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Parent Teacher Organization

The Carlinville Elementary Schools have a combined PTO that meets monthly to plan a variety of activities for students in preschool through fifth grade. Annual events have included a back to school swim night, cookies with Santa, a family dance, Easter egg hunts, and a movie day at the Marvel Theater. PTO has held two significant fundraisers during the past five years that allowed additional playground equipment to be purchased for all three buildings. PTO also supports teachers by providing $50 to each of them every year. The money can be spent for any classroom materials or supplies. PTO accepts other requests for purchases to support education and they graciously grant them as funds allow.

PTO supports all elementary staff by providing lunch during Teacher Appreciation Week and various treats throughout the year to show their support. Besides the two major fundraisers, PTO collects Box Tops for Education, Campbell's soup labels and ink cartridges for recycling, and they sponsor Market Day every month. Market Day is a food ordering service that delivers monthly and a profit is earned by the PTO. It takes several volunteers every month to make Market Day a success.

Funds raised by the PTO have allowed us to provide more activities, experiences, and educational materials to students in Carlinville Elementary Schools. The support of the organization is greatly appreciated by the school district. PTO always needs more help and support, so please call the Primary School at (217) 854-9849 for more information or to volunteer to join the Parent Teacher Organization.