End-of-Year Report from Our PTO Presidents

Dear Meriwether Lewis Community,

We wanted to thank everyone for a fabulous 2015-2016 school year and for all of your support throughout the year. We are especially thankful for all of the people who stepped into leadership positions on the board and as committee chairs as well as to all of you who volunteered on committees, in the classroom, and by sending in food and supplies to support our teachers.  Volunteer support is the most important day-in and day-out contribution we can make.

 Our combined financial support has also made a huge difference this year.

•    We contributed $30,000 to the new playground, which will be constructed this summer! This was due in large part to the holdover of annual funds from last year.

•    We contributed $15,000 to Year Two of the PTO Professional Development Fund. Click here to read how funds were spent this year.

•   We contributed $6,000 for a mobile Promethean ActivPanel for our new French Program.

•   We contributed $20,000 for 5-6 fixed classroom Activpanels. If you would like to learn more about these panels, click here and here for information. This is a really amazing opportunity for our students and teachers. A giant Promethean Wall is being installed in the library so every student at MLS will have an opportunity to experience this new technology.

•   We contributed $7,000 to a pilot fund, The Project-Based Learning Fund, which will allow teachers to apply for funds above and beyond their classroom funds so that they can purchase materials for project-based learning.

We continue to be excited about our Bluebirds Care Initiative and hope we can continue this program for years to come. If you missed it, click here for a great news segment about one project that several classes participated in throughout the year. 

Finally, thank you to our teachers and administrators who do so much behind the scenes to make Meriwether Lewis the special place that it is. We are grateful that our children come to school each day under your care.

We hope everyone has a fun and safe summer! 

Mindy Goodall and Peggy Williams
MLS PTO Co-Presidents 2015-2016