One of the most important roles of the PTO is providing opportunities for our parents and staff to engage with each other, and I hope you will join us for our upcoming community engagement events. PTO meetings are a great way to get connected, meet new people and stay informed. Our first meeting will be held on Friday, September 21 from 8:45-10:30 am and will include an introduction of our new Principal, Mrs. Sarah Aiello. I look forward to seeing lots of familiar faces and meeting many new families.
On Friday, September 7, your entire family can join us for a school-wide block party with a catered BBQ dinner and a DJ from 5:30-7:30 pm in the parking lot beside the large playground. This will be a great opportunity to socialize with other parents, meet your child’s friends, and take a break from cooking supper. Ticket sales end Wednesday, September 5.
As Fairfax County’s budget challenges increase, your support of the PTO is more important now than ever before. The PTO works to enrich our children’s educational experience by providing the school with programming and resources that our children otherwise would not receive through tax dollars. This helps us maintain Spring Hill’s standards of excellence.
Finally, for your review, we have included a copy of the PTO budget for 2018-2019 under the Resources-Document Library section of this site. We will vote to approve the budget at the first PTO meeting on September 21. Thanks to your generous donations last year, we were able to beautify our large pod with new tables, install hand dryers in the children’s bathrooms as well as purchasing $25,000 in Math Workbooks and $32,000 to upgrade our children’s outdated computers. We have already given checks to each teacher for start-up supplies, contributed $7,500 to the field trip fund for the entire school. The money raised through our Fall Fundraiser goes to support the activities listed in the budget, so please go to the website and make your donation today.
As always, please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, comments or concerns about the budget or any other PTO related matter.
All the best,