Thank you to the 55 families who helped kickstart the fall fundraising campaign through generous donations during signing up for membership!  We’ve already raised nearly $12,500 towards our goal! We are just getting started.

 We invite all families to participate in this campaign, because your contribution—no matter the amount—makes a big difference to our children especially this year!

Somerset PTSA is acutely aware of the different challenges families in our community are facing during this pandemic. PTSA activities may look different in the remote learning mode, this is because we have responded to the current situation by focusing on the realities and safety guidelines.

Please be assured that we remain committed to our mission and long-term outcomes for all our children.  To continue the high achievements and all-round development focus for all students in partnership with our school, we need to fundraise actively. We are respectfully reaching out to ask for your continued support. All the money raised by the PTSA goes straight back to teachers and students. Your donation is 100% tax deductible. Somerset PTSA’s annual Fall Fundraising Drive to raise funds for the current school year officially starts on 9/10/2020 and runs through 10/20/2020.

We are continuing our excellent partnership with the school in all the possible ways to continue to provide an enriched learning environment for our children. Guided by our mission of putting children first, this year, the role of PTSA is targeted towards the following 4 goals:

  1. Supporting our wonderful teachers towards resiliency in a demanding and daunting time.
  2. Supporting our GSAs as they continue to scaffold students with both technology and learning needs. They also provide a second adult in the classroom which allows each child to have more adult support/attention. Please meet our GSA’s here:  http://somersetptsa.org/Doc/Fundraising/Meet%20our%20GSAs%202.pdf
  1. Reprogramming Curriculum Enhancement trips into virtual participatory model such as with Marine Science afloat, Box Car and One-Eyed Jack Math and the popular Toymaker experience with modified take home kits and on-demand instruction.
  2. Continuing to offer select community building programs in a remote model through our vendors (Chess, Debate, Theatre) and amazing volunteers (STEM).

Somerset PTSA has committed the full $150k this year toward GSAs to ensure there is ample safety and support for all the kids in remote/hybrid learning. Fundraising this year will avoid a deficit situation when normal school with full PTSA programming returns.

To donate online, click here 

If you have any questions, please reach out to us at somersetptsa@gmail.com.

Your donations help to continue enabling Somerset Elementary a highly ranked public school that provides a rich education and supportive learning environment for all its students! Thank you for supporting your Somerset PTSA!