The following is an announcement from the Board of Directors and the Lutz Prep PTA
As Lutz Prep enters its second year of operation, including new grades and a new building, support from parents and friends is more important than ever. Lutz Prep is evolving in the scope and level of involvement required to attain an uncompromising level of excellence. Help in all areas of the school’s operations is essential for continued growth and development and is greatly appreciated by all who learn here and all who send their children here.
Here are a few updates for the coming year:
Parent Volunteer Hours
As the school year rapidly approaches, Lutz Prep will soon begin sending out calls for volunteers. Every family will be required to contribute 25 hours over the course of the academic year. These hours can be completed in any number of ways, as determined by Mrs. Farmer, the PTA, and other school sources. Each family will receive information about these opportunities as they arise.
This year, Lutz Prep has instituted a buyout option. Please be advised that a family under 25 hours at the end of the academic year will be invoiced at $25 per hour owed.
The Lutz Prep PTA is excited to announce some of its goals and events for the 2012-2013 school year. One objective is to support the teachers, students and faculty in their endeavor to strengthen the positive educational setting here at Lutz Prep. As we work toward this goal, we hope that activities such as informative and educational safety programs, Grandparent’s Breakfast, Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week, and a First Annual Silent Auction and Dinner will allow us to enhance the overall school atmosphere at Lutz Prep.
At the end of the 2011-2012 school year, the Lutz Prep PTA was proud to allocate funds for Music, Art, Spanish and the Media Center. Additionally, we were able to purchase over $3,000 worth of technology equipment for Lutz Prep.
We are delighted to welcome all of the new parents and can’t wait for you to become members of our outstanding PTA! Be on the lookout for information coming home with your children on how to get involved. Also, stay tuned for our new Lutz Prep PTA website for updated information!
Last year’s Founding Families Campaign was completed with more than $90,000 donated toward the School’s first year. As the school moves into its second year, a sustained giving program will begin with the hope that every family will make a contribution.
All families and interested friends will be given the opportunity each year to make a tax deductible, financial contribution to the Lutz Prep Leadership Fund (LPLF). The LPLF will serve as the “annual fund” for the school and each year will support classroom grants (a generous stipend per teacher), new technology, student assistance, a principal’s fund, an advancement fund, and projects deemed most pressing by the Board of Directors.
With their permission, contributors will be recognized in two giving levels: the Lightning Blue Club for contributions up to $1,000 and the Twenty Eleven Society for contributions of $1,000 and above. An Honor Roll of Donors will be posted on the Lutz Prep website and in other publications.
Pledge forms can be found on the website under the “Donate to Lutz Prep” page here, or picked up at the front office.
Parents, grandparents and friends who wish to fund a more substantial, specific project may do so by contacting Mrs. Farmer or board member, Mrs. Christine Smith at email@example.com.
Gifts in Kind
A list of needed items will be posted on the website for those interested in contributing. Please check this list from time to time as it may change.
The Board of Directors thanks everyone who contributes in any way. Together, we will realize the dream of Lutz Preparatory School!