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Kids Come First

What is the PTA Annual Fund?

Each year, the PTA spends more than $850 per student to enrich their lives and ensure they have the well-rounded education they deserve. Joaquin Miller is the special place it is because of the generous support of our community. The Kids Come First Annual Fund Campaign is what kicks off these efforts for the year.

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What does my donation fund?

Public schools like Joaquin Miller are able to bring on essential staff and unique programming that state/federal funds don’t cover because of fundraising efforts like this. Without your generous support, these programs would not exist:

  • Expanding Learning and Enrichment
    • Physical Education: Mrs. Gorham provides every class with a weekly PE class, teaching students good sportsmanship, teamwork, and problem-solving.
    • Library: Ms. Gullikson provides each class a weekly library session, access to age-appropriate books, author readings, and more.

    • Arts Enrichment: Mr. Dan provides each class with art enrichment.

    • Field Trips: These trips have included the symphony, the De Young Museum, and hiking in Tilden Park.
  • Supporting Teachers
    • Essential classroom supplies and increased teacher planning: Teachers can plan together while students are in PTA enrichments.
  • Increasing Student support
    • Social Learning Support: The PTA supports adults who help students with big feelings and self-regulation.
    • Academic Tutors: The PTA supports retired educators to help students academically.
    • Yard Supervision: The PTA provides two additional supervisors to increase safety during recess and lunch.

The PTA’s funding priorities focus on helping all students thrive and were developed in close partnership with school leadership. 

We ask that all Joaquin Miller families make a tax-deductible donation during the Kids Come First drive. We encourage you to make a monthly recurring donation that is meaningful to your family.

How to Donate

Flexible year-round payment options are available, and donations may be eligible for Corporate Matching programs (please check with your employer).

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