We are kicking off our largest fundraising event of the year — Family & Friends Giving Campaign (FFGC). Funds raised by the FFGC will pay for staffing and programs that are not supported by the school budget. These contributions will help with programs needed to achieve the best education and social environment for our children. It plays a direct role in enhancing our children's education and childhood experience.
Every dollar of your generous donation goes directly into your children's classrooms, teachers, and school. Our children will be able to gain skills that will help them achieve excellent test scores. The skills learned will prepare them to be socially and emotionally responsible children inside and outside of school. Your contributions will help set RLS apart from most public schools in San Francisco. Now is the time to invest in our children's future, so consider donating to the FFGC.
To meet the funding goals for this school year, we suggest an annual contribution of:
$350 per child
$650 for families with two or more children
The RLS PTA funds the following items:
FOR EACH CLASSROOM:
Scholastic News Publications — Literature that supports your children's math, science, reading and many more lessons in class.
Field Trip Stipends — Gives your children opportunities to learn and explore outside of the classroom. Trips such as the Exploratorium, SFMOMA, Academy of Science, Lemos Farm and Elkus Ranch.
Classroom Supply Stipends — Teachers will be able to purchase materials needed for lessons and projects.
Stipends for Special Program Teachers
SCHOOL WIDE PROGRAMS:
STEAM program (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) — Hands on experience with our ecosystem and bionetworks, additional computers, introduction to programming/coding, drama, etc.
Performing Arts Consultants
Support of our Technology Classroom
Park and Rec coaches (NEW this year) — For 3 hours each school day, two specialized Park and Rec coaches will teach, support, and create a safe and inclusive playground for ALL students.
Soul Shoppe - Social Emotional Learning Workshops for students, staff, and parents.
SPECIAL PROGRAMS AND OTHER ITEMS
Family Engagement Events — such as Halloween Fun, Lunar New Year celebration, and Family Fun Day BBQ.
Risograph Copier Maintenance Contract — high volume copier that produces all the paperwork for classroom materials, including classwork and homework
And many more programs that help our children
We will kick off the FFGC on September 10, 2019
How to Donate
Write a check with your donation amount payable to "Robert Louis Stevenson PTA". Either give the check to your child's teacher or drop it off at the main office along with the form that went out with the Dolphin folder.
Choose one of the three Paypal buttons below to donate by credit card. For your convenience, one button is prefilled with our goal amount; a second button allows you to donate the goal amount on a monthly basis for 10 months; and, the last button gives you the opportunity to donate your amount of choice. *Please enter your child's name and room number at checkout
Employer Donation Matching
Corporate matching is a great way to double or even triple your contribution. Most medium to large corporations in the Bay Area match their employee donation. Click on this easy tool to check if your employer offers donation matching.
We are tax exempt, non-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the tax code. Our Federal Identification Number is 94-6174525