Why support Conant PTO?
Quite simply it's the PTOs job to fundraise, in order to run all our wonderful events we need to raise money. Although this is our last year, we still have to fundraise to give the district $25,000 for our classroom assistants. From next year we may continue to do this but to a lesser extent.
Our target is $44,000 however so far we are $11,054.98 short. If we do not make our target this year this will impact our events for next year. Unfortunately we will have to make some hard decisions on what we can afford to run.
Last year 40% of our families contributed to our Annual Appeal, so far this year the figure is 31%. Again, if you want your families to keep enjoying our events we need your donations
to support our PTO.
Thanks to your donations last year we were able to purchase for Conant 10 ipads, a shed for recess equipment for K-3rd grades, a new screen for all school assemblies & movie nights & new lights for the stage. We would like to keep contributing to Conant but this will not happen if we are under budget this year.
So a very sincere thank you to all those families who have contributed & hopefully if you have not contributed you can see why your donations are important to us.
There is no joining fee or contract to sign, if you are a parent your in!
Conant PTO has reached a bit of a crossroads, a lot of our team leaders are moving to Jr High within the next two years and we desperately need new parents to step up and take over. Either by becoming a team leader, you can shadow the current team leaders or simply by volunteering to help at our events.
Ask any of our PTO team leaders why we volunteer and we all say the same:
We do it to give back to our school.
It's a great way to meet new friends.
Our kids love that we are so involved.
We also think it's important for you to know, we are the only school in the District that our teachers & staff are so involved. They contribute to our Annual Appeal, attend our PTO meetings, run the games & the cakes for the Ice Cream Social, lead the Halloween Parade at PumpkinFest & so much more. They are team leaders for our summer reading program, enrichment assemblies & the Polar Pride Gear because we couldn't get any parents to do this. This does not happen in any other Acton schools, Conant is a special place and that's why it's important for us to give back.
Volunteers come in many shapes and we want you to know there is a place for everyone and a job for everyone. Whether you volunteer your time at school events, your time emailing as a room parent or you simply donate to the Annual Appeal, we need you all.
Again, without our volunteers we cannot continue to have our events, we unfortunately already had to cancel this years variety show, as we had no team leader. We do not want to be in this position again.
So what do we need and where can you help, these are are current open positions
PRESIDENT - 2018-2019
VICE PRESIDENT - 2018-2019
VARIETY SHOW TEAM LEADER - 2018-2019
VARIETY SHOW AUDIO VISUAL MANAGER - 2018-2019
PHOTOCOPYING TEAM - THIS YEAR
MOVIE NIGHT TEAM LEADER - 2018-2019 TO WORK WITH THE CURRENT TEAM LEADERS
PICTURE DAY - 2018-2019 TO WORK WITH CURRENT TEAM LEADER
ICE CREAM SOCIAL - 2018-2019 TEAM LEADER
FACEBOOK PAGE - THIS YEAR OR 2018-2019
The PTO operates an executive board which includes the following positions President, Vice President, secretary & treasurer along with a few other parents. So if you are interested in any of the above positions you will not be alone! You will have a mentor to guide you along and plenty of support!