About Our PTO
The Birmingham Falls Elementary Parent Teacher Organization (BFES PTO) provides school support, curriculum enrichment and fundraising initiatives. We are able to help supplement classroom instruction that our wonderful teachers provide through the funding of engaging activities such as High Touch/High Tech, the purchasing books for our Reading Units of Study programs, and investing in necessary technology like ipads and laptops.
In the spring of 2019 we joined forces with our School Governance Council to upgrade our playground areas. With the almost $25,000 we raised at our spring Auction Night, we were able to have the hard surfaces on the playground and outside of the gym painted with various recreational and educational games and activities such as hopscotch, 4 square, half-court basketball, a U.S. Map, a compass rose and more! We also transformed unused space on each hallway to make two Rainy Day Recess Rooms. We designed these two spaces to allow our students to escape the classroom to read or do quiet activities on those days where it is too wet or cold to go outside. All of these upgrades were among the highest requests in the student survey and thanks to your generous donations, we made them happen!
The BFES PTO also provides your child's agenda and Friday folder as well as access to our website, directory, and school newsletter. Your $35 PTO membership fee and the money we raise during our two fundraisers (Bobcat Blast and Auction Night) help pay for all of these things and so much more!
We rely heavily on volunteers to make BFES a fun and unique place to be! Your PTO takes on programs and events like Spirit Wear, Hospitality, Box Tops, Business Partners, and the Mother/Son and Father/Daughter events. We need YOU to make these happen! Please visit our volunteer page to check out the volunteer opportunities or reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved!
Being an active PTO member has many advantages:
Belong to a community of parents committed to their children's well-being and to improving school performance.
Your membership fees help support BFES PTO programs and events.
You have access to the school directory
You have influence over how money from fundraising is spent to benefit the school.
It's a great way to get to know the teachers, school faculty, and other families at BFES!
DID YOU KNOW???
The main difference between a PTO and a PTA is that a PTO does not have to pay association fees. That means ALL the money we raise stays right here at our school!