Summary of Last Year
Chapman’s Retreat PTO is in it’s fifteenth year serving the children of Spring Hill. Our mission is to advocate support for Chapman’s Retreat Elementary School’s teachers and staff in order for our children to receive the best possible education. We need the help of our business community to meet our goals.
Thanks to parents like you, we were able to do great things for our students last year. Last year we raised $2300 from Business sponsorships, $1000 from local Spirit Nights where a portion of sales were donated to our PTO, and $3,800 from community reward programs provided by various businesses. We raised over $12,000 in profits at our annual Fun Run and over $10,000 at our annual Cheetahfest and Silent Auction event.
From the funds raised, we were able to provide so much for our students & teachers. During the 2016/17 school year, we spent $10,000 to purchase items to fully supply a new STEM Lab for our students. The STEM lab provides a hands-on learning opportunity that allows our students to get excited about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
We also spent $2200 on Professional Development for our teachers, $2300 on teacher appreciation luncheons, and $3,000 on teacher special requests for the classroom. Also included in our budget was over $3,000 in general expenses that cover everything from landscaping for the school, medical supplies for the school nurse, and food for at need students.
Goals for this Year
We have even bigger plans for the 2017/18 school year. This year, we are raising money to provide for the construction of an outdoor track for our students.
An outdoor track is something that our school has needed for a long time and would provide a wonderful space for our PE classes, Girls on the Run Club, Running club, and the community. A track would promote health and fitness for all of our students.
Our fundraising goal to install the new track is $30,000. This is a steep goal, but we know that with the help of our students, parents and community members, we can meet this goal.
2017/18 PTO Board Members
President: Crystal Freemon
Vice President: Michelle Lindsey
Second Vice President: Tina Martini
Secretary: Shemel Jackson
Treasurer: Emily Denson
Volunteer Coordinator: Erin Gribben
Box Tops Coordinator: Erin Gribben
Volunteer Badge Coordinator: Shemel Jackson