Welcome to the Hannah Crawford Elementary PTO website!
We are your new PTO officers for the 2013-14 school year. We are looking forward to the first few months of the new school year.
We bring in with us some new ideas which we will be excited to share with you at our meetings. Our open, public meetings are scheduled for: Tuesday, August 20, 2013, Monday, November 4, 2013, and Monday, April 21, 2014, starting time-7:00 p.m. At these meetings we discuss old and new business as well as informing the public of where our funds are used. Again this school year, there will be performances by certain classes.
The goal of PTO is for the welfare of students; to encourage involvement of staff and families; to establish more thorough understanding between parents, teachers, students, friends, and community of Col. Crawford schools; to promote educational programs and projects. We are a support group for teachers who represent the parents. We report to the school board. We want each child to have the highest advantages in physical, mental, and social education.
We have many areas to which we need volunteers. They are included as follows: Class parties and programs, Market Day, SPIRIT Store, Santa Shop, Movie Nights, Teacher Appreciation Week, Art Night, and our newest endeavor, Manner’s Lunch.
We are a fundraising organization with all proceeds going towards the elementary school. Some ways money is brought are by purchases made through: Spirit Store a store of Colonel Crawford Eagle clothing and other items, Market Day, a delicious, easy frozen foods company also, by Box Tops for Education, Labels for Education, and our biggest fundraiser…the Great Western sales event which occurs in September.
Our funds raised have contributed to various assemblies, school folders for each child, kindergarten gifts, various licenses, items for Movie Night, musicals and concerts, Teacher Christmas and Appreciation gifts, Spring Tea, Administrative and Secretaries gifts, 4th grade Dare graduation meal, 5th grade graduation cake, and the Last Day of School lunch.
In 2012-13 we purchased a Traverse Wall for climbing for our Physical Education Department and a Mini-monkey bar for the playground, and three computers for classrooms as well as assisting teachers and staff with money for classroom supplies and bussing for field trips.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
AUGUST 2013 IS A BIG MONTH FOR ALL OF OUR "LITTLE EAGLES"!
WE ARE CHANGING OUR OPEN HOUSE TO A MEET & GREET PRIOR TO THE START OF SCHOOL!
August 20. 2013- Kindergarten Potluck to begin at 5:30 p.m. We will eat first then students will visit classrooms and take a bus ride.
ALSO.. on August 20th, 2013 we will be having our Whole School Meet & Greet and Initial P.T.O. meeting for the beginning of the year.
The Meet & Greet is from 6:00-7:00 p.m. for students in Grades 1 through 5 to visit their classrooms and for parents to meet the their child's teacher.
The First P.T.O. meeting for this 2013-14 school year will then follow at 7:00 p.m. in the cafetorium. We will have Fall fundraiser dates, sign-ups for school parties, Manner's Luncheon etc. The Spirit Store will be open and Market Day Information & hopefully samples will be available. Our goal is to end the evening by 7:30 p.m.
As stated by actress Helen Hayes: “Childhood is a short season.” Let’s seize every opportunity to be a part of our Little Eagles lives! We hope you will join us in our mission.Zabrina Spillman, President
Michelle Shipman, Vice President
Amy Pierce, Treasurer
Sarah McGrady, Secretary