PTO Programs & Events
Special Note for the 2020-2021 School Year
PTO is working to offer programs, content and ways to connect in our new virtual school world. Below is a catalog of programs that we currently hope we can offer this year. This list will grow over the coming months as we creatively pivot to support our school and community while we are under distance learning protocols. We invite input and ideas...and, of course, help! Please contact the PTO Board if you would like to share your ideas, feedback, or offer volunteer help.
PTO underwrites various classroom enrichment programs, community events, school support needs, classroom spending grants, and technology investments with your generous pledge drive donations. Pledged funds are not used for extracurricular activities... they are invested in programs and events that all students have access to in the classroom, at the school, or for families to attend after hours.
Extracurricular activities are self-funding through registration fees paid by the participants. Separate registration procedures & guidelines are required to participate in these activities. PTO parent volunteers manage these programs and coordinate the details with contracted vendors &/or other Silver Oak volunteers to make it possible to offer such activities to our students.
Virtual Program Catalog
Below are the programs, events and support that Silver Oak PTO plans provides to our school this year. We invite you to click through available links below (more links are coming!) to learn more about what we offer our students, both in the classroom and as optional programs... as well as how your pledge dollars enrich Silver Oak School.
|S.T.E.A.M. in a Bag||Math Olympiad (4-6th)|
|Geography Bee||Math Kangaroo (1st-6th)|
|- Mystery Science (K-6th)|
|Virtual Art Instruction & Supplies||Virtual Student Showcase|
|Battle of the Books|
|- Accelerated Reader (AR) Testing|
|Walk/Bike @ Home Challenge|
|Red Ribbon Week|
|Watch Party Movie Night|
|Virtual BINGO Night|
|Focused Fundraising Event||Beneficiary...|
|Fall Pledge Drive||All Students / All Classrooms|
|Virtual Book Fair||Silver Oak Library|
|Virtual Teacher For-A-Day Auction||Classroom Grants|
|Fitness Run @ Home Challenge||Physical Education, Health & Wellness|
|Classroom Grants||-||Expense grant of $45 per student for classroom teachers (i.e. Class of 30 students receives a grant of $1,350)|
|Classroom Copy Grants||-||Up to $40 in school copies per month per classroom|
|School Support Grant||-||$7.5K grant to bridge the operational school budget gap for Silver Oak|
|Roundtable Luncheon Meetings||-||Quarterly teacher-PTO virtual meetings to receive feedback, discuss classroom needs, and assess current programs|
|Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week||-||Modest teacher & staff gifts are provided to express our appreciation on behalf of the student families during this national week of recognition|