What does the PTO do?
Your Donations Allows Us To:
We sponsor all field trips for every grade. These field trips end up costing parents only a few dollars vs. hundreds based on our fundraising. We spend over $11,000 just on buses. We also subsidize tickets.
There are charges for family, but they are much less due to our fundraising. This means every child can attend. If a family has an extenuating financial circumstance, Mrs. Citron is also able to help through her emergency fund.
We fund the science projects for Kindergarten - embryo project
Every teacher is given money to help with their classroom costs – which is in addition to what they usually pay themselves
We provide snacks for classrooms in case students forget their snack
We support the library with new book programs, Reading Olympics and volunteers
We fund the art, music and sports clubs and field day programs
We pay for the school movie license
We pay for the landscaping for the school grounds
We fund and volunteer for the teacher appreciation dinners
Our Volunteers Allow Us To:
Help with many areas to help make the teachers and parent’s lives easier
We create the school directory
We arrange the volunteers in the library
We coordinate the homeroom parent volunteer program which does the parties, thanksgiving lunch, and classroom baskets for the spring fair
We coordinate lunch volunteers
We run the lost and found
We sponsor the 5th grade yearbooks and send off party
We run the box tops project
We coordinate the holiday shopping event where students can purchase very, very inexpensive gifts for their family and have them wrapped
We coordinate the sale of spirit wear
We volunteer for field day
We support and help coordinate the 5th grade projects such as the school store where they 5th graders run their own store where your children can purchase school supplies
We try to fund-raise by planning and running three major events - so watch out for:
1. The Welcome Back BBQ (free food and silent auction)
2. Fall Fun-Run Fundraiser
3. Spring Fair Fundraiser
The other fundraising we try to do through programs where parents are spending money anyway such as
AMAZONSMILE (please add General Wayne to your Amazon Smile account)
CORPORATE MATCHING-There are many corporations in the area that offer corporate matching, so please check into it with your company and see if it is available.