About the PTO

We are looking forward to a fun filled year!  
For the 2017-2018 school year, we are hosting the kindergarten ice cream social, 2 movie nights in September, (9/8, 9/22), using our new blow up movie screen! 
The big fall fundraiser will be our calendar raffle.
Thanks to Mrs. Gale, there's a new boxtops mailbox for students to use to deposit their boxtops.
We also partake in Amazon smile for those of you who use that site,our school is signed up.

In October, PTO will host a free trunk or treat in the school parking lot, with 1.oo facepaint and carnival games. There will be a 50/50 raffle, as well as a halloween themed movie playing for all to enjoy! all details will go home in student Friday folders, the Strafford Community newsletter, and parent email newsletter.

During December(12/2), PTO hosts the annual Christmas craft fair at the school. The in house school shopping spree for the students to purchase items for their family members for $1.oo will occur prior to winter break.

Our  Monthly Board meetings take place the first Tuesday of the month in the School Library 6-7pm
We will meet:
9/5, 10/3, 11/7, 12/5, 1/9, 2/6, 3/6, 4/3, 5/1, 6/5


President: Heidi Jordan hjordan@strafford.k12.nh.us
Vice President & Volunteer Coordinator: Cindy Gale
Treasurer: Fay aucella
Secretary: Elizabeth Buehne
Teacher Liaison: Cynthia Duffy
Public Relations: Lindsay Gilman
Web Coordinator and Media: Andrea Meehan

The PTO is a group of parents and teachers working together to assist our school in providing our children, families and community with an enthusiastic, high-quality, thorough and positive educational experience. We support our school through a variety of fund raising activities and family oriented events throughout the year. Additionally, from time to time, we may provide support to other groups within our school system to help them achieve their individual goals. Community focus is also important and incorporated into our activities when possible.

 The PTO is looking for new ideas and volunteers to assist in the many projects we undertake during the year. We are looking for volunteers in every aspect, from baking to commitments on an event by event basis, or even an hour or two a year! 

It takes many volunteers to make these programs successful.

We hope that you will help us make this year another great year in Strafford!




Bio


The Strafford PTO exists to promote the welfare of our children at home, at school and in the community.  Our goal is to facilitate parents and teachers working together in the educational process, as well as providing support, as we are able, based on our fundraising efforts.  

The PTO raises money for classroom supplies per teachers' requests, purchasing school equipment, and providing enrichment assemblies.  We also strive to support school wide field trips, 6th grade Camp Merrowvista, 8th grade graduation gifts, Destination Imagination, and much more!  In addition, the PTO puts on the Kindergarten Ice Cream Social, Pumpkin Hollow, the Shopping Spree, the Christmas Craft Fair, and Field Day.  We conclude the year with a week long Teacher Appreciation Celebration.

Our goal in the 2017-2018 school year is to increase our membership to form a cohesive network of engaged, committed individuals.  We understand that not everyone has the same resources, but everyone has something to offer! Volunteers are welcome to help with fundraising, baking or helping out with the many activities we offer throughout the school year! We can't do what we do without YOU!