Thanks Teresa, My budget has been $2000 in years past and everyone is
use to having everything provided for them. You suggestions are great
and I am going to give them a try. Starting with basic supplies.
From: Tsheffey@aol.com [mailto:Tsheffey@aol.com]
Sent: Saturday, July 27, 2002 12:55 PM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Re: Supplies
Some suggestions are:
1. Can you put together a supply list and have the students bring the
Markers, colored pencils, pencil, eraser, glue, ruler, scissors This
help a lot if your principal will let you do that.
2. Propose a list of things that you would like to have that the
might have around the house. Create a scavenger hunt and have each
try to get 100 points. (Put things like tools, old jewelry, sponges, old
crayons, etc.) Do this as one of the first things at the beginning of
year while the kids are still "hyped"
3. Ask your principal if you could as for donations from the parents and
compose a letter asking for tax deductible donation to the art
4. Write your principal and tell him how your budget does not make it
for you to meet the SOL's. Include a copy of them. (different areas like
printmaking, etc., which you need to purchase supplies for).
5. Consider doing a silent auction later in the year or a fundraiser.
6. Can you get any money from the gifted program or any other programs
than the general fund?
Good Luck. I hope things get better.
Teresa in El Paso