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Eagle Fund Overview

NAAB EAGLE FUND

What is NAAB?

NAAB stands for the Neil Armstrong Academic Boosters.  We are a non-profit volunteer organization of parents and school staff that provides oversight of the school's Eagle Fund.

 

Why is the Eagle Fund necessary?

The Eagle Fund supports Neil Armstrong by paying for critical staff salaries and enrichment programs that directly impact your child(ren) every day. We pay for:

Staff salaries for specialized activities:

  • Art specialist
  • Computer lab
  • Librarian
  • Music
  • Rainbow room
  • Reading specialist

Teacher grants for:

  • Expanded library of eBooks and apps
  • Library books
  • Non-fiction books for new Common Core lessons
  • Peripheral devices for the computer lab and classroom computers
  • Software for interactive white boards
  • Tools to support the environmental science garden

Para-professional staff salaries:

  • Trained employees to enable smaller group learning in the classroom.

New playground & school equipment:

  • New gaga pit: A fun high-energy playground activity.
  • New basketball hoops
  • Upgraded Kindergarden playground equipment.
  • New electronic marquee

Technology for 21st century learning:

  • iPads for each 5th grader to have their own iPad for use in class. 

  • Classroom sets of iPads and iPod touches that rotate among the classes for project use. 
  • Computer lab upgrade. 

Grade level grants:

  • Interactive history lessons (Walk-through California, Walk-through Revolution) 
  • Recorders for 3rd graders
  • Redcat Sound System to improve the learning environment by balancing & enhancing the teacher voice throughout classroom.

 

 

Who decides where the money is spent?

You do!  The board, staff and principal then put together a budget and parents have the final vote. Come to our next Parent meeting to help make a difference. View our Events Schedule for a list of upcoming meetings.

 

Where does the money come from?

About 47% of our funding comes from your generous donations at the beginning of the year.  We also have an annual live dinner auction and online auction as well as various other fundraising programs throughout the year that make up the balance of our funds. 

 

Where can I learn more about the Eagle Fund?

Attend one of our parent meetings,or contact a board member using the contact list on this site. Also, check out the NAAB bulletin board next to the office.