Big hearts mean big goals! Below you will find details on the current initiatives for which we are focused on raising funds. We support our teachers and students in a variety of ways, from supplies and equipment to programs like STEAM and robotics.
Our PRIDE initiative focuses on the beautification of school campuses such as updating playground areas, landscaping, and providing falcon spirit signage. We will have spirit gear and falcon wear available for purchase at all times. Our short-term goal is to have an on-line Falcon Shop available through our new and improved website.
The PTO facilitates positive volunteer events with various student groups and those seeking community service hours in order to give back to their school such as managing the memorial garden, trash cleanup, and light landscaping duties, just to name a few.
We support Falcon Fiesta which is a safe, drug and alcohol free environment for our graduating seniors and their guest, the night of graduation from 10:00pm-4:00am. It’s a graduation celebration night to remember! Thousands of dollars in gifts and money are donated by many organizations so attendees can enjoy Games, Food, DJ Music, Dancing, Raffles, Photo Booth and MORE!
The PTO Falcon Legacy Scholarship is new for us this year and will be awarded to a senior high student who is committed to displaying a Positive Attitude, Respectful To All, Innovative, Disciplined, and Achieves Excellence. Go FALCONS!
Our new and improved website premiering the 2019/2020 school year is intended to help facilitate stronger communication between parents, district staff, students as well as current and future residents. Thank you to our Title Sponsor and Fourth Element Marketing for their generous contributions to achieve this goal.
The PTO is excited to be at the forefront of this initiative. We financially supported the creation of the Robotics Club at McDowell Mountain Elementary in 2014 followed by the Fountain Hills Middle School in 2015. Over the years, we have continued to invest thousands of dollars in equipment and competition fees in order to provide our children with an important experience in engineering to help prepare them for the future – Go GIZMOS & CREATORS!
We also support STEM/STEAM within the classrooms to benefit all students in our district. This includes equipment such as green screens, Dash & Dot Wonder Workshop programmable robots, Maker Space and art supplies for both McDowell Mountain and Fountain Hills Middle School.
The PTO has just approved a 300% increase of its support for the Librarian Expansion initiative for the 2019/2020 school year. A librarian is an integral part of the learning experience for every child and we are excited to build on this important effort for the librarians throughout our district.
We will continue to support our greater school community through funding of important programming such as books for teachers and libraries, homework labs, teacher supplies, robotics, music, STEAM and PE equipment.
PTO also provides items throughout the year such as t-shirts, Principle List bracelets, MMES yearbook party, teacher appreciation luncheons at all schools, as well as many others. The PTO’s goal is to meet the needs at each of our schools and make sure we try to help every teacher and student achieve their potential.