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SCHOOL TREATS, INC.
* Charitable, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) status applied
and expected by the end of 2008,
so your donation will more than likely be tax
PTO Idea Exchange
Two school parent groups
will each receive a $125 donation
if they hold a joint meeting
focusing on sharing ideas
and building parental involvement
like to match up two Parent-Teacher Organizations, Parent-Teacher Associations,
Community Clubs, or other school groups - one from a suburban neighborhood, and
one from a disadvantaged area.
group will receive $125 for their treasuries just for holding one joint meeting
lasting one hour, with parent attendance of at least 10 parents from each
will come together to exchange ideas on building parental involvement in their
schools, fund-raising, teacher relations, and so forth.
example, a PTO that has had success increasing the amount of at-home reading
their student population is doing could share ideas on what works and what
doesn't work with the other PTO.
a group that has had success with making the families of transfer students feel
more at home, or increasing attendance at parent-teacher conferences, could
share those ideas as well.
course, the perennial PTO topics - how to get more parents involved, and how to
raise money for school - are likely to be addressed.
from this meeting, listing the ideas exchanged, should be included in each
school's parent newsletter, with copies sent to AfterSchoolTreats.com to be
posted in this space.
apply for this mini-grant, an officer of your school's PTO may contact Susan@AfterSchoolTreats.com