Letter From The President

Hello McClure parents!  We have just passed midway through the school year. Can you believe it?  The PTO board and its Chair positions have worked diligently the past few months to help make McClure the best it can be.  And how do we do that?  By making the best use of the funds we are provided by you, the parents, family and friends.  The majority of this money comes from our annual Fun Run and PTO dues.

At any time you are free to view a current budget and minutes from the Executive Board meetings.  They are located in a binder at the front desk of the school office.  You can also email me anytime with questions you have.

To keep you well informed, here are some of the items and events we have utilized our budgeted funds on:

• (10) folding tables
• Wheelchair ramp
• Refreshments for Veteran’s Day, First Responders Day
• One book per classroom from book fair (teacher wish list)
• Dry erase markers (enough for each student after winter break)
• Bare (blank) books (230) for student story writing and illustrations
• Art night supplies (tiles, beads, weaving needles, thread, marbles)
• iPad and iPod (and cases) for PE
• Classroom instructional supplies:
o Electric pencil sharpeners
o Sensory stimulation tools and sets
o Alphabet & number stamps
o Kinetic sand
o Clipboards
o Privacy test shields
o Art paint
o Book organizers and storage
o Osmo genius kits
o Writing aids
• Microwave for teacher’s lounge
• Ice/water dispenser for teacher’s lounge
• Angel tree
• Funds for additional teacher instruction/training
• STEAM Maker Station
• Music room rug/carpet
• Paper cutter/trimmer
• Two author visits
• Art room supplies (watercolor paper and Pacon board)
• FAC/Resource alternative seating
• Educational games (math, money, time telling, etc…)
• Indoor recess games & activities
• Carnival (bounce houses, jumper, climbing wall, petting zoo, prizes, temporary tattoos, face paint, food supplies, lighting/generator, SRO (officer) with free admission
• Teacher Appreciation (food and drinks at various times)
• Santa breakfast (Santa, photographer and photos for every family, muffins, bananas, oranges, coffee, water, hot cocoa, food supplies, reindeer food, new Santa chair)
• Class parties – Dippin’ Dots, Valentine popcorn, napkins,
• Valentine bags (one for each student)
• Fun Run (website registration fee, assessed fees for website donations, prizes)
• Sock Hop (DJ, drinks, food supplies, decorations)
• Field trip & camp scholarships
• McClure Alumni Senior Scholarship
• Charitable donations (food for food pantry)
• PTO administrative fees (insurance, sales tax filing, postage, CPA, Sams & Amazon Prime memberships, Quickbooks service, checks)
• Newsletter paper
• PTO Website

As you can see, the list is quite extensive, but it’s all possible thanks to your generous donations and support throughout the year!

We are in the process of recruiting for next year’s Executive Board and chair positions.  If you are interested in volunteering and using your talents through PTO, please email me with your interest or questions.
Thank you,
Jennifer Willoughby
PTO President