Every year, based on the prior year’s fundraising efforts, we determine how much money we can give out for the school year. Some of the money raised goes toward scholarships and other ongoing annual things and the remaining amount is divided evenly between each grade level and the subjects of Music, Art, Technology, Home and Careers, Guidance, School Nurse, Library, Spanish, French and Physical Education. We also fund our Arts and Beautification Committee.
Based on what we have earned, teams are given an amount to spend, and can request funds at any time. We ask that teachers talk with the team before requesting funds, so that each team member is aware of how PTO money will be spent. At the end of the school year, any funds not used will roll into our general operating funds and we begin again with a new number the following year, again based on the year’s fundraising efforts.
If you are in need of specific school supplies, please don’t hesitate to let us know so that we can add it to the “wish list” to send out to parents. In Fall 2018, PTO spent $150 to kick start the supplies closet for the new school year. Supplies were delivered to the Main Office so inquire if you need something for your students.
Our funding level for 2019-2020 is $500 per grade level and $150 for EACH special area listed above. This figure is based on last year’s earnings and any rollover available. The PTO also funds things like scholarships, books for community read, Discovery Trail experiences and more.
If you are a teacher in the Trumansburg Middle School, please fill out this convenient form. We will put your request out to the PTO and respond to you as quickly as possible.
Please note that NEW this year:
- Requests to be submitted no later than the Friday before Spring Break (Fri, April 3rd).
- Receipts to be submitted no later than the Friday before Memorial Day weekend (Fri, May 22nd).
Don’t forget to pick up a Sales Tax Exemption form in the Main Office.