As we look forward to the 2019-2020 school year, we are working on next year's budget, and we would like your input. The results of this survey, along with input from the Building Leadership Team (BLT) will help us to decide how the PTA can best support our students next year.

We appreciate you taking time to complete this survey and sharing your priorities with us. The survey will be open until March 16.

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* 1. What grade are your Cascadia students currently in? (Please select all that apply.)

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* 2. Are you a Cascadia PTA member (i.e., you’ve paid dues for the current year)?

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* 3. Did you/your student participate in any Cascadia PTA-sponsored activity or event (such as Fall Festival, movie nights, Science and Engineering Night, gardening parties, or a grade-level events) in the past 12 months?

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* 4. This year, the Cascadia PTA sponsored three large events (Fall Festival, Winter Festival, Science & Engineering Night).  We are considering moving to two events (Fall Festival, Science & Engineering in the spring) in favor of more frequent events such as game nights, movie nights, book club meetings.  Do you support this idea?

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* 5. Do you have any suggestions for events (large or small)?

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* 6. How do you feel about the current level of communication from Cascadia PTA?

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* 7. How do you prefer to receive information from the Cascadia PTA? (check all that apply)

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* 8. How clearly do you understand where Cascadia PTA funds are spent?

For the following questions, please consider that the 2018-2019 Cascadia PTA budget correlated to a fundraising goal of about $524 per student.  

This budget provided funding for salary support.  Approximately 67% was used to increase librarian hours from 2.5 days to 4 days per week, provide a counselor for 4 days per week, increase instrumental music from half a day to 3.5 days per week, and provide recess aides every day.  Another 18% of our budget went to fund programs like STYLE, garden, and professional development.  Finally, about 8% of the PTA budget went towards community events like our Science & Engineering Night, grade-level events, parent-ed nights, and other social opportunities. 

Without PTA funding Cascadia will not have a counselor, recess aides, or programs like STYLE and the garden.  Evening events would be scaled back, as would material support to our educators.

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* 9. In 2018-2019 the Cascadia PTA budget correlated to a fund-raising goal of $524 per student, and provided salary support, program support, and community events.  

How do you feel about this fund-raising goal?

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* 10. Cascadia PTA has funded critical staff positions as requested by Cascadia's Building Leadership Team. In 2018-2019 that provided additional librarian hours, a counselor, instrumental music instruction, and playground supervisors.  The Cascadia BLT has recommended continuing with similar funding next year.

Do you agree that Cascadia PTA dollars should be used to fund these types of positions?

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* 11. Cascadia PTA is considering renewing allocation of funds in the following areas.  Thinking about these categories, please rank in order of importance to you and your family. (Please rank in order of Most Important to Least Important, with 1 being Most Important.)

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* 12. Is there anything else you would like Cascadia PTA to consider funding in 2019-2020? If so, please comment.

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* 13. Our family plans to donate the following amount to the PTA in 2019-2020

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* 14. In recent years the Cascadia PTA has raised most of its funding in one direct ask campaign (the Red Envelope campaign), and avoided other forms of fund-raising.  How do you feel about this approach?

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* 15. Do you have any suggestions how Cascadia PTA could better represent the interests or needs of you or your student(s)? If so, please comment.

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* 16. Are you interested in volunteering with the PTA this next year?

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* 17. If Yes/Maybe, what role interests you? Check all that apply. (Please submit your contact information at the end of the survey, and a PTA member will contact you regarding next year's opportunities.)

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* 18. (Optional) If you indicated that you would like someone to contact you, please include your information below:

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* 19. Do you feel welcome as a volunteer at Cascadia or at PTA-sponsored events?

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* 20. Our programs depend on volunteers.  What can the Cascadia PTA do to make volunteering more welcoming for you?

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