2018-2019 Initiatives

  • $44,000 funds 100% of our hands-on Science Lab, including competitive teacher salary, supplies & equipment. All classrooms grades K-5 participate.
  • $15,000 funds the next phase of The Leader In Me, an innovative, school-wide model that enables educators to unleash each child’s full potential. Visit The Leader In Me website to learn more!
  • $23,000 funds Technology & Software, including teacher selected software and apps for every grade level, which are used in the classroom and at home.
  • $19,000 funds Staff Collaboration Time at every grade level. Murdock teachers find this planning time to be invaluable.
  • $5,000 to enhance PE, Music and Art programming, including supplies & instruments used by all students.
  • Administrative fees and expenses are kept around 8%, which means $.92 of every dollar positively impacts our initiatives for Murdock’s students and staff!

2018-2019 Fundraising Goals

  • Patron Program (Fall) $65,000
  • Mustang Raffle (Spring) $45,000
  • Art Shows (by grade level) $5,500
  • Birthday Marquee (year round) $2,000  *sign up ends August 31

2017-2018 Fundraising Highlights

The fundraising efforts in the school year 2017-2018 exceeded the goal of $112,000 by raising nearly $138,000 (gross fundraising amount).

  • Nearly $68,000 in family and staff donations through the fall Patron Program, with 62% student participation. With donor employee matching, $80,000 was raised in all. Note: total is gross fundraising amount.
  • Ticket sales through the spring Mustang Raffle raised nearly $50,000, with 59% student participation. Note: total is gross fundraising amount.
  • Grade level art show sales and marquee birthday messages brought in nearly $8,000. Note: total is net fundraising amount.

Allocation of Funds

The following items were funded by the Foundation and impacted every student.

  • Science Lab – competitive teacher salary, 100% of lab supplies and equipment.
  • The Leader in Me (LIM) – phase 3 of the Franklin Covey contract, staff training, 100% of LIM supplies, and more.
  • Technology – teacher selected software and apps for every grade level.
  • Staff Collaboration Time – three days for every teacher at every grade level.
  • Lassiter Performances and Art Shows – costs associated with utilizing the Lassiter Concert Hall.
  • Campus Improvements, Musical Instruments and MUCH more!

For additional information, contact the MESF Treasurer.