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Letter From the President

 

Dear Friends,

The Monroe Township Middle School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) would like to welcome you to our school.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with us, we are a volunteer organization made up of parents, teachers, administrators, and support staff who are all dedicated to the successful education of our children.  The MTMS PTO works hard to help make the school year both enjoyable and exciting for students, teachers, and parents.


The purpose of our organization is to aid the students and staff by providing support for educational and recreational needs, to promote open communication between administration, teachers and parents and to encourage MTMS school spirit and pride.  The PTO uses its resources, both manpower and monetary, to support all the efforts of the staff of our school.  These programs and activities help promote the welfare of the children in school, home and community through the united efforts of all the parents and the entire Middle School staff.


The PTO supports assembly programs and social events. The PTO raises funds through our Scholastic Book fairs to add new books to the LAL classroom libraries utilized for all grades. Last year, through the PTO funding, we funded the Rachel’s Challenge program that was implemented for all grades.


In order to raise the funds necessary for these programs and events for our children, we run a few fundraisers throughout the year.  We have thoroughly researched our fundraising opportunities and based on what we learned, and feedback received from previous years, we choose fundraisers that will be of most value to our families. Our fundraising campaign will end in November; therefore, participation at the beginning of the school year is very important! Please be sure to stay connected by checking our website (www.mtmspto.org) frequently. Look out for special emails about upcoming PTO activities, and “liking” our Facebook page at Monroe Township Middle School PTO 


Below is a list of the MTMS 2018 - 2019 fundraising opportunities:

PTO Membership – the cost to join our PTO is $10 a family. You can complete and include your payment in an envelope marked: PTO Membership or pay on-line through our secure PayPal link.


MTMS  Spirit wear/Apparel is available now on our website.  Contact us anytime to place an order. Cash, checks, credit cards and PayPal are accepted. 


PTO Spring Clothing Drive – Save the date! May 18th from 9am – 1pm


Amazon.Shop.Connect – Shop Amazon through our link and we will receive a portion of your sale $.


Box Tops – please send all Box Tops to school for our 1st collection by October 19th. Please check our website to find more ways to earn E-Box Tops for the school.


Stop & Shop - log on and register your rewards card, PTO receives benefits www.stopandshop.com/aplus.


You can participate and help us make the 2018-2019 a great school year.  Our group meets monthly to discuss events, plan fundraisers to enhance all programs, and share ideas.  This is a wonderful way to find out what is happening at our school from the PTO’s perspective. The PTO is a great opportunity for you to get involved with your child’s education and school! Parent volunteers help provide needed services throughout the year. Opportunities to volunteer are available to fit every schedule! A list of committees can be found on the PTO section of the school website. PTO meetings are held both during the day and evenings, depending on the month. Please check www.mtmspto.org for a complete listing of our meeting dates and times.


Our goal this year is to “Continue the Excellence.” You can count on the PTO to believe in our children and support their journey through middle school with compassion, encouragement and integrity.  This year promises to be one of growth, success and continued excellence. We are looking forward to meeting families, parents, and grandparents that would like to get involved with our PTO this school year.  We encourage you to not only join our organization but get involved as well!  Everything we do is based on volunteers and we are always looking for those of you to help make a difference in the lives of our children.  Every positive imprint we make on our children can go a long, long way.  If you are able to give some time, day or evenings, please join us!  Many hands make the job easier.


We in the PTO believe that it is the ultimate importance that we do everything we can to enhance the learning environment of our children as they truly are our future.  It will take all of us working together to ensure that this happens.   


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                                                                                Together                                                                                                                                              Everyone        

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We look forward to getting to know you! We are looking forward to an exciting year with your child! If you have any questions, please contact one of the PTO officers.


Maria Facciponti                     Linda Fekete                         Angela Barody
President                                    Vice President                        Secretary                              
President@mtmspto.org   1stvp@mtmspto.org            Secretary@mtmspto.org

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THE PTO

Dear Middle School PTO Members,


We wanted to take a moment to thank you for your continued support and dedication. This year has started off in an amazing way and we expect it to only get better.

To date, your membership contributions and participation in the various fundraisers held so far has allowed the PTO to provide incredible opportunities, events and activities for the students and faculty.

In September, The PTO had the chance to host an iPlay America event in which students received unlimited rides for the night. We hosted a pizza and salad luncheon to welcome the faculty back to school. Teachers were offered discount memberships during our membership drive and they were entered into a raffle for the chance to receive a wonderful gift basket as a thank you for their support. The PTO was honored to assist families in need by purchasing school photos and team shirts for some children this year.

In October, the PTO board baked and packed over 800 homemade chocolate chip cookies for the faculty as a trick or treat surprise! In addition, The PTO awarded the highest box top collector with a special gift and his entire team was given free snack coupons. The PTO had record spirit wear sales during the fall sale allowing for a greater profit for upcoming winter events as well.

In November, the PTO provided lunch to the special guests and faculty at the Veteran’s Day event and donated funds to rent the obstacle course and other activities. During the Scholastic Book Fair, the PTO presented the faculty with gift certificates for use towards purchases. Additionally, the PTO was pleased to offer $1000 in scholarships to college bound high school graduates. The membership drive continues to be a huge success.

Finally, teachers who are PTO members are also eligible to receive up to $25 in reimbursement towards school supplies that they purchase.

Things to look forward to….

Do you think you have what it takes to compete on a team with your friends solving challenges and puzzles in an amazing escape room challenge in less than 45 minutes? Come test your skills at The Varsity Challenge: Amazing Escape Adventure Night Sponsored by the PTO. There will be over 8 challenges of brain games, puzzles, and locks that you must successfully complete in order to escape the jungle! Come out and see if you have what it takes! Stay tuned to our website and Facebook page for upcoming information.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your families a wonderful holiday season and, healthy, safe and Happy New Year!

MTMS PTO