Keep It Simple is Brentwood PTA’s largest annual fundraiser. There is nothing to buy and nothing to sell! Simply make a donation. Our goal for the 2018 Keep it Simple campaign is to raise $15,000.
Your donations are used to support many programs at Brentwood, including:
- Creative Learning: As a Creative Learning Initiative school, each grade level is assigned an area of focus for the year, such as dance, visual arts, storytelling, or drama. Local artists and performers come in to the school to help teach core TEKS content through the arts, benefiting both the students as well as the teachers, who are able to build their proficiency in arts-based teaching strategies. After three successful years in the grant-funded pilot program, the PTA has committed $7,000 to funding Brentwood’s participation in this highly successful and much-loved program.
- Literacy: The PTA invests significantly in literacy programs and library support at Brentwood. Your donations help build the library’s collection of books and e-books, support author visits, purchase book bags for students, publish a brochure to inform families about using the library and its online resources, and support school-wide literacy events like Literacy Luau and Poetry Cafe. Moreover, thanks to your contributions, our librarian is able to attend a conference where she picks up new ideas, and our teachers are able to meet together as grade levels to analyze reading assessment data and then plan for classroom instruction and academic interventions.
- Culture Fusion: Culture Fusion a campus-wide cultural project developed by Brentwood teachers that focuses on social-emotional development and creative learning. To fund the project, the PTA contributed $12,500, including the cost of curriculum development and training throughout the year. Today, you can already see Culture Fusion in action throughout Brentwood — from the classrooms to the hallways to the playgrounds. Culture Fusion is embedded in all areas of learning at Brentwood.
- Teacher and Staff Development and Rewards: The PTA funds staff team-building events, teacher awards and appreciation gifts, performance incentives, a full day of development opportunities, and reimbursements for teacher-funded expenses. These contributions help make Brentwood a great place to work, and consequently a great place to learn as well.
About the fundraiser
When you give to Keep It Simple, all the money goes directly to programs that support and enrich your child’s education. There is nothing to sell and your donation is 100% tax-deductible.
Does your employer provide Corporate Matching?
Your employer might match some or all of the funds you donate to a charitable non-profit organization. Check with your employer to see if this option is available to you. The PTA is a 501 (c) 3 (EIN/Tax # 74-6085683).
How do I donate to Keep It Simple?
Right here, right now!
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the 2017 Keep it Simple fundraiser. The PTA raised more than $15,000 to support programs at Brentwood!
Email Ricki Dolan if you have questions about corporate matching, receipts, or payments.