The MLS PTO Annual Fund is comprised of tax-deductible donations from Meriwether Lewis Elementary School families and friends. The Annual Fund campaign runs from October 1 through December 31, 2015 and supports the school’s strategic priorities as identified by the MLS principal and teaching team and approved by voting members of the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) Board.

Dr. Irani and the MLS teaching leads have identified the following three strategic funding projects for the 2015-2016 Annual Fund:

  • Sustain the Professional Development Fund for teachers ($13,000)

  • New Playground Equipment for rear playground ($25,000) -- see proposed schematic below

  • Funding for World Language Program (cost TBD)

Proposed Playground equipment

Proposed Playground equipment

This year’s priorities will provide phenomenal learning opportunities for our students. The Professional Development Fund will continue to ensure that all MLS teachers have the opportunity to attend a national conference every three years. The new playground will create a cutting-edge outdoor learning environment that will engage our kids in new ways. The World Language Program will foster a global perspective in our students and will also promote higher levels of critical thinking. Research shows that kids who learn another language are better problem-solvers and analytic thinkers.

Our goal is 100% participation from Meriwether Lewis families. All contributions are confidential. Every gift of any size is meaningful and makes a difference!

You may donate online using your credit card. You may also mail your donation via backpack mail or U.S. Mail to MLS PTO - Annual Fund, 1610 Owensville Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901. You can download and print a donation card by clicking here. Checks should be made payable to MLS PTO.  

Thank you for all you to do support MLS teachers and students!

Bryce and Monty Harris                    Samantha and Doug Hartog
MLS Annual Fund Co-Chairs             MLS Annual Fund Co-Chairs