July 18, 2018
Dear Austin Elementary Families,
WELCOMEto the Austin 2018-19School Year! As the school’s Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), we are excited about this school year and want to make sure you have the information you need to get connected and stay updated on happenings at Austin!
You may know that the PTO works with the teachers, students, parents, administration and community to enrich the educational experience at Austin Elementary through fundraising to support programs and educational tools but we do so much more! We work hard to be a conduit for communication from the school to parents and to support the students and staff via programs and events.
What does the PTO mean to youas a parent?
-You are a member of the PTO simply because you have a child at Austin.
-Join us! We need parents of all education levels, culture, backgrounds, and work schedules to help us make Austin an amazing place for all our kids!
-PTO makes a huge difference at Austin Elementary. In the past year we have provided scholarships and grants to Austin teachers for professional development, PE, Art, Music and Library support in addition to supporting all schoolwide events through volunteer participation.
-Being an active part of the PTO allows youthe opportunity to help shape how we use our fundraising dollars to support the school and to develop programs to enrich the experience of all of our students at Austin. It’s also a wonderful way to meet other parents, have fun, and get involvedin continuing to make Austin Elementary the BEST place for all our students!
- Set up or update your web account at austinpto.com
- Add a t-shirt size for your child (plan for growth since the size will apply all year)
- ORDERyour Mustang Express Pass (and get a free shirt if you order by Sept. 14th)!
- Add any additional students at Austin to your account
- IMPORTANT: Update teacher assignments to your student’s account once they are received. This is a critical step and your account is not considered complete until teacher is updated.
- Follow Austin PTO on social media for important updates and information
We look forward to seeing everyone at Meet the Teacher, August 13th! This time together is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about the PTO, purchase spirit wear, and more. Whether you are new to Austin or have been here awhile be sure to note the first PTO meeting of the school year on September 17th at 6:30 PMin the school library. If you have questions or would like more information about the PTO, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to working with you this year!
Heather Snyder, 2018-19 PTO President
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