PTSO It’s Back!
By: Hailey D.
Saunders PTSO President: Linda Smith
What does PTSO stand for? Parent, Teacher, Student, Organization.
The mission of the PTSO is to promote the building of community at Saunders Middle School by:
• providing financial assistance to school programs
• organizing events that enhance student learning between students, staff, parents and the greater community;
• creating opportunities for teachers, students and community to work together through
PTSO meetings and other communication channels
Funds raised through PTSO are used to provide programs for us. The PTSO supports art programs, sports programs, reading programs, staff appreciation, and various activities throughout the year. Fun Fridays and Quarter bashes are just two things that they sponsor.
When: March 27th
Time: Door opens at 5:30 pm
Even time: 6:00-8:00
Clean up by 9 p.m.
Fun Fridays: Fun Friday is a couple of hours after school about 1 Friday each quarter. Normally they sell tickets for this event during the week the event is happening. Fun Friday consists of fun games,activities,snacks and drinks. Cost is $5.00.
Fun Friday Dates
March Date: TBA
Spartan Pride Days: On behalf of Saunders PTSO every quarter each teacher selects two students to be honored with Spartan Pride Day Cards(you could be honored because of good behavior choices, effort, great character examples,ect.).These students get to enjoy snacks, beverages, and are able to win a drawing for a gift card or such.
Spartan Pride date
Please download and complete the form and return it to the school office (Attn: PTSO) along with $10 cash or a check made out to Saunders PTSO. Please print clearly. Your email address is very important. Email is the primary form of communication used by the PTSO to deliver event updates, meeting reminders, and volunteer opportunities to its members. Thank you for your support of Saunders Middle School PTSO!!
Spirit wear contest!
The PTSO made $3128, for selling Spirit Wear to staff and students, which was just above the projected amount.
Extra stock will be on hand to sell at events like concerts and Bingo Night.
PTSO is holding a contest for students to design a spirit wear logo, so get busy!
Students need to have design submitted by February 27th.
Winner will have a pizza delivered to their lunch table.
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