Welcome to the 2012-2013 school year!! With the school year beginning we wanted to remind you of an excellent opportunity to get involved first hand with the school. The goal of the Parent Teacher Organization is very simple. The PTO is a partnership of parents, teachers, and administrators whose purpose is to enhance and enrich the education of our students. The PTO welcomes everyone with an interest in the education of our children. Our role is to be the bridge between the parents and your children’s classroom. We provide the teachers the support they need to ensure that school programs, classrooms, and students provide maximum benefit at our community’s school.
Last year the PTO provided funding for the following: 3rd Grade Annual Snow Day funding, ladybugs / caterpillars kits for classrooms, specialty calculators, providing Studies Weekly, a Social Studies supplement for 4th Grade, glockenspiels for our Music Department, sponsoring our 8th graders with their Close Up Trip to Washington DC and their Promotion Ceremony/Activities and our biggest expense – a new outdoor drinking fountain outside the elementary building. The PTO purchased the Brain Pop program that many teachers use to supplement classroom learning. We also fund Teacher Appreciation Week and give the Teachers a designated amount at the beginning of the year for classroom supplies.
Over 500 independent studies on parent involvement show that when parents get involved in their children’s education, grades go up, test scores improve, children are more likely to attend better schools after high school, they have fewer discipline problems and they’re less likely to use drugs and alcohol. Get involved TODAY! How you can get involved:
* Find the committee that interests you the most.
* Don’t limit yourself to just one!
* Attend First General Meeting
Participate in “Free Money” Programs
* Box Tops, Coke Rewards
* Albertson’s, Fry’s and Safeway
* San Tan Mall School Cents
* Restaurant Nights
* Help the school get off to a great start with our August Fundraiser-Entertainment Books!
* Make a donation. Many companies will even match your gift
Thanks in advance for your support this school year!
Power Ranch PTO