PTO Members Dedicated To Helping Their School Community
On a recent Friday night at Bush Elementary School, you might have seen ghosts, dinosaurs, Mary Poppins, the entire cast of the Wizard of Oz or candy men roaming the parking lot handing out, or looking for treats. Thanks to the Bush PTO, children and their families enjoyed a “Trunk or Treat” event. PTO members and teachers decorated 16 car trunks – everything from The Wizard of Oz to Star Wars to Buffalo Bills. Families were able to trunk or treat for an hour before going into the school to create arts and crafts, eat pizza and popcorn and watch a movie, Spookley the Square Pumpkin. The Trunk or Treat event is just one of the many ways the Bush PTO helps out their school.
At the beginning of the school year, the 60-member PTO held a School Supplies Drive in the parking lot where anyone from the community could drop off donations. The PTO also supplies popcorn and drinks for the school’s Fun Day. They created a “Be the I in Kind” poster for anti-bullying week and also gave every student a “Be a Buddy, Not a Bully” wristband to wear. In December, the PTO will do a Santa’s Secret Shop where everything is a dollar. Each child gets a special “Santa Buck” to spend in the shop plus the PTO sells items for one dollar so students can buy for their families. As part of the school’s attendance initiative, the PTO has a Popcorn Party for kids who have good attendance each month. They popped over 400 bags for the September all-school party. The PTO also provides Donuts for Dad and Muffins for Mom around Father’s and Mother’s Day, holds a Teacher Appreciation Week and helps organize the Bush School Field Day.
“I feel the more families that are involved, the more they will see what our staff does on a daily basis in our school,” said Laurie Wilkins, Bush PTO President. “Bush School has a lot of love within our walls. We have an amazing group of people helping our kiddos learn. I want to especially thank the other officers, co-vice presidents Allison Slagle and Paula Slagle, secretary/treasurer Ashley Nelson, and all of the Bush PTO for all of their hard work.”
If a family is interested in joining the Bush Elementary School PTO, they meet every second Thursday of the month and welcome new members.
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