teacher dues. Starting in 2016 – 2017, teachers will pay their own $5 individual dues and PTA will cover the dues for incoming Kindergarten families.
PTA Operating Expenses
This budget item pays for expenses related to running the PTA. Examples include babysitting for the monthly PTA meetings, attendance at the Missouri PTA conference, and miscellaneous expenses.
Covers expenses for Muffins with Moms and Donuts with Dads in the Spring
Covers expenses for playground equipment used by the children at recess. This is usually augmented by a grant from Kiwanis club.
A discretionary fund for the Lee Principal to use as he/she sees fit. Unused money is returned to the general fund and re-allocated for the following year.
Expenses related to participating in the National PTA Reflections program. Reflections is a program designed to help celebrate arts in schools. There is an annual theme that children reflect on and then submit their original artwork inspired by the theme.
Income from eScrip participating retailers generated by Lee family shopping
A fund to cover the registration costs for after school clubs for children who can’t afford to pay on their own
Registration fees for the whole school to participate in the annual Scripps National Spelling Bee
Expenses related to celebrating Teacher Appreciation activities throughout the year. This includes providing food during parent-teacher conferences and Teacher Appreciation Week in early May.
Instructional Space Support
Annually the PTA gives each teacher with instructional space at Lee $100 to help cover the costs of developing their instructional space. These funds are discretionary and checks are issued to teachers at the beginning of the school year.
Expenses for the annual volunteer appreciation breakfast