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Farmingdale Elementary School
2473 N. Farmingdale Road
Pleasant Plains, IL 62677
(217) 626-1221
Upcoming Events
Aug 20: Open House - 5:30-6:30pm

Aug 24: First Day of School
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Thanks For Your Support!!!
Thanks to the generous support of Farmingdale families, teachers/staff and volunteers, the 2014-2015 FARMINGDALE PTC was able to:

1. Support $74,000 annual budget with designated funds for events/activities & items such as:
- Multicultural Dance Unit
- Family Reading Night with renowned author Aaron Reynolds; used book sale
- Accelerated Reader Rewards & Test Updates
- Magazine subscriptions (Scholastic/Time) & Kindergarten Big Books
- Presidential Awards/Certificates, Field Day Water Bottles
- Teacher supply fund to reimburse teachers for classroom supply purchases
- Purchase library books to maintain updated materials in school library

2. Purchase 4 Chrome books for each classroom. We purchased 100 Chrome books costing $21,000

3. Sponsor Family Fun Nights & Activities at Chuck E. Cheese, Skateland, and Glow Golf; hosted "Let's Make Dinner" & Texas Roadhouse event/fundraiser. First year partnering with McDonald's for McTeacher Night.

4. Collect and submit Box Tops for Education resulting in a cash payment for our school; collect and submit Campbell's Labels for Education resulting in rewards points that will be redeemed for items for Farmingdale.

5. Facilitate a fall 2014 product sales fundraiser (Great American Opportunities/Kathryn Beich) which yielded approximately $16,000 for our school

6. Coordinate monthly teacher/staff appreciation activities host teacher/staff luncheons in December and May for Farmingdale staff; host informal luncheon during parent conferences

7. Host First Annual Trunk or Treat which was free to students and provided a safe and fun environment for Trick orTreaters. We had over 10 decorated trunks and hope to have more next year!!

8. Host Spring Fling Auction which yielded nearly $36,000 for our school; an additional $7,000 was raised during the Fall Carnival

9. Recognize student achievements in reading by hosting Young Authors reception and Summer Reading Challenge activities

10. Created a Teacher Grant Program. Teachers were able to apply for grants. Grant committee awarded $5,000 in grants. Items purchased were Literacy Resource Center for 1st Grade, (2) Lego Education Centers, Math Manipulation Center, Listening Center, Reading & Math Manipulatives, Literacy & Math Center for Kindergarten. Easel, Building & Listening Center

11. Received 501(c)(3) status which gives us greater opportunity for donations from larger corporations.