Thursday, December 8, 2011

Help SLA Absorb Latest Budget Cut!

SLA received word last week from the School District that it must cut $36,600 immediately from its budget.  This will result in the following reductions:

$25,307 in Teacher Extra Curricular (such as paying for overtime for interview weekends)
$8,712 in Secretarial and School Police Overtime
$3,000 in Graduation Expenses
$2,278 in Books and Supplies
Help SLA avoid these cuts by contributing to the Fuel the Rocket Fund!  Your contribution will help SLA directly.  You can make your donation online (see the paypal button to the right) or by check to the SLA Home and School Association at 55 N. 22nd Street, Phila, PA 19103

Sunday, May 15, 2011

#4 Way to Help: Attend a Community Budget Meeting or Rally this Week

Attend one of the Community Budget Meetings that the School District is holding this week.

Monday, May 16 at 6:00 p.m. Fitzpatrick Elementary, 11061 Knights Road
Thursday, May 19 at 6:00 p.m. Ellwood Elementary, 6701 North 13th St.

Attend the Protect Public Education Rally at Dilworth Plaza/City Hall on Wednesday, May 18th at 5pm.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

#3 Way to Help: DONATE!

We are nearly half way to our goal of $50,000! Donations from checks mailed in combined with online donations have totaled a little over $21,000. Please donate today by making an online donation or mailing in your check to the SLA Home & School Association, SLA, 55 N. 22nd Street, Phila, PA 19102
Attn: Rocketfuel Campaign

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

#2 Way to Help SLA: Go to Harrisburg

Go to Harrisburg with the School District of Philadelphia on April 26th to visit your state representatives and let them know how the budget cuts are affecting SLA.  Buses will leave from 440 N. Broad St. @ 7 am

Contact Deirdre Darragh at 215-400-5787 or for more information
Ms. Darragh has asked that SLA parents RSVP to her by FRIDAY afternoon (April 15) so they can order the right number of buses.  (And if we get enough SLA families, they'll try to get us our own bus!)

Please send Mr. Lehmann an email is you plan to take your child with you. You must fill out a permission form to take your child to Harrisburg. 

Find out who your state legislator is here

If you cannot go to Harrisburg, call their office and let them know how you feel about Governor Corbett's proposed budget.  You can also send your state legislators a letter.

Monday, April 11, 2011

#1 Way to Help Close SLA's Budget Gap: DONATE

Please help SLA's Home and School Association raise funds to help close the $430,000 gap that was cut from SLA's 2012 budget. Our goal is to raise $50,000 by July 31, 2011. Your contribution will help make this possible. If every current SLA family gave $100 toward this campaign, we would meet our goal. We know that these hard economic times mean that not all families can give that much, so we ask that all who can to consider giving as much as you possible can over and above the $100. You can pay all at once or monthly between now and July.

Please use a credit card below or mail in a check to SLA Home and School Association; please write "2012 Fundraiser" in the memo line. SLA Home and School Assn, 55 N. 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

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