PTO Annual Fund Drive

Every year the Newton Middle School PTO holds ONE primary fundraiser…the PTO Annual Fund Drive, where 100% of donations are directly deposited into the PTO account. This means there are no fees withheld by third parties, no students serving as sales force on their neighborhood streets during a pandemic, etc.
This year our goal is to raise $30,000. We are recommending a donation of $150 per family which equates than less than a dollar-a-day that are students are learning, whether in the classrooms, or virtually at home. But, please know that EVERY GIFT COUNTS.

What does PTO do with the money you donate?

  • Funding of capital improvements such as enhancements for the Rock Wall in the new building, refinishing of the gymnasium floor, refurbishing of lockers, new AV/sound equipment
  • Funding of classroom enhancements like the Reading Counts program, heart monitors for the PE program, drones for Knight Time enrichment
  • Funding of teacher grants, both in the building for Newton staff and at the LPS district level
  • Supporting student families that have been confidentially identified by the counseling staff as needing a hand up during the holidays with gift cards for groceries and presents, and in non-pandemic years, the Backpack Program
  • Funding the FUN so there’s Halloween candy for trick-or-treating, end of year celebrations, shirts for students, car magnets for families and more.
  • Funding monthly staff appreciation because it’s our hope that monthly gifts and services for our entire staff will lighten their loads in these unprecedented times.

If you are able, please donate. We’re running the Annual Fund Drive from now through the end of December 2020. 

Donate one time with a credit card via PayPal or set up monthly payments.

CORPORATE MATCH As a 501(c)3 nonprofit, Newton Middle School PTO qualifies for Corporate Matching. If your company matches donations, please ask at work about requirements. This document provides a step-by-step how to. If you have questions, please email PTO treasurer Sandra Barnes at treasurernewtonpto[at]gmail[dot]com.

Your donation directly impacts your child’s educational experience.
*Newton PTO is a 501(c)3 organization, so your entire donation is tax-deductible.