District 47 Board of Education Recognizes PTO/PTA Fundraising Efforts
At the September 16, 2019 board meeting, the Crystal Lake Elementary District 47 Board of Education recognized parent/teacher organizations for their fundraising efforts during the 2018-19 school year. In total, PTOs/PTAs, including parent groups for Wehde Early Childhood Center and the Crystal Lake Friends of Gifted Education (CLFOGE), raised $300,831.
Parent groups support schools, staff and students in many ways and, ultimately, their mission is to enrich the educational experience for all students. While PTO/PTA funds are allocated differently at each school, the dollars raised help fund field trips, author visits and other school events, and aid in the purchase of library books and resources, classroom-specific supplies, and building playground equipment.
“Our parent groups work tirelessly to support our schools,” said Board President Rob Fetzner. “We greatly appreciate their efforts and commitment to enhancing the educational experience for the students of today and tomorrow.”