More about what the PTO provides for Washington-Caldwell students & staff
PTO funds are earned through our Fall/Spring fundraisers, Box Tops for Education, the Classroom Basket Raffle and generous donations from the community.
Summer reading challenge – Top winners receive $10 gift cards and all participants receive a frozen treat.
All students of the month get special lunches provided by the PTO.
Honor roll recognition for middle school – At the end of each quarter, during a school day, volunteer parents serve ice cream treats to the honor roll students in celebration of their outstanding scholastic achievements.
Bulldog spiritwear for new students – To welcome students who move to the district, PTO provides new Washington-Caldwell t-shirts.
Family directory – Each year, the PTO collects and shares contact information for students’ families to keep in touch. Inclusion is voluntary.
Conferences meals – Parents provide potluck meals for teachers during parent-teacher conferences.
Classroom snack drive – PTO collects snack donations to stock classrooms for students who don’t have food at snack time.
In-school field trips – PTO helps pay for in-school presentations, including Lego King and Queen visit and the Wheelchair Basketball event.
Gifts to the school – PTO has donated various items around the school, including sports equipment, signage, a water bottle filling station and reusable water bottles, a license to watch mainstream movies, and new supply storage cupboards.
Fall Fest – Each year around the last week of October, the middle schoolers invent fun games for the younger children to play at this costume party. There are plenty of snacks and crafts for all at this evening event.
Holiday gift shop – As the holidays near, students are invited to shop for their families at this annual in-school gift shop. Gift wrap and fun are also provided. All proceeds are donated to local charities in need.
Holiday giving tree – PTO donates $200 plus all proceeds made from the holiday shop to help provide Christmas gifts to the less fortunate.
Classroom basket raffle – Each class donate items to their basket for an amazing raffle. Tickets are purchased and winners selected at the winter concert.
Winter concert refreshments – Parents provide milk, cookies and other treats after the holiday music showcase.
Christmas staff appreciation breakfast – Parents bring a potluck holiday breakfast to the teachers and staff, thanking them for all their work.
Chill Out reading event – Students enjoy a morning of reading together in the gym with blankets, pillows, and cocoa from the PTO.
Turn off TV Week – During the annual book fair in March, the PTO hosts fun events in the evening. Past theme nights include an ice cream social with bingo, arts and crafts, a Legos presentation, and new in 2018, a school talent show.
Camp Read-a-Lot – PTO hosts this fun reading event where kids enjoy reading in a relaxed camplike atmosphere with refreshments.
Spring concert refreshments – Parents bring tasty treats for all to consume after the spring musical showcase.
Eighth grade graduation refreshments – Parents prepare and serve bars, cakes and cookies along with beverages after the eight-grade graduation ceremony.
All-school carnival – The last day of school is reserved for an all-school carnival hosted by the PTO to kick off summer vacation.
Washington Caldwell's Parent Teacher Organization is made up of many dedicated and caring parents who love Washington-Caldwell School, the incredible staff who work with our kids and the amazing students who make volunteering for the PTO so much fun! We invite you to join us at our meetings the third Thursday of the month during the school year. Meetings are held in the school library from 5:30pm - 6:30pm. Child care is provided by the National Honor Society students. Any suggestions and comments are welcome and appreciated. We truly hope to see you there!