Welcome to vallemar

Hello wonderful Vallemar Community and welcome to the 2022/2023 school year! 

 

I’m going to let you in on a little secret. YOU are the PTO. You all are. You make up the PTO body and everyone contributes to make this school the very best for our students, families and staff! That said, we’d love an opportunity to meet you at our PTO board meetings every second Tuesday of the month. This gives us our platform to brainstorm new and exciting fundraising ideas, make decisions for future spending and collect valued input from the entire PTO body. Our PTO is charged with raising about $135,000 per year, which is roughly $300 per student, in order to offer and support programs like art, physical education, music, library, vAcademy and much more.  Through PTO donations we have funded class grants so that teachers can offer field trips, replace equipment and supplement helpful teaching materials throughout the year. The PTO has always been able to provide these opportunities through a variety of thoughtful, community based fundraisers throughout the year with our most basic fundraiser being our direct ask to families. Bottom line is your direct donation goes straight to programs and equipment that round out your child’s education, and it is our biggest fundraiser all year. You can donate a yearly lump sum or set it up as a smaller monthly donation, whichever way your family is most comfortable contributing. Our focus doesn’t stop at monetary needs. In fact, I’d like to say, over the years, we’ve made an even bigger movement, maintaining a positive, enriching community-based atmosphere by creating opportunities for families to gather, and learn together. We have successfully made more successful school family relationships, set a foundation for future growing and collaborating, and encouraged our children to find positive ways to interact. If ever you have any questions about the Vallemar PTO, or how to get involved, we are here for you. Please do not hesitate to reach out. I know I speak for our entire board when I say we feel such pride to be part of a school community full of passionate parents and families like yourselves and look forward to making this year and all the rest to come, nothing short of positively inspiring to our kids and all of Pacifica.  Thank you.  

 

Charlotte Allen, PTO President

7th grade parent