Student Support Fund Contribution


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Tax-deductible donations to the Janney PTA help fund a variety of services and activities for all Janney students.

All SSF donations are tax deductible. The Janney PTA Federal Tax ID Number is 52-1661964.

Why donate to the Student Support Fund?

Did you know that the Janney PTA spends approximately $785 per student? That works out to $1,570 for a family with two children at Janney, $2,355 for a family with three children, and $3,140 for a family with four children at Janney.

Why does the PTA raise so much money? What does it pay for?

Even though Janney is one of the largest elementary schools in DC, its DCPS funding is one of the lowest “per-head” of any elementary school in the city. Janney uses as much of its DCPS funding to pay for its teachers as possible, and relies on PTA funds to pay for pretty much everything else.

PTA dollars pay for:

  • Salaries for ten teacher and support staff positions
  • Technology materials and support
  • Textbooks
  • Instructional materials
  • Basic classroom supplies
  • Teacher professional development
  • Custodial equipment and supplies
  • Substitute teachers
  • Facilities repairs
  • and MUCH, MUCH more (please refer to the Janney website, PTA Budget, for additional details)

Every donation counts no matter how big or small. Please consider donating to Janney today to continue to support all of the above efforts (and more!) for all students.

Spreading your Student Support Fund contribution across multiple payments is also an option. In order to save the school money, we use a single payment platform. Unfortunately the payment platform does not support automated recurring payments at this time. If you would like to make multiple payments over the year (for example, monthly or quarterly), please include a note in your donation so the PTA Treasurers can mark it accordingly and provide manual reminders to you by email. The multiple payments are not automated on the payment platform and are not officially “recurring.” Instead, you have to log into the system again to pay your additional payments.

To pay by check, please note the following information on memo section of the check (“SSF”, child’s name, teacher’s name, grade), and then drop it off at PTA box in the front office.

Don’t forget to check with your employer to see if they offer a matching grant program to double or even triple the amount of your contribution!

If you have any problems with the payment, please contact the Janney PTA Treasurer. And PLEASE enter your child’s name AND grade.

Thank you for supporting Janney!