As a parent (or grandparent, aunt, uncle, guardian, etc.) of a Sioux Falls Edison Middle School student, you are automatically a member of the Edison Middle School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) and a valuable part of this organization of people who support our school.
As the 2020-21 academic year is going to look a little different at Edison, so will PTO activities. Events like the Color Run and Chill on the Hill cannot happen this school year, but we will eagerly await those events in the future. The Edison PTO will continue to support the school in any way possible. We will need to be flexible and address needs as they arise.
Why do I need to get involved?
Family involvement at school is very rewarding and important to the success of your child. The PTO needs your voice and commitment in order to provide enriching events and opportunities to our students.
What do we do?
In normal years, the Edison PTO sponsors and organizes many wonderful events throughout the school year. These include assisting with Catapult Day, sponsoring school assemblies, “Chill on the Hill”, teacher appreciation week, and conference meals, to list a few. We also use money raised from donations and fundraisers to purchase items for the school and support our teachers. A few examples include the recent library updates, Elkay Water filling stations, choir risers, a projector and screen for the gym, landscaping improvements, teacher lounge updates, auditorium lighting and sound updates, and benches for the courtyard. We will keep you posted about needed donations for this year.
Does it cost to join?
No, there are no membership fees. However, in order to fund the many events at school, we do accept donations. Funds raised will help enrich our student’s learning experiences, including continued library updates, as well as counselor, student, and classroom needs. This year may bring more demand for PTO funds with little ability to fundraise. If you would like to send money to support the PTO, you can send cash in an envelope marked “PTO” or send a check made out to “Edison PTO” and leave it with the office staff.
When are the meetings?
Mark your calendars for the third Wednesday of the month at 12 noon for a Zoom call. We have room for the first 100 participants. Here’s the link:
The Meeting ID is: 766 2166 3468
The Passcode is: 679743
If you cannot attend the meeting, minutes will be posted and we hope to have them recorded through Zoom. Check out the Edison PTO site for more information Meetings for the 2020-2021 school year are scheduled for the following dates:
September 16, 2020
October 21, 2020
November 18, 2020
December 16, 2020
January 20, 2021
February 17, 2021
March 17, 2021
April 21, 2021
May 19, 2021
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Thanks from the PTO for all your support! :)
Co-Presidents: Nikki Schmaltz and Allison Pay Crawford
Treasurer: Kristina Sipma
Secretary: Katie Sumey
Book Fair: Karen Walters
Spiritwear: Mary Grandi-Koball
Allison Pay Crawford and Nikki Schmaltz
2020-21 PTO Co-Presidents