Dear Memorial Spaulding families,
We hope you’re off to a great start for the school year!
As you know, the Memorial Spaulding PTO is entirely run by volunteers and funded via donations and enrichment programs. Once a year, we reach out to families via the ASK drive, to request donations for the PTO to help support community-building and enrichment programs for our children. We suggest a donation of $50 per child, but encourage families to donate any amount they are comfortable with, whether more or less. Every little bit helps us to fund wonderful enriching events like Creative Arts and Sciences (“CASC”), fun community building events like the Halloween dance, beautification efforts for our school where our kids spend most of their days and even the build of a new safe and fun Playground!.
A few things to know about ASK:
– It is a one-time donation request.
Donating at the beginning of the year ensures that all the events our kids and families look forward to can take place as planned. It also helps avoid the need for labor intensive fundraisers like bake sales or wrapping paper sales, and makes sure that all your money goes toward the most valuable things – enrichment for our kids and community.
– It is tax deductible.
The Memorial Spaulding PTO is a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit, so all donations are tax deductible.
– It’s convenient.
You can donate online via Paypal by visiting http://memorialspauldingpto.org/ and clicking the Donate button on the right.
You can also put a check in the ASK envelopes being sent home with your child soon and mail them or drop them in the PTO mailbox at the school.
– Free tickets to Mystery Dinner!
Every donation (regardless of amount) qualifies you for two tickets ($50 value) to Mystery Dinner, a fun night out for parents to relax and reconnect with each other. This adult-only event is a lively occasion –parents meet for appetizers and then the mystery of where they eat dinner and dessert is revealed!
If you have already donated or volunteered for the PTO, thank you! If not, please consider donating now via ASK. We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you at Mystery Dinner!
Marie Yunis, Rebika Shaw-Bendayan, Joanna Mitri