Special Extended General PTO Meeting 2/12/18 at 6 pm – Please read

Special Extended Findley General PTO Meeting
Monday, February 12, 2018. 6:00-8:30pm
Refreshments provided – No children

  • Do you know how to respond to a school emergency?
  • How are your student’s state test scores used?
  • What do Dragon Dash donations support?

Learn this important information on Monday, February 12th at a special extended Findley General PTO meeting.

Refreshments will be provided. Due to the sensitive nature of the Emergency Operations content, please make other childcare arrangements. Children cannot attend the meeting.

  • Emergency Operations – 6:00-7:30
    • BSD Emergency Coordinator, Ashley McConnell Vander Jagt, MPH
    • with Mrs. Skidmore and Mrs. Whitten
    • Learn why BSD conducts emergency drills and understand staff procedures. Answer the questions:
      • What does your child experience during drills?
      • What is your role as a parent volunteer if you are in the school during a drill or emergency?
      • What can you do at home to prepare for an emergency?
  • Smarter Balanced 101 – 7:30-8:00
    • Mrs. Skidmore and Mrs. Whitten
    • Find out about Smarter Balanced state testing design and how Findley uses the results.
  • Parent Teacher Organization Update – 8:00-8:20
    • PTO Board
    • Learn how your Dragon Dash donations are being used and hear about upcoming events.

Sincerely,

Findley PTO

By |January 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Fundraiser monies hard at work – take a look!

Dear Findley Families,

The PTO is constantly fundraising (Dragon Dash, BOX TOP$, Restaurant Nights, etc.) to make sure Findley students get the most enriching school experience possible! With out fundraising monies and our fabulous volunteers, a lot of programs would not exist.

Have you ever wondered – where does all that money go?

Below is a list of school programs/expenses that are paid for by PTO fundraising:

1.) ACADEMIC PROGRAMS:

  • Art Literacy
  • Author Visits
  • Math Olympiad
  • Passport Club
  • PYP Materials/Supplies
  • Science Materials
  • Science Fair

2.) TEACHER/CLASSROOM SUPPORT:

  • Classroom Subscriptions (Scholastic Magazines, National Geographic)
  • Classroom Support (each teacher can expense classroom supplies, includes ESL)
  • Grade Level Support (supplies shared by all classes – bins, pencil sharpeners, misc. supplies in pod)
  • Music
  • PE & Recess equipment
  • Staff Appreciation
  • Teacher Development
  • Technology

3.) SCHOOL SUPPORT:

  • Classroom book sets
  • Custodial Support
  • Emergency Kits
  • Field Day
  • Field Day Transportation
  • Library Support
  • Workroom Support

4.) COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT:

  • Findley Fall Festival
  • Bingo Night
  • Charitable Giving
  • Cultural Awareness/Assembly
  • Findley Flyers
  • Findley Dragons in Action (funds the purchase of goats for Reading for the Goats)
  • Landscaping
  • Movie Nights

5.) BIG PROJECTS:

  • PTO funds are often identified for large multi-year projects to improve the student experience at Findley. […]
By |January 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Read for Goats!

Nice job Findley students! We’ve totaled more than 5000 hours of reading!

For every 1500 hours, Findley PTO will purchase a pair of goats through Mercy Corps to assist a family living in a rural area. Your reading can help change lives!

Turn in your hours by this Friday 1/19!

Thanks!

By |January 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|