ALL PTO funds go back to the school (in some form or another). In the 2015-16 school year, the PTO gave over $22,000 to the school. Money raised was used primarily to buy books for the Book Room, and to buy laptops for the school. Funds raised in 2015-16 were also used to buy a black bear mascot costume, which will be used at PTO events and on Spirit Fridays to foster school spirit. We plan to have the school community vote on a name for the mascot as well! We are also very excited to announce that Jarrett J. Krosoczka, the author of the Lunch Lady children's books, will be coming to the school for an author visit in Spring 2017. That visit was arranged by the H.E.S. librarians in the 2015-16 school year, and paid for by the PTO. Other PTO funds go toward operating expenses for our various events (ie. purchasing concessions which are sold at most of our events, purchasing prizes for BINGO night, etc). A detailed account of all 2015-16 PTO expenses can be provided upon request.
This year, we are hoping to use Boosterthon funds to purchase new laptops, with a goal of having five laptops for student use in every classroom!