Our impact on the Pinewood community
The PTO has an annual budget of roughly $25,000 cash, most of which is raised in the fall with our yearly Fun Run and spent down by the spring on teacher and administrative requests, like the examples listed below. In addition, by hosting Scholastic Book Fairs we receive roughly $5,000, which is a major funding source for the media center.
Here are some examples of requested expenditures over the last few years:
Field trip transportation
USB docking stations for 4th grade, 5th grade & Kindergarten
System of literacy-building books for Kindergarten classrooms
Seat Sacks for 1st and & 3rd grade table seating classrooms
Sleds for outdoor winter gym classes
Media center books and supplies
Canopy Tent for outdoor P.E. activities
I love to Read program games and prizes
Ipad Station for charging and security in technology classroom
Sphero Bolt Kit for technology class projects
Postage stamps for teachers to send messages and supplies to students during spring 2020 quarantine
Thank you snacks for teachers and banner for end of year drive-through parade
Spanish language books for EL classroom
Battery chargers and equipment for Lego League
24 Ipads for 2nd grade classrooms
Upgraded soundboards for music and phy ed activities and family programs
Forehead thermometer for nurse's station
GaGa Ball pit for playground
We're all about community.
In addition to fundraising for teacher and administration requests, the PTO hosts community building events like Movie Nights for students, teacher appreciation meals, and the Spring Carnival.