Welcome to Ross Elementary!
We are excited for the 2018–2019 school year and have a lot of wonderful events and volunteer opportunities planned.
The PTO is the Parent Teacher Organization. Everyone is automatically a member of the PTO by virtue of having a child at Ross. The PTO supports our teachers, students and school family in a variety of ways. We work from the start of the year with the Back to School Social to the end of the year Field Day, from big events like Holiday Shoppe and Open House, to daily activities like Helping Hands and library volunteers and many other activities in between. The PTO sponsors field trip busses for all 600 students, Author’s Day, teacher appreciation events, assemblies, yearbooks, recess games and outdoor items, teacher appreciation luncheons, family movie night, book bingo, clubs, and much more. Our primary focus for this year will be working to update our playground by making the area and equipment more accessible to all children at Ross!
But we aren’t a PTO without YOU, the parents.
In order to stay up-to-date with our community, I recommend you “like” Ross Elementary PTO on Facebook and bookmark our website RossPTO.net. Below is a preliminary volunteer sign-up form. Kindly complete the form and place it in the box located outside the auditorium following completion of the program tonight. We appreciate any level of volunteering.
Our biggest and most exciting fundraiser will be our 2nd annual school wide fun run. Each child will walk or run the track with their specific grade and can collect donations per lap. This event is a lot of fun for the students and has the potential to bring in a large portion of our fundraising goal for the year.
The Ross PTO works to stretch every dollar that we receive to ensure that our funds go to support the students at the school and promote the best possible educational environment. However, fundraising continues to be a challenge for us. This year we will be doing a number of different fundraisers. We will be holding one dining fundraiser each month, selling Easter candy and a few more exciting things.
In order to continue to provide the current level of PTO activities we must raise at least $75 per student, more for 6th graders. Tax deductible donations are always accepted in lieu of fundraising participation. If you would prefer to forego fundraising but would still like to help us reach our goal, checks can be made out to Ross PTO and will be collected via the front office.
General PTO meetings for the 2018-2019 school year will be held at 6:30pm on the dates listed below. Meetings are held in the Ross Elementary School Cafeteria.
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
The final meeting for the year will be held during the lunch break at Field Day in May.
Please feel free to email us with any questions, comments or suggestions. We are looking forward to a great school year!