Horizon Elementary PTO supports the shared goals of parents, teachers and administrators to provide the highest quality education for our children. Our goals are to support our kids with classroom resources and books they use to learn and grow in the best way possible while supporting our teachers both financially and emotionally as they help educate our kids.
Your PTO Membership supports many great programs offered to our STUDENTS including:
Valentine's Day Party
Field Trip Funding and more!
Your PTO Membership supports many great programs offered to our TEACHERS, STAFF & ADMINISTRATION including:
Fundraisers geared toward providing items they would otherwise have to purchase on their own to teach our kids.
Hospitality at its finest! WE TAKE CARE OF OUR TEACHERS and it shows. Check our Facebook page to see all of the special moments we provided last school year
Stock The Lounge - where we invite families and businesses to stock the lounge with drinks and snacks for some of the hardest working people in Smithville!
Teacher Wish List promotions to help further provide items teachers need and also give practical ideas for holiday gifts, birthdays, etc.
Over the last four years, your PTO has raised MORE THAN $106,000 and 100% of those funds stayed at Horizon Elementary from the PTO. Click here to read more about our current goals.
WHAT WE DID IN THE 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR
We can't wait to get this year started for our kids, teachers and administration. Please stop by our booth on Back To School Night to sign up for your PTO membership. Each membership is $10 and those funds help us operate through the school year.
During the 2022-2023 year, we:
Delivered 110 back to school Supply Kits
Had our largest PTO memberships yet with 364 members!
Raised $25, 240 in funds that went directly back into our school. (District total was over $95,000!)
Rewarded the kids from funds raised with:
School Wide Ice Cream Party
Magic Scott Show
Installed our 2nd Gaga Ball Pit
Delivered the first large batch of items we ordered from fundraiser funds right before Christmas break
Had our custom musical equipment installed on the playground - reward from previous fundraiser
Hosted a great tailgate party with games, a caricature artist, balloon artist and food from Kozak's
Hosted an over the top Fall Party that the kids loved!
Worked with families and businesses to stock the staff lounge with food/drinks every month
Our Hospitality Team spoiled our teachers and staff with a number of awesome surprises
Our Teacher Work Room Team provided over 700 HOURS of volunteer work for teachers in cutting,
copying, laminating and more! - If you would like to help during the upcoming year, please call the number
below to schedule your time.
Decorated the front entrance for the kids every month
Earned $1142.58 through AmazonSmile and Box TopsStocked the "Treasure Box" three times with items the kids earn with positive behavior
Hosted a "Breakout Theme" Valentine's Day Party that the kids absolutely loved!
Provided $1,500 worth of End of Year Rally items for the kids to earn with positive behavior
Granted Mrs. Mellon $1,000 towards her quarterly Incentives for positive behavior
WHAT WE DID IN THE 2021-2022 SCHOOLYEAR
Our biggest year of membership yet with 215 members - Classrooms with 100% participation earned a pizza party, ice cream party or extra recess.
Worked every Tuesday & Wednesday throughout the year in the work room providing nearly 200 hours of support to ALL teachers with copying, cutting, lamination and more.
Co-hosted the tailgate party with Maple and Eagle Heights PTO
Offered Smithville inspired spirit wear collection for back to school and raised $900 in profits from sales
Coordinated Family/Business “Stock The Lounge” events throughout the year
Staff Appreciations Days, ie., Principal Day, Counselor, Nurse appreciation, etc.
Processed and delivered EPI school supplies for 126 students!
Decorated the front entrance every month
Hosted the Fall Festival Party with a campfire theme for our kids
Hosted “Deck The Halls of Horizon” holiday door decorating competition
Provided multiple goodies on various days throughout Mrs. Mellon’s 12 Days of Christmas, hot cocoa, cookies, candies, etc.
Helped staff fall book fair
Provided water bottles for students/teachers through the year up until water fountains were opened again
Coordinated parent donations for new indoor recess items to enjoy in the winter months.
Ordered hundreds of dollars worth of PTO Treasure Box items to encourage positive behavior of our kids!
Hosted a Valentine’s Day party for our kids
Coordinated 2/22/22 celebration goodies for all classrooms and kids
Hosted our annual fundraiser raising $19,550 that provided our school with math and science manipulatives and leveled and decodable readers. Rewards for hitting our goals were two bins for recess, our first piece of musical equipment on the playground, “Inflatable Recess” and hosting The Science Wizard for a Science 2.0 show - our first assembly of the year!
Helped staff spring Book Fair
Had a presence at Kindergarten Screening and Incoming Kindergarten Night to educate incoming parents about PTO and what we do!
Supported community organizations like Smithville CIA and the Smithville Scholarship Fund
Rented an inflatable obstacle course for 5/6th grade field day split with Maple and Eagle Heights PTO
Presented Mr. Kuska with a $1500 check to provide incentives for End of Year Rally encouraging good behavior.
Donated funds with Maple and Eagle Heights PTO to support incentive rewards for summer school
Brought in $1,238.06 through Amazon Smile
Planned and provided an incredible Teacher Appreciation Week for our beloved teachers and staff where they were spoiled in various ways every single day this week!
Supported funds to cover children whose families were unable to pay for fieldtrips
Provided popsicles for Field Day
Why join the PTO?
***We rely on the funds brought in by your membership.***
Volunteer as little or as much as you want!
MEMBERS ONLY perks like first chances to sign up for parties and events.
Becoming a member has perks like being able to attend parties, extra communication and more.
PTO Adult membership for the school year 2023/24. Complete for each adult needing membership. Our goal is 100% Parent Participation or $20 per household. **We rely on the funds brought in by memberships. Please don't think that simply becoming a member makes you responsible to give your time. Volunteer hours are separate from membership. Becoming a member has perks like receiving first chances to sign up to help with and attend parties, extra communication and more.