The school district allocates approximately $34 per pupil to pay for basics such as media books, periodicals, guided reading books, classroom supplies, etc. That’s down from $38 and it’s not nearly enough to provide all the curriculum enrichment activities for our Paton People.
Because of this, the Paton PTO has worked to increase the enrichment budget, giving our children opportunities that otherwise would not have existed. The PTO budget also funds some administration and teachers’ expenses so the staff can provide more educational materials. Your donations to the PTO also help to pay for field study transportation, guided reading books, math manipulatives, consumable art supplies, science materials (the tadpoles and butterflies), and other activities that enrich the basic curriculum.
Please contribute to the PTO general fund. Please help Paton School by making an end-of-school tax-deductible donation. We welcome all donations, large and small.
You can donate to our children’s enrichment in one of three ways:
- Submit a check payable to “Paton PTO” with “Donation” in the memo line to the school office with the following information: Name(s) of parent(s), Address, Email address (for receipt confirmation)
- Venmo (@WalterJPatonPTO)
Every Paton parent is a member of the Paton PTO, and the children of Paton School rely on the PTO budget to help provide valuable programs and resources. We are grateful for your contribution to the PTO general fund.