The PTO operates and is funded solely through the support of current Peirce Families. The typical PTO budget is approximately $45,000. Through the funds raised annually, the PTO uses the budget to support the following areas:
TECHNOLOGY: New iPads and carts; laptop computers; docking stations; LED projectors; external hard drives; speakers and headphones.
EDUCATIONAL ENRICHMENT: Creative Arts & Sciences programs for students of all grade levels; new books and e-books to update the library; Child Assault Prevention (CAP) program and Understanding our Differences programs; Parent Principal Coffees.
COMMUNITY BUILDING: Events that bring together Peirce students, parents and faculty including Back to School Picnic, Mom’s and Dad’s Nights Out, Family Movie Night, and Family Dance.
SCHOOL SUPPORT/OPERATIONS: Teacher and principal discretionary funds; school directory; school supplies program; merchandise; teacher appreciation events; maintaining school grounds and gardening; Newton Serves; PTO administrative expenses.
Our fundraising goal for the 2020/21 school year is approximately $34,000 which will be raised primarily through the Annual Appeal. This will enable the PTO to fund the current year’s expenses while maintaining a reasonable reserve. Reserve funds are used to support one-time projects including out-sized technology purchases and capital improvements.
To learn more about the the 2020/21 Budget, please click here.
To learn more about the Annual Appeal and for instructions to donate online, please click here.