Harbor PTA Newsletter - June 2018 - Harbor School

Harbor PTA Newsletter – June 2018

President:  Donna Meader,           butterfly10171@comcast.net

Treasurer:  Kristin Rigopoulis,      Krigopoulis@yahoo.com

Fundraising:  Esther Pruscino,     epruscino@gmail.com

Secretary:  Mary Ferguson,          fergie46@verizon.net


A Note from the PTA:

The PTA wants to thank all of our families, friends, teachers and staff for the continued support throughout the school year.   We had another busy year with fundraisers, bake sales and miscellaneous projects to help support the students of Harbor School.  We could not provide any of the extra curricular programs without the help from each and everyone one of you and the PTA says THANK YOU!


The PTA would like everyone to be aware that we are seeing a decrease in our funds due to increased needs for our students


Because of changes in educational laws by the state, Harbor School cannot easily provide monies for certain programs.  With this change in law, the PTA has been asked to provide the money for those extra curricular programs and experiences that our students have benefited from for years.   PTA provides busing for field trips, DJ’s for dances, tee shirts for Student of the Month, teacher and staff appreciation luncheons and other miscellaneous programs that happen throughout the year.  As a result, we may have to increase the costs of certain programs (PTA dues, prom bids, yearbook costs, etc.).  We will keep you informed when we begin our new school year in September.


Listed below are the annual fundraisers that PTA promotes to help fund programs for our students: (Profits)

Kastle Kreations ($660)
Harbor Angel Project ($875)
Joe Corbi’s Pizza ($132)
Gertrude Hawke ($428)
Halloween Dance ($560)
Holiday and Spring Raffles ($775)
Holiday and Spring Bake Sales ($200)
Mother’s Day Flowers ($450)


We also provide the following during the school year: (Expenses)

Buses for field trips: ($2400)
Teachers/Staff Apprec. Lunch ($580)
Thanksgiving Feast ($1500)
8th Grade and HS Grad Gifts ($385)
Yearbook Donation ($1000)
Summer Carnival ($900)
Semi-Formal Dance ($400)
T-Shirts – Student of the Month ($310)
Para Professional Lunch ($140)
Field Day ($320)
Prom ($350)
Misc. Educational Programs (varies)
Valentines Dance DJ ($350)


Once again it should be noted that the Eatontown Police Dept. donated all the hot dogs, hamburgers, cheese and rolls as well as grilled for our students and staff on Field Day.  They do this for us annually and we really appreciate their time and service to our school and community.


To date the PTA has approximately $3,200 in our account.  As you can see from the above listed items, there are some outstanding expenses to cover for the school year.  A more accurate accounting of the PTA finances will be available as we finish up the 2017-2018 year.  If you have any questions please contact Donna Meader or Kristin Rigopoulis for more information.


We have fairly good success with these programs but if there are other fundraisers that you are aware of that might be helpful, please let the PTA know about them.


More importantly, the PTA is ALWAYS looking for more folks to join us.


We meet once a month at school and our meetings are usually and hour long.  The old saying is true: “Many hands make light work!”  We’d love to see you at our next meeting!