When developing the 2013-2014 PTO budget, we used very conservative estimates to set our fundraising goals for the year. As of December 2013, we have raised significantly more money that we had projected, specifically through the I Heart Kolter Campaign and the Kolter Cantina.
|Fundraiser||Budgeted Profit||Actual Profit||Additional Funds Available|
|I Heart Kolter Campaign||
|Kolter Cantina Auction||
|Kolter Cantina Event||
|Fall Product Sales||
Total Additional Funds Available
Recently, members of the Executive Board met with Dr. Shetzer to assess the needs of the school and determine how these extra funds could best be utilized. Ideas included:
- · Setting aside $10,000 to ensure the 2014-2015 PTO starts with a cash reserve (required by the Bylaws)
- · Creating a new standing budget category for Grade Level Field Trips. For this year, we would set aside $4,000. For future years, we would recommend a starting budget of $6,000
- · Creating a new standing budget category for Assemblies and Community Events. For this year, we would set aside $2,000. For future years, we would recommend a starting budget of $2,000.
- · The remaining $29,722 could be spent on some combination of the following items:
o Additional PE equipment
o Creation of a track
o Addition of a privacy wall to the Girls’ bathroom
o Replace the current audio system in the cafeteria
o Install additional projection screen in the cafeteria to enhance viewing during school programs and assemblies
o Final payment of the iPad Language Lab
For us to move forward with these expenses, we need your approval. Please be sure to attend the January 14th PTO meeting so that we can make the needed changes to the budget.
Hello Kolter Families
The Fundraising Committee has 2 very important announcements regarding the Berryhill Tamales Fundraiser:
1. If you ordered delicious tamales, you can pick up your order this Saturday, 12/14 from 12-4pm at Berryhill Baja Grill in Bellaire-5305 Bissonnet St, Bellaire, TX 77401 . Berryhill will not keep any unclaimed orders. Please make arrangements for a friend or relative to pick up your tamales if you are unable to do so!! They come frozen with easy cooking instructions.
Thank you for your support!
The Fundraising Committee
The Kolter PTO is busy preparing for what is sure to be a spectacular evening shared with you all! Our hardworking Cantina Committee has asked me to share some details and clarify some things.
This year, the Kolter Cantina is at the BraeBurn Country Club, 8101 Bissonnet Street, Houston, TX 77074.
There are no physical tickets required for this event. All you have to do is show up, and we will have your names and auction bid stickers ready for you at the registration table.
Please remember that BraeBurn Country Club has a no denim rule, so break out the slacks, khakis, or a fun dress. You don’t have to be super fancy – you just have to be non-denim.
There will be a cash bar for the event. This is a true cash only bar. The bar will not accept credit cards or checks so please come prepared! That said, you MAY use your credit card to bid on auction items and teacher treasures. The cash requirement is for the bar only.
The event begins at 7:00pm and ends at 11:00pm.
The Silent Auction begins at 7:00pm and closes sharply at 9:15pm.
The Teacher Treasures portion of the silent auction will close promptly at 9:00pm.
We will start the Live Auction portion of the evening at 9:30pm.
The valet parking is complimentary.
And last but not least, we will have dinner, dancing and LOTS of fun! Thanks to all of you for supporting Kolter. We’re looking forward to a great night!
