Show your Love for SEM this month by supporting our annual North Texas Giving Day which runs from September 1 through September 23, 2021!
Your donation will be used for our teachers and/or student supplies, materials, and activities. Any/all amounts help!
Why does our SEM Community need your financial support?
Our students are attending one of the most honored and highest ranked schools in DISD and the Nation. We are a Title I school and we represent a diverse group of urban families who are committed to excellence and rigorous standards for our children. SEM is an extraordinary, innovative school that promotes the belief that STEM centered learning can transform traditional boundaries and open opportunities.
SEM PTSA Fundraising Philosophy
It is the mission of the SEM PTSA to enrich and enhance SEM resources that support our one of a kind Math and Engineering program. Our fundraising philosophy directly supports our teachers and students.
SEM PTSA Fundraising Objectives
Each year, the PTSA board meets with faculty and staff to determine the most pressing needs which are not covered by DISD funding. Once prioritized, these are included in the fundraising goal for that year. One year, we spent $6,786 for calculators and mathematic competitions.
2021-2022 SEM PTSA Fundraising Goal: $15,000
What does your contribution go towards this year? Our Annual PTSA Operating Budget funds our Community
Here are just a few of the programs that your SEM PTSA accomplishes with your donations and volunteer time!
New Student Orientation PTSA Newsletter and website
Back to School Teacher lunch Snacks and delivery for testing
PTSA Morning coffees PTSA Officer Training
Teacher Appreciation week Awards night program expenses
Senior Activity Expenses National Honor Society Reception
Parent Teacher Conference. Field Day/Signing Day expenses
When considering your annual donations, please consider all the benefits of attending SEM such as our wonderful staff and faculty, free AP tests, waivers for college testing and applications, and bragging rights of being part of the SEM family – priceless!
Support your School Through Matching Programs
Does your employer offer matching grants? You never know until you ask! Some of the larger companies in DFW also offer matching-on-matching with other company matches!
You can also help with the Gift of Your Time!
SEM is unique in that we need an army of volunteers, equally as important as monetary donations. We are an inclusive school, and volunteering is so highly valued because it is something all families can contribute.
Thank you again for your annual donation and your gift of time. Your generous support and volunteering time provide for the most pressing needs of our school and programs.