Welcome to the 2019-20school year! On behalf of the Lakewood Elementary School PTO, we welcome back our returning families and extend a warm welcome to all the new families joining us this year.
We appreciate and need the involvement of EVERY Lakewood Parent, and are so very excited for this year, working alongside each of you. As many of you know, public school budgets are limited. Without our individual financial and emotional support,many enrichment activities would no longer be possible.Last year the PTO budget allowed for our Lizards to participate in many fun and enriching opportunities.Some examples include: assemblies, field trips, International Night, Robotics, special breakfasts, Field Day, and many more! In addition, through the PTO’s Great Ideas campaign, we were able to provide capital and academic improvements to the school including painting the MPR, a new rock wall in the gym, and an updated book room that is one of the first of its kind in the district. The PTO also providesfinancial support for teachersto purchase supplies, run events like Kindergarten Roundup, and has paid for teacher professional development.
The PTO raises these funds in four primary ways:
- Direct donations
- The Lakewood Auction
- Fun Run
- Smaller fundraisers that add up – Dominos, Kroger, Restaurant Fundraisers, etc.
Most parents are surprised to learn that the PTO spends approximately $200per student each year! Of that, $135goes directly to student enrichment,events, and academic support, among other things. $65 fully funds all field trips so that no children are asked to pay to participate. Please know that ANY amount assists us in creating a better experience for the students of Lakewood – your children!
Donations can be made by returning the attached envelope to the school,online through our website, www.ptolakewood.com, or directly at https://a2lakewood-pto.cheddarup.com! If you donate by envelope to the school and would like a receipt, please make sure to include your name and address.
Also, we always need help from parents to make activities possible. Please consider signing up to help with at least one event. You can sign up at the PTO bulletin board outside of the officeor through our volunteer coordinators, Sarah Nelson(email@example.com)and Theresa Kiefer-Taylor (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We look forward to working with you this year and would love to see you at a PTO meeting. All meetings are the second Monday of the month in the library at 6:30. Children are welcome. Please contact us if you have questions or would like to get involvedat email@example.com
The Lakewood Elementary PTO Board