While fundraising is not our only goal it is an important aspect of of the PTO. The parents at our school know that every contribution not only benefits their individual child, but all the students. This effort, and each experience that it brings forth, makes a wonderful and unique contribution to our community and improves the overall learning experience for our students. And, it is through that very community that our PTO exists. As always, we thank our parents for their continued support and generosity. We couldn’t do it without you!
Most importantly, 100% of the funds raised by the PTO are applied to benefit PS/IS187, our students, and our community! We do this in three ways: supporting annual programs/event, supporting individual initiatives brought forth by parents or teachers, and the Education Enhancement Grants (EEGs) designed to provide teachers with additional educational tools and resources.
Each year a budget is created and voted on by our members. From this we decide where the funds will go. Each year the PTO strives to raise at least enough funds to meet some of the items on the wish list of the school administration. While fundraising is not our primary goal, it is an important aspect of the PTO. Money raised by the PTO sponsored events helps purchase supplemental materials for ECM students and staff. One hundred percent of the money raised through PTO goes directly back to benefit the ECM students. PTO’s role has become even more critical as we raise funds to supplement the cost of the schools’ needs. One of our main focuses has been supplementing the budget cuts incurred due to increased funds beings directed other places, The PTO gladly works to provide some of the extras that our students and teachers receive.
In the past, some of these extras have included:
* Additional resources for the media center
* Playground equipment
* Social events
* Family Nights
* Scholarships for high school graduates
* Classroom parties
* Teacher appreciation week
* Open house night
* Recess equipment
* Buses for field trips
* Book fairs which provided more books for the library
GREAT NEWS! YOU CAN NOW CONTRIBUTE ELECTRONICALLY
You now have the option of contributing to the PS/IS PTO via the Zelle platform! Simply send the payment to firstname.lastname@example.org. To contribute to the PTO 2018-2019 Dues Drive, download a copy of the our dues form.