2015-2016 was a great school year. With the help of so many amazing parent volunteers, the PTO 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 for the 2015-2016 school year.

Sponsorship and Funding

  • Two scientists from Mad Science organization to present at the school science fair.
  • Open Source Gallery hosted a booth at our school science fair, bringing recycled items to life with littleBits and circuits.
  • Material for the Arts presented in-class enrichment workshops during President’s Week for grade K-2 classrooms.
  • New York Historical Society presented in-class enrichment workshops during President’s Week for grade 3-5 classrooms.
  • Sponsored field trips for every grade.
  • $125 in additional Teacher’s Choice funding for all classroom specialty teachers (classroom supplies and materials)
  • Teacher appreciation luncheon
  • Special holiday musical performance from Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music.
  • Classroom book donations
  • Kindergarten graduation
  • 5th grade graduation

Community Building Activities

  • Incoming K Meetup at Seth Low Park
  • Ragamuffin parade
  • Halloween party
  • End of Year celebration at Adventurer’s theme park
  • Brooklyn Cyclones night
  • Parent appreciation luncheon

Fundraising Events/Activities

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