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 Parent Survey Results

(Note:  To protect the anonymity of our respondents, the original surveys will be shredded and discarded.  Only the records of the results will be kept.)

Re: the "Overall Majority For/Against" category - the scale of importance was grouped 1&2, 3, and 4&5 to simplify the general consensus.

If we end up with a majority vote for changing the February vacation to March, and the school administration agrees with majority, that change would not take place until the next school year, 2010/2011.

More notes below, following the results.

 

(From section #1)

Questions:                                           I                Scale of Importance:                 I       Overall Majority For/Against:

                                                            I          1        2         3         4           5          I

                                                            I       Not      /  Not      /  No       / Some- / Extremely   I                                 %

                                                            I       At All    /  Very    / Opinion  /What                       I

 Collect/Raise monetary donations to increase                 

media/library collections/technology resources                    1     -       1     -      3     -      9     -      11                  8% AGAINST / 12% NO OPINION / 80% FOR

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Sponsor family-focused social events

(spring & fall Family Nights, etc.)                                       1      -       4     -      2     -       8     -      10                   20% AGAINST / 8% NO OPINION / 72% FOR 

that are not fundraisers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Hold periodical PTG General Meetings

(Executive Committee meetings, with an agenda,

are already open to all PTG members.)                                4     -         3     -       8     -       8   -        2             28% AGAINST / 32% NO OPINION / 40% FOR

 with no set agenda

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Playground maintenance (includes purchasing

new equipment, maintaining the grounds, spreading            1     -         4     -       1     -        9     -      10              20% AGAINST / 4% NO OPINION / 76% FOR

mulch and repairing equipment)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Provide funds for supplemental classroom materials            2     -         1     -        2     -      12    -     8             12% AGAINST / 8% NO OPINION / 80% FOR

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Provide Staff appreciation (Teacher Appreciation

 Week, Supply funds, etc.)                                                1     -         1     -        7     -      12     -     4              8% AGAINST / 28% NO OPINION / 64% FOR

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Provide support for teachers through copy pool, 

class volunteers, parent education, etc.                             1     -          3     -        5      -    9     -       7              16% AGAINST / 20% NO OPINION / 64% FOR

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Sponsor Community Education Programs

(Internet safety, dealing with bullying, etc.)                        1     -         4     -         3     -      12     -      5              20% AGAINST / 12% NO OPINION / 68% FOR  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Sponsor Enrichment programs such as special

presentations and guest speakers that enhance                1     -        1        -      2     -       8     -     13              8% AGAINST / 8% NO OPINION / 84% FOR  

curriculum, cultural arts, character education,

featured authors,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Have the option of making cash donations in

 lieu of fundraisers                                                           2     -        2        -      2     -        7     -      12               16% AGAINST / 8% NO OPINION / 76% FOR 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Sponsor/Support off-campus activities

(Family activities at community events,                             2     -        8        -       4     -        7     -      4              40% AGAINST / 16% NO OPINION / 44% FOR

park picnics, opportunity for family portraits, etc.)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Hold an annual fundraiser that would entirely

 benefit a local charity (charity to be decided                    6      -        7      -        7     -        2       -     3             52% AGAINST / 28% NO OPINION / 20% FOR

 on by vote)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

 

From Question #8 (Page 2):

 

Votes:         Items:                                              Overall Percentage:

 

   9          - Affordable family portraits                                 35 %

                    (not a fundraiser)

                                                                                                                  

 14         - Art enrichment activities                                     54%

                                                                                                                

 

 10          - School Year Book                                             38%

                                                                                                              

 

17          - Family Night Activities                                      65%

               (movies, bingo, etc. – not a fundraiser)

                                                                                                                

 

 12         - Internet Safety information session                    46 %

                   for parents & older children

                                                                                                                

 

 4          - Parent Only Social Events                                  15%

                                                                                                                

 

  9          - Turn Off TV Week                                             35%

                                                                                                                 

 

 7          - Volunteer Orientation                                         27%

                                                                                                                

 

 0          - Volunteer Awards                                               0%

                                                                                                                 

 

14          - School Newsletter                                            54%

                                                                                                                

 

 12         - PTG Website                                                   46%

                                                                                                                

 

 11          - Online credit card transactions                          42%

               (for school related fees or PTG donations,

                 made thru the website)

                                                                                                                 

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Question #9 (Page 3):

Would you consider moving either the February or April vacation week to March?                                                                          

Responses:                                     

YES - Move February to March -  15

YES - Move BOTH to March*     -   3

NO  - Don't change vacations   -    9

Overall YES votes amount to 67%

* Moving both the Feb. and April vacations to March is not being considered, so those "yes" votes are counted in with the total for moving the February break to March.

 

 

                                                

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

**Notes:

Percentages are based on a 67.5% total response from entire school community. 

 

Also, regarding some responses:

Several respondents mentioned they'd like to see the PTG plan only one large fundraiser per year.... food/wine, live music, silent auctions, vendors and sponsors....  the Board members agree, and had previously looked into it, and discovered that one fundraiser of such magnitude would require even more planning and organizing and time than the 3-4 small ones that are typically held.  We felt such an undertaking would require at minimum a full Board, and a much larger volunteer base to pool talents.  The PTG has not had enough volunteers to make up the full Board for the past few years, so it seemed a task too overwhelming to take on.  The initial planning would need to take place months in advance....hopefully we can fill all of the Board positions this year and leading into next, and have enough volunteers in place to begin the initial planning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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