The Thornapple Parents Teacher Organization consists of all Thornapple School Parents adn Staff. The purpose of the PTO is to generate funds to support educational programs and to sponsor community building events and provide instructional support that will halp enhance the educational and social environment for our children as well as creating a caring comunity for our families.
The PTO Board is responsible for working with Thornapple staff to develop an annual budget for the distribution of PTO funds. Almost all of the funds generated by the PTO go directly into the classroom and school supplies, materials and programs. A small amount for overhead is utilized and taxes are paid. All PTO social events are to be self-funding so that the fundraising dollars are reserved for educational expenditures. The annual budget is voted on at the first Fall General Meeting by any parents and staff in attendance. Any additional expenditure over $500 that is made in the course of the year also required a PTO Board vote.
A minimum of (2) General Meetings are heald throughout the year to inform parents of fundraising and budget process, discuss planning of events and programs, and discuss expenditures. Guest Speakers may also be invited to provide information on topics relevant to our families. For the convenience of our families, we offer two meeting times – one in the afternoon and one in the evening.