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.
2022/2023 PTO Event Dates
August 23 - September 11 - Spirit Wear Sale
September 6th - PTO Board Meeting
TBD - Family Skating Night 6:30 to 8:30pm - Terry Hall
November TBD - Poppin Popcorn Fundraiser
October 4th - PTO Board Meeting
November 1st - PTO Board Meeting
December 6th - PTO Board Meeting
January 3rd - PTO Board Meeting
February 7th - PTO Board Meeting
February TBD - Sweetheart Dance
March 7th - PTO Board Meeting
March TBD - reAd Challenge and Fundraiser
March TBD - Shamrock Shindig
April 4th - PTO Board Meeting
May 2nd - PTO Board Meeting
June 6th - PTO Board Meeting