Dear Challenge and Highly-Capable Families,
The Challenge Parents Association (CPA) thanks you for all of your generous contributions this year! So far, we have reached $13,000 and are closing in on our budget goal of $15,000. We would like to raise the last $2,000 in our Spring Fund Raising Drive so that we may fund all the grants for supplemental curriculum and classroom materials this year.
During this school year, we will have given each Challenge and BTMS highly capable teacher a $300 stipend for classroom expenses ($4,800 total).
Additionally, grants we have funded so far this year include: (1) Owl pellets for dissection 4th grade, (2) Dynamath subscription 2nd grade, (3) Novel Book Set 3rd grade (4) Collect, Interpret and Apply (CIA) reading approach training and classroom materials 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th grade (5) Literacy materials for 6th grade (6) Solar kits for 4th grade (7) grant for Challenge curriculum alignment with Common Core Standards (8) Pool party for 1st and second graders (9) BINGO night and (10) Speaker, Linda Silverman. More grant requests are still coming in from teachers.
Lastly, CPA has also funded four BTMS teachers and the principal to attend specialized gifted education training (California Association for Gifted conference) as well as provided funding for fifteen Challenge and BTMS teachers to attend the WAETAG (Washington Association of Educators of the Gifted and Talented) conference.
We are hoping that our Spring Fund Raising Drive will enable us to fund all the grant proposals we receive this year without using our reserve funds which will keep CPA running on firm financial footing.
We are fortunate to have the support of our families to help supplement and fill the gaps and your donations make this possible. We thank you all for your generosity.
With heartfelt appreciation,
The CPA Board