PTO Fundraising Transparency
The AALM PTO wishes to provide you with as much information and transparency as we start of the year with our Fall Fundraising Campaign we wanted to make sure everyone had an opportunity to see and understand where their donations go. Please see below the letter from our amazing PTO president: As most parents know, the purpose of the AALM PTO is to help build a strong community that brings our families, students and teachers together while supporting and enhancing the academic environment of our campus.Carley Flores.Our PTO plans many of the social events that take place at our campus such as, the fall festival (trunk-or-treat), daddy & daughter dance, mother & son events, the fun run, our spring mixer or spring carnival, among others. We are also responsible for the fundraising activities that benefit our school as a whole. We feel that it is very important to be fully transparent with our families as to what those funds are used for on an annual basis. Our PTO has committed to roughly $60,000 in academic funds that goes directly back to the school to help purchase and/or maintain the programs, supplies and equipment needed to ensure our students are receiving the best education possible. These include a donation to the STEM program, software for classrooms, professional development for teachers, in-service meals for our teachers during trainings, classroom budgets, athletic and school spirit expenses, among others. After that initial academic commitment is met, we then focus on our community building events such as, the veterans day breakfast, kindergarten parent reception, Father & Daughter event, Mother & Son event, trunk or treat, etc. Once these events are budgeted for we are able to begin saving funds for other projects which help to benefit the school and our students. The larger items that we have been saving for such as, a kindergarten playground expansion and replacing the woodchips in our main playground will likely take several years of fundraising before we achieve our goal. For example, the woodchip removal and replacement would cost roughly $100,000 to complete, while the kindergarten playground expansion would cost over $50,000. While our two large fundraisers during the school year have traditionally been successful, we, as a PTO board must first meet our academic and community building responsibilities prior to banking funds towards those larger wish list items. I hope this information has been helpful in understanding where our PTO funds go and why we fundraise for the same items for multiple years. If anyone has further questions, please feel free to reach out to PTO President,
PTO Board and Committees - We Want YOU!
You have to eat dinner, so why not make it easy for yourself - have dinner out & support our school while you eat! Join us at our scheduled restaurant nights and a portion of the proceeds will support American Academy Lincoln Meadows campus!
Social Events 2023-2024
Each year the PTO organizes fun social events to bring our American Academy community together, below is a list of some of the awesome events that will be taking place this year. As soon as dates are finalized, we will post those here!
We need YOU to be able to host these fun-filled events! We are looking for individuals or groups of individuals to become committee chairs to help lead these upcoming events. If you are interested please sign up via the signup genius below or contact the AALM-PTO President or Secretary for more information!
2023-2024 Calendar of Events:
AAPTO-LM meetings are scheduled for the 4th Tuesday of each month, unless we're on a break. If you are interested in meeting your Lincoln Meadows board, learning more about what the PTO is planning, sharing ideas, expressing concerns, or just getting out of the house for the night…. we hope you will join us! As a reminder the meeting is closed from 6-7 PM but all are welcome during the 7-8 PM session.
You can find our meeting minutes here!
Tuesday, August 29th - PTO Meet and Greet 5-7 PM
Tuesday, September 26th - 7-8 PM
Tuesday, October 24th - 7-8 PM
Tuesday, November 28th - 7-8 PM
Tuesday, December 19th - 7-8 PM
Tuesday, January 23rd - 7-8 PM
Tuesday, February 27th - 7-8 PM
Tuesday, March 26th - 7-8 PM
Tuesday, April 23rd - 7-8 PM