As we navigate a new and different school year, the PTO wants to welcome students and staff!
The PTO is looking for new members!!! Join us as we chat about projects and ways to benefit students and staff as we kick off a new year. We will be meeting at Jaycee Park pavilion on Saturday Sept 12th at 9am, We wukk have some delicious goodies from new, local Dueant business, Michelle's Sweet Treats and will be doing a drawing for a Casey's gift card for meeting attendees. Put the meeting on your calendar and see what the PTO is all about!
The BEST way to find out what is new with the PTO is to follow us on Facebook. Search Durant School PTO. Follow the page to stay up to date on events and information.
The PTO is continuing to fundraise to build a new section of playground that would be fun for students of ALL abilities! This inclusive playground will involve soft solid surface tiles under the existing swings, and a new place for a spinner with safety tiles under it as well. Like alot of things this spring didn't go as planned for fundraising. We had plans to fundraise and install in 2020, but realistically with Covid-19 we anticipate completing summer 2021. We still need your help!!! We do not have all of the funds yet. Check your students backpacks in the first few weeks of school to see how you can help us achieve our goal. Together we can do it!!!
WHAT DID THE PTO DO RECENTLY?
The PTO has continued to work on making the Elementary Playground. Over the past year we have been working behind the scenes to get grants and funding to expand the playground. We are looking to make it more fun for all of our students.
The PTO has worked towards making the Durant School better than ever! Most recently we added a New Water Fountain and Bottle Filler to the Cafeteria, This will cut down on cost for the school and provide easily assessable water for lunch! The PTO has also teamed up with the Shop Class and worked to get New Bins for the elementary recess supplies. The old shed is also getting a makeover and will be utilized by the pre-school for their outdoor supplies!
The PTO also keeps the White Sign at the front of the school updated throughout the year with new quotes.
The PTO host several family centered events throughout the year including Swimming, Roller Skating, Bowling, and recently the PTO hosted its 2nd Dodgeball tournament, It was a huge success again! We also host Breakfast with someone special!
This year we enjoyed supplying the Back 2 School Supply Kits! It is a convenient option to get school supplies shipped right to the school. We thank everyone who used this option. Please spread the word if you enjoyed it.
The PTO typically has 1 big fundraiser a year, along with spirit-wear sales. Last year we use the funds to install SIX new drinking Fountains with bottle fillers around the school. This year we are working towards inclusive playground equipment!
MORE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND UNDER THE UPCOMING EVENTS TAB!
Check back here or on the PTO Facebook page for more information as we get closer to those events!
You can also Shop at www.boxtops4education.com and earn extra $$ for our school...each top is worth $.10 and they add up! Check it out...there are many great stores....and for every dollar you spend, our school earns BOXTOP CREDITS.
Join us on Facebook. We post more frequent updates and requests.
We would love volunteers to help with the following events:
Cookie Baking for Teacher Conferences
The PTO would like to remind parents to sign up for School Alerts through email and or text messaging. This is a great service to let parents know when school is dismissing early or any cancellations.