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State of the PTA


Dear NRE Parent Community,

As we wrap up the 2016-17 school year the NRE PTA wanted to keep our parents informed about the money raised and spent this year. PTA works to serve every child within the building in a meaningful way. We provide the staff and students with tools they depend on to expand our children's learning and enrich their school culture. PTA gratefully works in partnership with the NRE community to provide these essential tools. Thank you for your continued support!


2016-17 Fundraising Goal $50,000

Year to Date Funds Raised $47,733

PTA provided NRE in 2016-17:

  • Teacher Instructional Resource Grants

    • Professional Development Day @ Bookies

    • Castors for library bookshelves for multifunctional space

    • Author's Day and book giveaway!

  • Classroom Supplies $200/teacher

  • Specials Budget (Tech, Mandarin, Spanish, Music, Library, Health, Art, Gym, Think Tank)

  • 6th grade Tshirts and HEX bus

  • Community Events (Muffins with Mom, Grandparents Breakfast, Doughnuts with Dad, Back to School Carnival, New Principal Meet and Greet)

  • Online Resources

  • We take the task of stretching every dollar earned very seriously. It is our privilege to be entrusted with your hard earned money and we will continue to provide resources that help every student learn, explore and love their school experience. For more details about PTA please visit our website or join us for a PTA meeting next fall!

Thank you and GO PRONGHORNS!


April 11, 2017 | By aharvey | Category: Northridge Elementary School

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