Arbor Heights PTSA

2007 - 2008 Project Ideas


Global Reading Challenge Books – * Already Funded by the PTSA *

Extra copies of the Global Reading books for the 4th and 5th graders.
Estimated cost of project: $500.00
Person making suggestion: Ms. Hagen - Librarian

Cover Playscape - * Investigate *

Build a structure to cover playscape
Estimated cost of project: $15,000.00
Person making suggestion: Mary Bruce; Franklin Hu

Air Conditioning in Computer Lab - * Funding Approved by the PTSA *

Needed to keep computers cool.
Estimated cost of project: $1,000.00
Person making suggestion: Rob and Gail Glatzmayer

Kiln - * Funding Approved by the PTSA *

To replace the broken kiln.
Estimated cost of project: $1,000.00
Person making suggestion: Mark Ahlness, Teacher Rm 12

Repave/Grass the Playground; Plant 1/2 of "Tarmac" with actual grass - * Investigate *

Repave entire playground maybe put grass on part of it. The are a surrounding the play area and 1 baseball field could be grass.
Estimated cost of project: $6,000 (estimation)
Person making suggestion: Mary Bruce; Robin Murphy

Nurse - * Not Funded by the PTSA *

I see this as something everybody will be demanding aafter a bad situation is made worse for lack of a qualified R.N., let’s be proactive and show that our kids health and safety really does come first.
Estimated cost of project: ???
Person making suggestion: Rob Bruce

Computer Lab Upgrade - Monitors - * Funding Approved by the PTSA *

Fund Provide 17' flat panel monitors for the school computer lab.
Estimated cost of project: $5,000 (for 29 monitors)
Person making suggestion: Mark Ahlness, Teacher Rm 12

Kindergarten Garden - * Funding Approved by the PTSA *

4 raised beds *previously allotted $500 not spent* Cori will pick up - no shipping costs
Estimated cost of project: $1,000.00
Person making suggestion: Cori Roed

A/C units for Ms. Sato’s classroom - * Not Funded by the PTSA *

Classroom heats up to 90 degrees on warm days and the inadequate ventilation creates a very hot and stuffy environment. The students and staff would benefit from a healthier and more comfortable classroom. Need to look at this for all classrooms (especially second floor, to be fair)
Estimated cost of project: 12 - $360 for 2 portable AC units
Person making suggestion: Wendy Colton Parent 5th grader

Paid Recess Chaperones – * Already Funded by the PTSA *

Estimated cost of project: $3,000.00 Already $10hr x 2 x 5= $100 weekly x 30 = $3,000
Person making suggestion: Anna George

Paint Hallways - * Funding Approved by the PTSA *

Color Code Hallways and freshen.
Estimated cost of project: $4,000.00 Fund 70 gallons @ $40 / gallon + Equipment
Person making suggestion: Dr. Coram

PTSA Sponsored Afterschool Programs - * Investigate No Cost Options*

PTSA would pay for afterschool program which would be available to all kids on first come first serve basis. Programs would last 6-8 weeks. Possibilities: Martial Arts, Chess Club, Tutoring, Guitar, Languages. If we have the people willing to volunteer their time to teach and commit, then we could just pay costs of supplies.
Estimated cost of project: $100-$600
Person making suggestion: Anna George

"NOISE" all school assembly - * Funding Approved by the PTSA *

All School Assembly - introduction to opera with a scene from a comic opera.
Estimated cost of project: $600.00
Person making suggestion: Barbara Bailey, Music Teacher

One World Taiko all school assembly - * Funding Approved by the PTSA *

2 Assemblies of Japanese Drumming - Cultural Awareness
Estimated cost of project: $650.00
Person making suggestion: Barbara Bailey, Music Teacher

PTSA Fun/Family Nights - * Funding Approved by the PTSA *

We fund all family fun nights and make it free to all. We would cover pizza, drinks, games and prizes. $200 per fun night.
Estimated cost of project: $200.00 per fun night
Person making suggestion: Anna George

AH PTSA Sponsored Parent Education Lectures - * Funding Approved by the PTSA *

Schedule different parent educators to come and speak to school community on different issues (such as Birds and Bees lady).
Estimated cost of project: $500.00
Person making suggestion: Anna George

Lunch Room Curtains - * Not Funded by the PTSA *

Replace current Lunch Room window curtains. A work order has been submitted to the school district. The old curtains have been removed.
Estimated cost of project: $3,000.00 (estimate)
Person making suggestion: Tammy Wooley

AH PTSA Sponsored Presentations During School – * Already Funded by the PTSA *

Assemblies/presentations by Reptile Man, Gymnasts/acrobats, science people.
Estimated cost of project: $1,000.00 (Covered by two assemblies listed above)
Person making suggestion: Anna George

Paid Tutors - * Investigate No Cost Options*

Costs depend on teachers wanting this extra help.
Estimated cost of project: 2hr x $10 = $20 per class per week
Person making suggestion: Anna George

Recess Equipment - * Funding Approved by the PTSA *

Fund hula hoops, better jump ropes, more balls, baseball equipment, goals for soccer, swing and hops.
Estimated cost of project: $1000.00 (estimation)
Person making suggestion: Anna George


PTSA Project - Budget Cut Off Line


Build a Second Playscape with different climbing equipment - * Not Funded by the PTSA *

This is an alternative to planting grass.
Estimated cost of project: $25,000.00 (estimate)
Person making suggestion: Dana Varon

Poster Maker - * Not Funded by the PTSA *

Classroom Charts, school signs, etc. (proposed last year)
Estimated cost of project: $3,500.00
Person making suggestion: Dr. Coram

Re-Edge Playscape - * Not Funded by the PTSA *

Replace Timbers with something more durable (proposed last year)
Estimated cost of project: ???
Person making suggestion: Tammy Wooley

Two Indoor Enclosed Corkboards - * Not Funded by the PTSA *

24" x 36" Enclosed Corkboards
Estimated cost of project: $560.00
Person making suggestion: Dr. Coram