The Farmington View Bobcat Booster Club is a group of parents, teachers, and staff who are dedicated to activities that will enhance the overall educational experience for students of Farmington View Elementary School. The group works to provide opportunities that widen all students' educational experiences while helping create a sense of community for families and students at Farmington View. The Bobcat Booster Club works with and supports the objectives of the Hillsboro School District.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
- Volunteer—Get involved with the education of our children. Any amount of time you can donate to the school is greatly appreciated. We have immediate opportunities for volunteers and coordinators that will help you get started. Please help if you can.
- Continue to support the Bobcat Boosters by participating in our fundraising activities. Donations are a great way to contribute.
- Read the Bobcat Booster articles in the parent newsletter, Farmington ReView, to stay informed.
WHAT HAPPENS AT BOBCAT BOOSTER MEETINGS?
The Booster meeting is a great way to stay informed regarding day-to-day decisions being made at Farmington View. Every month Principal Roger Will speaks with parents about issues concerning our school community.
In addition, we discuss upcoming events, plan future activities, and discuss how to provide enrichment opportunities for students with the money from our fundraising efforts.
Meetings are always kept under one hour, and child-care is provided.
We greatly appreciate everyone's input and value all opinions.
HOW DO FUNDRAISERS BENEFIT OUR STUDENTS?
They provide many valuable “extra” activities and enrichment opportunities for our students.
Last year, Booster funds were used for after school programs, an AmeriCorps member, Accelerated Reader Program, enrichment programs and assemblies, teacher grants, and much more. This year the Boosters have helped fund special field trips, two new SMART boards for classrooms, close to 25 after school clubs, and more.
In the past, Booster funds have been spent on computers, field trips, library books, PE and playground equipment, TVs and VCRs, the sixth grade graduation party, and have funded many other projects.
Suggestions are always welcome. Everyone works hard to earn the money and the children are always the beneficiaries.
WHO DECIDES HOW THE BOBCAT BOOSTER FUNDS ARE SPENT?
The fundraising activities from this year will determine our budget for next year. We only spend money that has been raised or carried over from the previous year. We try to generate about $20,000 per year, on average, to continue the strong support we’ve been able to provide for our school. Budget and financial statements are shared at each meeting to keep everyone informed. Every year the budget is developed and presented to members at a Bobcat Booster meeting. The membership approves how the money is budgeted and spent.