Does your workplace offer a giving campaign around the holidays? If so, consider writing the Stoddert PTO (a 501 (c) 3) into your giving campaign this year. Other parents in the past have done this with their employers and it’s a great and easy way to financially support the PTO and all the wonderful things they do for the school. If your workplace has a giving campaign, on your workplace giving campaign form, list the name as: Benjamin Stoddert Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization, along with the tax ID (52-1195083), and the address (4001 Calvert Street NW).
This year we would love for ALL families at Stoddert to pay PTO dues. The PTO dues go towards so many things at our school that make it the wonderful place it is, including but not limited to, teacher stipends, our beautiful garden run by Mr. Canada and fun school parties like Family Fun Night. Our goal is 100% involvement. The suggested donation per family is $400, however, we know every family has a different financial situation, so give what you can- no amount is too small.
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Shop Our Book Fair
Held in the lobby December 3-6 this is a great way to find some great reads for the winter . A small portion of the proceeds goes to the PTO and towards purchasing books for our school.
We need more than just monetary help to keep Stoddert going! We know that PTO may not be your “thing” but volunteering is a great way to meet other parents, see what is going on at the school and to get to know the staff. We can always use volunteers in the library, planning and setting up for events and cleaning up after. A little time can mean a big difference to many.
Have a business? Consider sponsoring or donating an item in kind to our Family Fun Night in February or Fundraiser in April. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ideas on How the PTO Can Support Stoddert?
Our PTO would love feedback at upcoming meetings (Dec. 11) or via email at email@example.com.