Where Does the Money Go

Blue Heron PTA has a difficult task every year to raise several thousand dollars to enrich the educational experience for our children, but do you know what the money is spent on? As a non-profit organization, Blue Heron PTA has to spend the money earned. We aim to provide all of the items listed; however, our budget has to be adjusted if we do not meet our fundraising goals. If you want to have input on where the money is spent, please volunteer for a Board Position.


  • This includes all the wonderful events and activities sponsored by the PTA. We are always working hard to bring more programs and activities to Blue Heron if/when we have the funds!

  • Friday Folders provided to 1st-5th grades


  • Chromebooks and charging stations for every student (currently the district only provides Chromebooks for 5th grade)

Field Trips (via Teacher Grants)​

  • Grade level field trips​

​Classroom Materials (via Teacher Grants)

  • Classroom resources and supplies

  • ​Art, Music, P.E./Fitness, ESL, Special ED supplies and equipment


  • Newsletters

  • Yearbook publication

  • ​Printing costs for flyers


  • Teacher appreciation events

  • Kindergarten Welcome

  • Grandparents Day


  • Dues to PTA organization

  • ​Liability Insurance

  • ​Websites fees

  • Online transaction and PayPal/Credit Card fees

One Time Expenses

  • Leadership Training

  • Outreach

Blue Heron PTA is requested to contribute approximately $30,000 annually to the school to cover the above mentioned programs and expenses. As you know, the money is collected one fundraiser at a time and is made possible by your generosity. Please consider supporting our school with your financial contributions and your time! Our children and their future depend on it.