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Thank you, Parents Council

November 9, 2015

After Parents Council volunteers work exceptionally hard throughout the year to raise funds to support the school, it's always gratifying to see how the money is used. At its November meeting, the Parents Council Board voted on how the money raised during the preceding year should be spent.

This year's Parents Council allocated 2014-15 funds to be spent as follows:

  • $40,000 to Annual Giving – an unrestricted gift to the school’s operating budget;
  • $42,500 as the final installment of the Parents Council's $250,000 unrestricted pledge to the Campaign for Burroughs;
  • $7,000 to boost the wi-fi connection in the field house; and
  • $26,519 to fund the faculty/staff wish list as follows:

Burroughs flashlight/pens


Aluminum baseball bats
Lacrosse helmets
Strength and conditioning equipment
Adjustable blocks for track
Shotmaker and ball deal for water polo


Free-standing clothes rack


Book allowance ($100 per teacher)
Headphones for laptop cart

Family and Consumer Science

2 Kitchen Aid standing mixers

Fine Arts

Architectural files
Sandblasting cabinet
Compressor for sandblaster
Gralab 451 digital timer
Promaster 35mm camera


Book allowance ($25 per teacher)
Headphones for laptop cart
Wall maps

Industrial Technology & Engineering

Materials to build eight podiums for History Department
Drill press

Junior Class

Gas grill for concessions stand


Soup kettles


Chess sets
Backgammon board
Laptop power cords
Camcorder/camera tripod
iPod touch/case


Economics by Example
Wireless mouse
Privacy dividers
Graphing supplies
Felt for Blackjack table for probability
Document cameras

Modern Languages

Headphone and microphone sets for iPads
Zone-free DVD/blu-ray player
Materials for Chinese class

Montgomery Plan

Juggling scarves
Canon color printer and supplies

Outdoor Education

Climbing gear

School Nurse

Electronic health records program


Digital microscope
Stove/oven for biology

Student Activities

Field Day supplies


Cedar lumber to build garden fence


iPad Air for faculty


Metal prints for dance studio hallway