Each Portland Public School receives an operating budget for the year. This budget covers such necessities as books, copying and general supplies but does not include the funds necessary for the variety of classroom experiences we’d like to provide for our students.
These extra experiences include field trips, special classroom activities, artist residencies, assemblies and other things that really enrich our students’ health and learning and continue to build relationships in our community. We pay for these additional activities entirely through the fundraising that we do and donations that we raise.
For those wishing to make a tax-deductible direct donation to Grout Elementary, 100% of your donation will go towards these activities. Please contact our school office for more information on direct donations.