District 47 Board of Education Recognizes PTO/PTA Fundraising Efforts
At the September 21, 2020 board meeting, the Crystal Lake Elementary District 47 Board of Education recognized parent/teacher organizations for their fundraising efforts during the 2019-20 school year. In total, PTOs/PTAs, including parent groups for Wehde Early Childhood Center and the Crystal Lake Friends of Gifted Education (CLFOGE), raised $258,915.
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 supplies, and building playground equipment.
“We greatly appreciate our partnership with our PTOs/PTAs,” said Board President Rob Fetzner. “Besides the additional funding they bring to our schools, they provide incredible support to our teachers and staff and are strong advocates for public education.”