Last year we were able to fund programs and classroom needs such as Junior Achievement, Art Masterpiece, Digital Citizenship, dissection kits, flexible classroom seating, Raz Kids, Time Magazine for Kids, Brain POP, Discovery Kids, Book Fair, Noetic Math, Geography Bee, art studio supplies, SPARK rewards, playground toys, water bottle refilling station maintenance, staff and teacher appreciation celebrations, Start Up funds for teachers, and teacher Mini Grant requests. We plan to continue this as well as add the following support:
  • Parents will not have to pay for Class Funds this year! When we return to in-person learning, the PTO will cover Class Funds (typically used for specific classroom celebrations and projects)
  • We have increased Mini Grant funds for teachers from $10,000 to $15,000!
  • We are anticipating needs for a safe return to in-person learning (preparation for additional Nurse supplies, sanitizing stations, PPE, or other precautionary measures)


What Your PTO Provides

You may think Fireside PTO just puts on all the amazing events and activities that happen around school all year, but did you know we put your donated money to work IN the classroom as well?

 

Since the opening of Fireside in 2012, your Fireside PTO has developed, grown, and helped our school from the ground up. We have established PTO committees to better serve all the needs of a PTO (and hopefully to better serve you). Year after year, we continue to have strong Mustang Money results with so many generous donations. No donation is ever too small. We can provide your child(ren)’s teacher with a much needed Welcome Kit to purchase any items they are still needing for their classroom. And because of you, we can provide each grade level with Enrichment dollars used grade-wide on any enrichment program your teachers see a need for.

 

Fireside PTO bridges the gap between district funds and school site level needs for our Principal, Library, Nurse, STEM, Art, Music and P.E., just to name a few. Our Junior Achievement and Art Masterpiece programs have flourished because, not only of your donations, but because of all the fabulous volunteers that donate their time to the classroom every month! Not only have we had the ability to enhance the programs inside the classroom, but also to make much needed additions to our school campus inside and out.