By Hazen Sewell, PTSA President
Our Annual Fund Drive (AFD) is our largest and most important fundraiser of the year. During the AFD we ask for financial donations from the community. As a public school, Roosevelt cannot provide the educational experience desired by families, teachers and students by relying solely on government-provided funds. Last year we brought in just over $100,000 in this fall fundraiser. That money goes toward many of the programs, activities and events enjoyed by our community such as:
The PTSA is also an advocacy organization. You may have heard that some RMS teachers have classrooms this year that are too large to support successful learning. There are teachers who have as many as 38 students in one class. While we can each do our part in speaking up about this to district leaders, the reality is that the PTSA may be asked to help fund additional teachers for the 2023-24 school year if the problem is not rectified this year.
We've created an Annual Fund page right here at rmssf.org containing all of the information needed to participate. Please show your Trojan spirit by donating if you can!