Due to the limited budget available to schools, there is a real need to supplement funding available from the Toronto District School Board (TDSB). The FSA at Armour Heights raises money through a variety of events, namely our annual Silent Auction/Dinner & Dance for the parents, as well as the Fun Fair held each Spring for students, parents, staff and the community. We also run a successful direct donation program, where families directly donate each fall to eliminate the need for additional fundraising efforts (ie. Selling wrapping paper, chocolate bars etc.) A newer form of fund raising includes requesting families donate directly to the school.
Currently the FSA operates with a budget of just over $53,000. More than 70% of all funds raised by the FSA go directly into curriculm-related initiatives to enrich the experience for our students. The remaining 30% is directed towards special events and services for our students, as well as large capital expenditure projects such as school yard improvements and the addition of new technologoy in the classroom.
Visual Arts (materials & supplies for all teachers)
Learning Though the Arts
Library (books and magazine subsciptions)
Computer hardware & software (printers, repairs, replacements)
Music / Drama (musical production, live performances)
Physical Education (equipment, team uniforms)
Eco Club (bulb planting, equipment)
Science & Math (funding the "Scientists in the School" program for JK - 6)
Direct Classroom Investment
Special Events & Other
Hygiene supplies for each classroom
Welcome Back BBQ for students, staff and families
Lice checks (PDF fact sheet from the TDSB)
Grade 6 graduation and trip subsidy
Communications (website maintenace and Family Directory)
Walk to School
Babysitting Course for Grade 6 students
Capital Expenditure Projects
How We Plan To Raise Money
The FSA at Armour Heights has three major fund raisers throughout the year:
Direct Family Donations: Close to 50% of all funds raised each year are derived from the direct family donation program each Fall. This is a newer form of fundraising that replaces former programs such as selling gift wrap, chocolate bars, etc.
Silent Auction/Dinner & Dance: While this is a fund raiser for the school, it is also a time for parents to come together and have a fun evening together. There is a live auction and silent auction.