Dear Winstead Elementary Families,
On behalf of the Winstead Elementary PTO, welcome back for the 2017-2018 school year! Your PTO has been busy through the summer planning another year of fun events and activities that carry out our mission to enrich the lives of our children and support the Principal and faculty.
The PTO is a volunteer-run organization. We could not do what we do without so many great volunteers like yourself. If you are the person that chooses to cut Box Tops at home, plan a class party, work in the copy room, or serve as committee chair for one of our events, we truly appreciate your time and effort. We are always looking for new volunteers, and we would love to help you find a place that works with your talent and schedule. Not only do you get to help your child’s school, but you get to know some amazing new friends and have lots of fun.
Fundraising is a major part of what PTO does. We are proud to support students, faculty, staff, and administration by providing resources that are outside the scope of the school’s budget. Because of the generosity of Winstead families and local businesses, the PTO has been able to make significant investments the last two years in classroom technology, sound equipment and various school programs. Our fundraisers include: Builds Your Child’s Future, Wildcat Palooza (coming up September 22nd), Box Tops, Publix Partners, Amazon Smiles, Kroger Partners and Family Fun nights at local restaurants. To see how your everyday spending can help our school click HERE for more instructions. Click HERE to find out more about the activities and events that we support. We appreciate your participation in these programs so that we may continue to provide our children with updated technology and necessary resources.
This year there are no PTO dues. When you give to Build Your Child’s Future ($50 per child or $100 per family) you will be helping the school with necessary items that the county budget can’t cover. In addition, you will also be given access to the school directory. If you or a family member would like to donate click HERE.
Lastly, if you have not already done so, I strongly encourage you to register on our new PTO website. Although it is another password to keep up with, registering on this site is the best way to stay informed because you will receive the weekly newsletter, and timely e-mails about PTO and school activities. This is also how you can give to Build Your Child’s Future and pay for events such as Mother Son Dodgeball and Daddy Daughter Dance, throughout the year. For instructions on how to register, click HERE. Lastly, we recommend you “like” our Facebook page where current information is always posted.
All are invited to the first PTO meeting this school year on Monday August 14 at 9:00am in room 202.
I am looking forward to seeing you and enjoying another great year at Winstead.
2017-18 PTO President