Did you know one way your donation to the PTA Direct Donation Drive benefits the children at Northfield is by supporting their teacher’s efforts to optimize the classroom? Teachers spend an average of $500.00 a year of their own monies on classroom materials for their students1.
Thanks to your support, the NES PTA provides a $100.00 grant to each Northfield teacher, helping reduce this expense. The PTA also provides needed equipment and materials for students that enhance the classroom beyond what the school budget can afford! We asked Northfield teachers to share how these funds have benefited the students and we would like to share their thoughts and appreciation with you.
Ms. Trodden, 1st Grade
“I can't say how blessed I feel to work at a school as generous as Northfield. In the past couple of years alone, the PTA has bought 3 large lunch carts for the first grade team. They also bought book pouches for every first grade student (120 of them!) to use during Daily 5. For me individually, I have received an amazing easel with two dry erase boards and bins for storage that I use multiple times a day. It was quite expensive and not something I could've afforded to buy myself. It is one of my favorite parts of my classroom. It is on wheels making it easy for me to roll around. It's just fabulous. :) When I tell my teacher friends at other schools that we also receive $100 a year from PTA they are amazed. The support of the NES parents is simply the best. We couldn't do our job as well as we do at Northfield if it wasn't for the parents. The monetary support is so appreciated in order to help us help and teach your children.”