How FOH differs from PTA

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Hendricks Avenue Elementary is very fortunate to have both our PTA and FOH.  They are common in their goals to support and strengthen our school, however we differ in how funds are generated and disbursed.  The PTA leverages family dues and revenue from gift wrap sales to fund teacher and student enrichment programs such as Family Fitness Night, Reading with Stars and our Spring Carnival. You can learn more about the Hendricks Avenue PTA at their website, http://hendrickspta.org/

The FOH seeks financial support through fundraising avenues such as the FOH Walkathon, Business Partner Program, and other programs to address budget shortfalls and to fund academic enhancement projects at the classroom and school-wide levels. With funds raised, we have been able to support salaries for resource teachers, ensure there are ample supplies in classrooms, upgrade technology resources and provide other teaching materials. Our hope is that as we grow, our fundraising efforts will allow us to respond to the changings needs of our school community.