West Elementary PTO Direct Donation Drive 2020-2021

Let’s beat last year funds raised with a goal of $10,000!            

                                           

Welcome back to school!

As many of you know, the West Elementary PTO is an active parent group dedicated to supporting our children’s education. What some of you may not know is that beyond organizing volunteers to work in the school and to run various school events, the PTO funds a number of important initiatives that enhance our school. With that in mind, we are kicking-off our annual Direct Donation Campaign and ask for your support. 

Normally most of our fundraising efforts goes toward the various enrichment programs we provide to the students throughout the school year for all grades, as well as putting on the West Elementary Readers and Writers Conference (WERAWC), where many authors, illustrators and storytellers are invited to school and inspire our children to dream big.

The PTO also funds school and technology enhancements; provides art and other classroom supplies as requested; supports community-wide initiatives such as SEPAC, Parent 2 Parent, the Andover Youth Center, and the Warrior Way; and organizes teacher appreciation events.

Due to the current Pandemic our country is facing, this year most of our PTO dollars will be used to help assist in school essentials. Items such as technology that the teachers may need to better assist in remote learning, as well as items to ensure hybrid learning is as effective as it can be. Since every child is being loaned a device to use during the school year, backpacks have been purchased for each student to keep, to ensure the safe travel of devices to and from school.

All of this would not be possible without the generous support of our parent community! We ask you to please consider a tax-deductible donation to the PTO to ensure the continuation of these programs for our students. We don’t know what to expect this year, and many of our traditional ways to fund-raise and gather socially as a school community will not be possible.

Our annual budget is based on a per child contribution of at least $50. From an income perspective, this campaign is the most important fundraising event of the year. It is also the only event in which your entire donation is tax deductible. Please know that 100% of your contribution directly supports our children. Donations may be made via Pay Pal at www.westelpto.com. Checks are also welcomed, made payable to West Elementary PTO and mailed to 58 Beacon Street, Andover, MA 01810. If you have any= questions, or would like to know about additional ways in which you can help, please contact us.

On behalf of the entire West Elementary School community, we thank you in advance for your support and look forward to a great school year!

Sincerely,

Becky Crow and LeeAnn Ryan
PTO Presidents

The West El. PTO is a 501 (c)(3) organization. Since no goods or services are received,your direct donation is tax deductible to the full extent of the law.