Technology in the hands of passionate, engaged and responsible educators has the potential to provide a rich and deep experience in the classroom for students, parents and the broader community. Our students can demonstrate their learning in different ways through the digital media platforms; parents can be connected to the experiences of their child through apps such as SeeSaw and Class Dojo; and students can connect with other students from around the world.
With all of the excitement, and potential, we must not lose sight of the fact that at the heart of great education is the relationship between teacher and student. With this technology vision, and with your support, we can provide additional tools that will deepen the learning experience, and enhance the relationship that your child has with their learning.
School Council is committed to supporting this technology fundraising initiative while also continuing to support other program areas such as the arts, music, athletics and extra-curricular events. To kick things off we invite you to read the budget below and instructions on how you can make a difference and help us achieve our goal.
Here is the breakdown of what is needed:
Item Inventory and cost per unit
Ipad Air 2 – 32 GB memory 1 per teacher - $480
Ipad Air 2 – 32 GB memory 10 per class - $5730 (for 10 pack)
Apple TV ($199 per unit), connecting cables ($25 per) and Apple Care for the Apple TVs ($29 per unit) 1 per class - $253
Dewey Document Camera Stand – allows for the ipad to become a document camera 1 per classroom - $83
‘Grips’ for each ipad 10 per class - $41.98 x 10 = $419.80
Storage carts (tech tubs) for ipads for security and recharging 1 tech tub holds 5 ipads = $242
Each class would need 2 = $484
Total Cost per class $8419.00 (tax included)
Total cost for 15 classes $126 278.00 (tax included)
Total Cost + repair & miscellaneous $130 000
Funds raised to date $26,800
Fundraising goal $103, 200 (4 classrooms completed, 11 to go)
• All prices as per TDSB purchasing catalogue – February, 2017
If each family donated approximately $350.00 ($29.00/month) we would meet our goal but we know this is not possible for everyone so please consider contributing what you can. Perhaps your employer or other family members are interested in supporting our school? Tax receipts are issued for all donations $25.00 and over. If you have any questions you can ask Suzie in the office or email email@example.com and we can either answer you or direct you to the right place. Please note that Principal Dan Taylor is always available to elaborate on the technology vision, execution plan, evaluation or demonstrations.
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