Dear FMS PTO parents and friends,
I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for your support this year and to also let you know that on June 1st, 2014 all of our current board members will be stepping down. At the present time the board consists of a president, co vice-presidents, co-treasurers, and co-secretaries for a grand total of seven people. The current board is serving it’s second one year term. We’ve all worked together as a team so that no one person has to do it all. We’d like to have parents that are interested come to our monthly meetings and find out what we do and how we do it before the school year ends. We believe that this will make the transition much easier for those parents that are willing to step up and fill these positions while we’re still actively part of the PTO and can answer any questions that may come up. The new board can shape the PTO however they see fit. We’d like to think that we’ve established a good foundation to build on. The school administration has been very supportive and will certainly continue to be a great resource in moving forward.
The PTO provides support to our school community in numerous ways. We offer supplemental funding for classroom and educational needs as well as student and staff events. We usually do one really big fundraiser each year and several staff events as well as co-sponsoring the “FMS Holiday Affair” which is a widely attended community program. We donate funds for “Field Day”, “The National Day of Caring” and snacks for every student each day of SOL testing to name a few.
The FMS PTO is incorporated, has an established bank account, is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and has a dedicated accountant and registered service agent for tax purposes. Our treasurers reconcile our account monthly and our books are current and immaculate.
Please consider donating your time by filling one of these soon to be vacated board positions. Without volunteers, the PTO will cease to exist!!
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or attend our next monthly meeting at FMS on Tuesday, February 18th @ 6:30 in the Library.
FMS PTO President