Did you receive your Jag Fund Letter?
As your fellow parents here at APG, we know that there are a lot of requests for donations this time of year, and your support of your child’s specific programs and classes is very important. However, a donation to the PTSA Jaguar Fund supports school-wide programs and department initiatives, and touches all students and teachers. Please consider a generous tax-deductible donation to the Jaguar Fund, so we can continue our work at APG!
As our principal says, “The APG PTSA not only generates great ideas and initiatives, they support those ideas with funding and volunteers. Only through your support can they continue to be amazing examples of community at our school.”
The reviews are in, and they're stellar! Hear how the PTSA supported the school last year from APG students and teachers themselves:
The PTSA funds the outdoor science consultant and the beautiful educational garden at APG.
“The garden gives students the opportunity to observe what we are teaching in science. They see how the garden works as a mini-system. We study decomposition, pollination as well as sustainability. We also eat what we produce!”
- Ms. Momjian
Science and Math Teacher
MATH PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:
With the new Common Core curriculum, math professional development is more important than ever. The PTSA funded important PD for APG math teachers.
“The teachers loved the opportunity to collaborate at SFSU with professionals we don’t normally get to mix with. We felt respected, it
enhanced our relationships with our colleagues, and definitely enhanced our new math curriculum.”
- Ms. Christ
Math Dept. Co-Chair
FUN SCHOOL-WIDE EVENTS:
The PTSA provided support for teacher-led events, like the very popular Carnival and Back to School Luau! These two events are excellent community builders for APG students and staff!
“The Luau was the best welcome back to APG- watching my teachers sumo wrestle was hilarious! We had so much fun!"
- 8th Grade APG Student
The PTSA funded microscopes for the Science Department, enabling our APG students to do even more hands-on science learning.
“On the fourth day of school my teacher introduced the microscopes to our class. I was excited that we got to inspect
ants with the microscopes. I think microscopes are good because you can actually look at the creature you are studying and not just a picture.”
– 7th Grade APG Student
PHYSICAL EDUCATION SUPPORT:
The PTSA purchased new equipment for the P.E. Department.
“Our focus in PE is lifelong health and fitness. The monies we received from the Jag Fund last year gave our waveboards new wheels, our bikes new life, and allowed us to teach dance anywhere in the school – inside and out – with our new wireless speakers.”
- APG P.E. Dept.
There are two ways to give: by check or online!
Check: Fill out the form and mail to school or send with your student!
Homeroom teachers will collect the envelopes. Checks should be made out to APG PTSA.
Online: The easiest way to give! Click the “Donate” button on this page, and pay by PayPal!
If your company matches donations (many do!) – check out the link to the left, and let us know if you need help with your company’s match.
For questions, feel free to email Krista and Christie at firstname.lastname@example.org