|Ms. Sasko and Ms. Tilley’s Special Snack||Homemade cookies and juice to the top 2 winners’ entire class!|
|Ms. Lyons’ Baker’s Special||Ms. Lyons will bake for a family once a month from December through May.|
|Kinder Popsicle Party||Party with the kinder teachers and yummy popsicles one Friday after school!|
|Teacher for the Day||See what it’s like to be Ms. Yeager for the day!|
|Lunch with Ms. Glapion||Enjoy a special Chick Fil A lunch with Ms. Glapion.|
|Lunch with Ms. Wyatt||Enjoy one on one time with a special Chick Fil A lunch with Ms. Wyatt.|
|Sleep Tight||Ms. Silverman will come to your house and read your child a bedtime story! This can be for current or former students!|
|Let’s Go Fly a Kite 1st Grade||Join the 1st grade teachers at Godwin Park. Participants will make and fly kites, as well as have a light picnic!|
|Teacher for the Day||See what it’s like to be Ms. Garfinkel for the day!|
|Teacher for the Day||See what it’s like to be Ms. Suttles for the day!|
|Teacher for the Day||See what it’s like to be Ms. Kyle for the day!|
|Teacher for the Day||See what it’s like to be Ms. Charpiot for the day!|
|2nd Grade Fun with Science||Enjoy cool science experiments and pizza with the 2nd grade teachers!|
|Mani-Makeovers||Get together with the girls and Ms. Charpiot and enjoy a makeover and a manicure with light snacks!|
|Cooking Class||Three kids from Ms. Garfinkel’s 2nd grade class will join her at her home for a cooking class. Menu to be decided by the kids!|
|3rd Grade Swim Party||Come over for a 3rd grade swim party at Ms. Hiller’s this May for some pre-summer fun!|
|Sup and Sculpture||Enjoy lunch in Meyerland Plaza and painting at the Mad Potter one Saturday afternoon with Ms. Grimm!|
|4th Grade Breakfast Bonus||Enjoy breakfast and a fun craft with all of the 4th grade teachers!|
|Max out Your Math||Boost your brain with two, one-hour private math tutorials with Ms. Kumari.|
|5th Grade Gets a Piece of the Pie||On the last day of school, the top 16 bidders will get a piece of pie and have priority viewing for the main attraction! The top 4 bidders will get to shave Mr. Silk’s head! The top bidder will have the chance to throw a pie in Mr. Silk’s face!!|
|The Science Special||Enjoy and afternoon of fun science and pizza with Ms. Wood!|
|Blacktop Pizza Party||Enjoy a pizza party on the blacktop after school at 12:30 on the February 19th early dismissal.|
|Principal for the Day||Be Dr. Shetzer for the day! Includes lunch!|
|Vice Principal for the Day||Be Ms. Dickinson for the day! Includes lunch!|
|Library Game Night||Enjoy classic board games as well as educational games with Ms. Oubre!|
|Librarian for the Day||Be Ms. Oubre from 8 am – 12 pm and enjoy lunch after!|
|Free Dress Thursdays in January||Showcase your sense of style with free dress every Thursday in January (9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th)|
|Free Dress Thursdays in February||Flaunt your fashion with free dress every Thursday in February (6th, 13th, 20th and 27th)|
|Reserved Runnymeade Parking||Starting immediately, enjoy a reserved parking spot in teacher parking lot off Runnymeade (near Garden). The spot is yours through the end of the year!|
|Reserved South Rice Parking||Starting immediately, enjoy a reserved parking spot in teacher parking lot off South Rice (near playground). The spot is yours through the end of the year!|
|Party with Ms. Yu||Chinese tea and dim sum party with Ms. Yu!|
|Party with Ms. Chen||Dumpling and won ton making party with Ms. Chen!|
|Future Gourmand||French afternoon snack, or “goutier” with Mme Frazier!|
|Tortilla Friday||Homemade tortilla making session to make fresh homemade hot quesadillas as an after school snack with Sra Myers and Sra Kinson!|
|Technology Teacher for the Day||See what it’s like to be Ms. Daniel from 8 am – 12 pm and it includes lunch!|
|Scrapbooking Party||Have fun and scrapbook with Ms. Thomas and Ms. Carandas! Kids need to provide pictures.|
|Soccer with Dr. Shetzer and Mr. Silk||3rd-5th Graders Only!! Enjoy a friendly soccer game with Dr. Shetzer and Mr. Silk!!|
|Nurse for the Day||See what it’s like to be Nurse Garcia from 8 am -12 pm and it includes lunch!|
|Coach Parker||See what it’s like to be Coach Parker from 8 am -12 pm and it includes lunch!|
|Immortalized in the Courtyard||Enjoy naming rights for your child or your family at Kolter’s Courtyard; the Courtyard will bear your name from January 2014 through December 2014|
|Immortalized under the Pavilion||Enjoy naming rights for your child or your family at Kolter’s Blacktop Pavilion; the Pavilion will bear your name from January 2014 through December 2014|