2014-2015 was a great school year.  As the school has grown, so to has the PTO.  With the help of so many amazing parent volunteers and dedicated board members, the PTO raised over $50,000 this year and has been able to fund many great events and programs; enhancing our children’s educational experiences and fostering a strong TAOTS community.  Below is summary of major PTO and parent accomplishments this school year (2014-2015).

Sponsorships and Funding

  • Two scientists from Mad Science organization to present at the school science fair
  • Special arts workshop from Material for the Arts for each class
  • Field trips for every grade
  • $125 in additional Teacher’s Choice funding for all classroom speciality teachers (classroom supplies and materials)
  • Fall and Spring teacher appreciation luncheons
  • Professional pianist for Winter and Spring Music festivals
  • Contributed with BSI towards new audio and speaker system for the auditorium
  • Classroom book donations
  • Contributed towards Kindergarten graduation
  • 5th grade graduation

Community Building Activities

  • Incoming K Meetup at the Botanical Gardens
  • Ragamuffin parade
  • Halloween party
  • Celebration at Adventurer’s theme park
  • End of year celebration at Brooklyn Cyclones
  • Parent appreciation luncheon

Fundraising Events/Activities

  • Election Day bake sale
  • Thanksgiving pie sale
  • Mother’s Day plant Sale
  • Annual Gala/Auction
  • Used book collection and sale
  • Picture day
  • Miss Chocolate fundraiser
  • Amazon SchoolRewards
  • Box Tops collection and redemption
  • Purchased TAOTS banner for parades