2012-2013 PTO Accomplishments

2012-2013 was a great year and we accomplished so much with the help of our great parents and school administration.

  • Held 10 PTO meetings with topics ranging from the core curriculum standards to middle school options
  • Continued to update and enhance our parent website www.taotspto.org
  • Distributed the SLT agenda and minutes throughout the school year

Community Building

  • Worked with the Federation of Italian Americans to implement the TAOTS after school program for grades 2-5, three days a week
  • Collaborated with the Parks Department, Councilman Greenfield’s Office and Assemblyman Colton to beautify the TAOTS Community Garden in Seth Low Park.
  • Organized a bake sale to help victims of Hurricane Sandy
  • Arranged Meet Ups at the Prospect Park Zoo, Seth Lowe Park and Manhattan Beach
  • Hosted an Easter egg hunt including kite flying and bubbles
  • Organized Magician show as a Valentine’s Day gift for all students
  • Created a quilt from recycled materials on Family Quilt Night
  • Volunteered as librarians to enable our students to visit our school library
  • Supported BEAR night and individual classroom libraries by purchasing $3,000 worth of books
  • Celebrated the end of the school year at Adventurers Amusement Park
  • Thanked our teachers and staff by funding the Teacher/Staff Appreciation luncheon

Grants Committee

  • Invited parents to learn about grant writing at a workshop
  • Applied for multiple grants, including: technology (laptops and smart boards), art, the construction of a multipurpose room and park beautification
  • Awarded the Rose Award from the Department of Sanitation for TAOTS’ vision for the TAOTS Community Garden at Seth Lowe

Fundraising

  • First Annual PTO Gala ($20,000)
  • Amazon School Rewards ($1,200)
  • Corporate matches
  • Box Tops ($500)
  • Chocolate Sale ($2000)
  • Parties ($1700)
  • Picture Day ($1300)
  • Mother’s Day Plant Sale ($1,400)
  • Second annual used book fair ($800)
  • Donors Choose and Adopt a Classroom ($4,000)