What Does the PTA Money Pay For?

NHE PTA raises money each year to support educational opportunities for every child at our school, including enrichment programs, field trips, the Think Tank for Science/Technology/and Math (STEM) Enrichment, creation of our new school garden & outdoor learning environment, and much more.

In 2017-2018, in addition to the money we raised throughout the year to cover our ongoing PTA program expenses (student reward programs, events like Pancake Supper and Multicultural Night, fliers for PTA communication, etc.) we raised over $75,000 through our Spring Auction event and other fundraisers to fund our "disbursements budget" for 2018-2019.

100% of the disbursements budget funds improvements, programs, and support for students and teachers at our school.  Below is a graphic showing where our disbursements funds for 2018-2019 are being spent to enhance education for all children at NHE.

Highlights of our PTA's 2018-2019 Disbursements spending include:

Outdoor Drinking Fountain & Hand-washing Station for the Teaching Garden (Freddie's Farm) & Playground

Outdoor Seating for the Teaching Garden & Front Tree

Increased Funding for Field Trips for all grade levels (PTA covers admissions costs, parents cover bus/transportation fees - PTA is prohibited from paying for field trip transportation)

Charging Stations for Classroom iPads

New Soccer Goals for the Playground

Caps & Gowns for Kindergarten Graduation


2018-2019 Disbursements Budget Approved by Membership 5.7.18

2016-2017 Disbursements

Click here to download the full spreadsheet of all disbursements line items for 2018-2019.


If you have questions about the PTA disbursements, please contact the PTA Disbursements Chair at