The Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is a key aspect of an effective school, with every single parent and teacher a de facto member.
Like any other organization, the PTO needs constant input from new people with new ideas. Please join them. Meetings take place the first Thursday of every month in the school cafeteria and PTO events are posted on the school calendar.
The PTO welcomes your presence at their meetings. Not only will you find out more about your school, but you too will have a voice in shaping its future and creating fun and memorable events for your children.
Meeting and event notices from the PTO are sent via email and posted on Bloomz. Every parent is invited to participate in PTO events, volunteer to chair or be part of a committee and attend meetings and, parent and family socials (Pastries with Parents, Family Movie Nights).
While the PTO works to build and celebrate the A. Fantis community, its most fundamental function is that of a fundraising organization.
In addition to contributing annually to the Teachers’ Equipment Fund, and subsidizing extra-curricular faculty, the PTO has been able to contribute substantial funds to recent renovations (the rooftop playground, a new heating system, student bathrooms, the Greek Language classroom) and equipment purchases (new wardrobes for the school drama and dance costumes, drums for the student drum line, and classroom supplies for the Billion Oyster Project). At present the PTO is working on a Capital Campaign for the re-design and construction of the school’s 2nd floor multipurpose space.
Through its various fundraising activities, the PTO is also able to host several student celebrations throughout the year that mark major festivals in our school calendar.
For more information about volunteering or contributing to the PTO, please email the PTO ([email protected]).
PTO EXECUTIVE BOARD 2018 – 2019
Co-Presidents: Dyanne Rosado & Connie Pitsoulis
Co-Vice Presidents: Lauren Akinmusuru & John Kefalas
Treasurer: Ralph Pfitzer
Recording Secretary: Joanne Webb
Corresponding Secretary: Erica Arias Moreno
BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION
Yes! We are a Box Tops school. The PTO of A. Fantis encourages parents, family members and friends to clip and save Box Tops for Education. Look for the Box Tops logo on hundreds of products like Cheerios®, Mott’s®, Yoplait®, Nature Valley®, Ziploc® and Kleenex® in almost every aisle of the store. All you need to do is clip, trim and send them into school with your child (increments of 25/25 Box Tops get one free dress down day). Every classroom has a Box Tops collection box and each year the PTO gives a prize to the class that collects the most Box Tops.
Each Box Top is worth 10¢ for A. Fantis. You can find a list of participating products at: https://www.boxtops4education.com/