What is PTO?
The FitzGerald Elementary Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is a 501c3 non-profit organization made up of parents who volunteer their time, services, or provide monetary donations to enhance the learning environment for students and teachers. All monetary donations are tax deductible with the majority of funding spent in the same school year. PTO works with administrators to support learning tools that make school fun and exciting!
Why do we need PTO?
The FitzGerald PTO raises money to purchase in school programs, additional school resources, supplement field trip activities and provide family fun events throughout the year. We provide extra opportunities our students and teachers need to continue enjoying the outstanding learning environment we may take for granted here at FitzGerald School.
The FitzGerald PTO has 3 primary goals:
1. Provide a voice for all families at the school.
2. Fundraise to support teachers to provide enriching programs for students.
3. Provide events for the whole school community to come together.
What are PTO’s Expenses?
ACADEMIC PROGRAMS – PTO supports academic programs at all grade levels. These programs are designed to entertain, educate, and enrich student life at FitzGerald School.
SPECIAL FUNDS - PTO provides the Principal with a $2,500.00 discretionary fund to help support supply needs of the staff, and school.
COMMUNITY BUILDING EVENTS – PTO provides the funding for events that build our FitzGerald community. These events include the First Day of School Welcome Breakfast, the annual Talent Show, the Science Fair, and Field Day.
How can I support PTO?
The first step is to JOIN PTO.
Next, VOLUNTEER. PTO is always looking for volunteers! Parents can offer their time or services to support our Organization.
Last, SUPPORT PTO fundraisers like Fall Fundraiser, Fitzy-Wear, Vendor Boutique, Restaurant Nights, Musical, Teacher Raffle, Talent Show, and the Spring Fundraiser.