We have a specific need next year for technology. The letter below provides complete information. We welcome you to share this donation opportunity with family and friends. This is a big endeavor and we all need to pitch in to make it happen!
Me ke aloha pumehana,
Tina, Katina, Christian, and Molly
Your 2014-15 PTA Board
A .pdf version of this letter, for your convenience.
Twenty Dollars Per Student
That’s all it will take to raise $10,000 to ensure our students have access to a great technology asset for our school.
‘Aikahi is in need of a Chromebook Cart, which will provide 30 Chromebook laptops and the necessary mobile charging station. ‘Aikahi made their first purchase of one cart that began circulating this year, but a minimum of two carts are needed to provide consistent access for all grade levels. Due to DOE budge cuts, our school cannot purchase a second cart unless we as parents step in and help out. This is why we have the PTA – to bridge the gap between what the DOE can provide and what our students and teachers need.
Our goal is to raise $10,000 before the start of the next school year.
Please donate $20 for each child you have attending ‘Aikahi Elementary in the coming school year if possible. Family and friends can also donate at http://www.aikahipta.org. There are no fundraising incentives, no prizes, no parties, just the knowledge that 100% of your donation will go to purchasing these needed laptops.
‘Aikahi PTA is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Your donations are always tax-deductible. If we are fortunate enough to surpass $10,000, the money will be applied toward technology maintenance and other technology-based needs.
To learn about the other valuable programs that our PTA funds, please visit our website at www.aikahipta.org or join us at our next meeting. Thank you!
The ‘Aikahi Elementary PTA Board
More on Chromebook Carts: Chromebook Carts have proven to be an efficient way to deliver technology opportunities to students. Laptops are charged, protected, and transported in a single unit, can be checked out by teachers or rotated through classrooms, and are inexpensive to maintain. They can be used for research projects, subject matter enhancement, and educational software programs such as typing lessons, graphic arts, and more. While many schools across the country have a 30-laptop Chromebook Cart per grade-level that is checked out by a classroom for an entire day, or even one laptop per student, ‘Aikahi rotated a single cart through 20 classrooms this year. This provides limited access, at best, to a valuable technology experience.