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B.F. Day PTSA Direct Drive

2023 budget

The 2022-2023 budget goal for PTSA-spported programs is $140,000, or $358 per student.

When you give to Direct Drive, however much, you are helping to ensure that our children are getting what they need to learn!

  • Supporting B.F. Day Staff: The PTSA funds part-time staff who provide intervention services in reading, math, and social-emotional readiness. In ‘21- ’22 school year, 43 students in K – 2nd grade met in small reading groups 3-5 times per week, instructed by a support teacher partially funded by PTSA. Within 3 months, 37% of targeted students had either met or nearly met grade-level standards in reading. Exiting Kindergarteners within this group, (now first graders), showed tremendous growth; 60% of them tested above grade level on beginning of the 22-’23 school year assessments.We continue to invest heavily in our teacher grants e.g. PTSA funds 100% of teacher training opportunities in the Orton-Gillingham methodology of reading instruction that is considered “gold standard” in reading instruction, particularly for students with reading challenges.
  • Art and enrichment The PTSA funded $10,000 for school library improvements! Last summer, over 5,000 outdated books left our library to leave room for a resurgence of updated and relevant titles. They were supplanted by an increase in diverse authors and portrayal of diverse characters, increase in social-emotional literature to support classroom instruction & chapter books that support Native American and Indigenous studies.
  • Community grants As we have done in the past, we are continuing to fund Mr. Taylor’s “Families in Need” grant, ensuring that he has the resources needed to reach all students and support families furthest from educational justice. This includes clothing and monetary support for 20+ families as well as being able to conduct more than 30 home visits.
B.F. Day PTSA is a 501(c)(3) and all contributions are tax deductible. Our tax ID# (Employer Identification Number) is: 91-1348668. We also welcome employer matching. Check with your employer to see if they’ll match your donation.