Approximate Usage Breakdown of Dues for 2018-2019

Given an estimated 363 students will enroll at West this Fall, we will collect approximately $78,408 in annual dues. These funds serve to enhance our children’s educational experiences. Here is a summary of how your $216 annual dues (per child) are allocated:

Allocations - 23%
(i.e. Funds allocated to permanent items for the school that are not able to be funded by the School District – assemblies, learning tools such as IXL)

Staff Recognition - 22%
(i.e. Primarily gifts from all parents to your child’s wonderful teacher, specialists, and school staff distributed via your child’s classroom parent. Also, for instance, Staff Appreciation Week when our staff is celebrated in May!)

Classroom & Educational Enhancement - 20%
(i.e. Classroom supplies selected by your child’s teacher, Art-in-Action materials, reading buddies “grade level” parties, classroom specific activities which are teacher-directed, emergency supplies, and support for Student Council)

Publications - 20%
(i.e. Yearbook, school directory and HTV filmed events)

Events - 7%
(i.e. Welcome Back Carnival, Halloween, New Parent Reception, Volunteer Tea)

Associated Parent Group of HCSD - 5%
(i.e. For programs impacting the entire district)

Administration - 3%
(i.e. CoreCommerce software, payment processing fees)

Hospitality - 1%
(i.e. Superintendent Coffees, parent group meetings, school board meetings)

Please remember, with your contribution each of your children at West will receive a West School Yearbook and you will receive a bound copy of the All School Directory. This can only be assured to families who pay by September 7, 2018. Let’s achieve 100% family participation to ensure that our school has everything it needs to help our children reach their full potential! Thank you!

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