Chabot Elementary School Spring Auction: Community Donations Help Bridge the Funding Gap

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Gone are the days of the school PTA when bake sales funded "bells and whistles" for our schools. As OUSD budgets continue their downward trend, more community resources are needed to bridge the public funding shortfall.

At Chabot Elementary, the PTA funds enrichment programs including Art, Library, Media, Music, Science, and Spanish. The PTA funds school psychologists to address emotional issues, intervention specialists focused on closing the achievement gap, and yard duty supervisors who lead games and activities that promote a positive school environment. The Chabot PTA raises more than $400,000 annually to fund these vital programs and services. The benefits of this support are clear; Chabot is an award-winning public school where students have access to programs and resources to ensure their academic and social success.

Our largest spring fundraiser, the annual Spring Auction, is being planned, and we need your help! Do you have a special talent or trade? Could you donate a weekend getaway or a handcrafted item? Would you like to be an event sponsor and raise your visibility in our community? Donations, big and small, make the Spring Auction special. Contact auction@chabotelementary.org for more information or http://events.readysetauction.com/chabotelementarypta/bobcats to arrange a donation..