What is the Allendale Elementary PTO?
We are a parent volunteer run community organization that raises much needed funds for all three of the Allendale Public School Elementary buildings. We plan events and volunteer our time for our 1,300+ students from preschool through 5th grade.
How do we raise money?
We raise money through fundraisers like Poppin’ Popcorn and the March reAd Challenge & Fundraiser. We throw fun, kid-centric, special events for the entire Allendale Community that charge a small fee. We receive additional funds from Amazon Smile, Family Fare Direct Your Dollars, Box Tops and donations from generous community members.
Where does the money go?
Every school year we commit to sponsoring all elementary classroom teachers with $100 (averaging $8,000 per year). We provide Field Trip Scholarships for any student in need, playground equipment, special events, and snacks for students who forget or are in need. We work with the Allendale Encouragement Team (AET) providing them with the funds for student and staff encouragement, Teacher Appreciation Week, school parties, and student t-shirts. The list continues with additional items that are needed but not in our planned budget.
2020/2021 PTO Event Dates
September 20th - PTO Board Meeting 7 pm @ AECC*
October 13th - Family Skating Night 6:30 to 8:30pm - Terry Hall
November 15th-28th - Poppin Popcorn Fundraiser
November 15th - PTO Board Meeting 7 pm @ AECC*
January 17th - PTO Board Meeting 7 pm @ AECC*
February 5th - Sweetheart Dance 6 to 8 pm - Middle School Gymnasium
February 7th - Family Skating Night 6:30 to 8:30 pm - Terry Hall
February 10th - Family Skating Night 6:30 to 8:30 pm - Terry Hall
March 7th-20th - reAd Challenge and Fundraiser
March 12th - Shamrock Glow Dance 6 to 8 pm - Middle School Gymnasium
March 21st - PTO Board Meeting 7 pm @ AECC*
April 5th - Family Skating Night 6:30 to 8:30pm - Terry Hall
May 16th- PTO Board Meeting 7 pm @ AECC*
*Allendale Early Childhood Center