|I am writing this letter to try and clear up several
questions surrounding Arnoldsburg PTO fund-raisers.|
Arnoldsburg PTO supports the school by funding trips
(Disney on Ice, Cedar Creek, etc.), purchasing
workbooks, Reading is Fundamental (RIF)books, and we
have now purchased new furniture for every classroom
at the school.
This year we raised over $10,000 at the Molasses
Festival, making our balance $13,500.
We had already
voted to replace our old PTO booth with a new, road
approved $8,000 booth that has a storage tank for
water, hot water heater, new refrigerator, etc. We
hope to use this booth and go to the Wood Festival,
Black Walnut Festival and other events.
We also spend around $2500 EACH YEAR on the students
Christmas gift. So, with the $8,000 for the booth and
$2,500 for Christmas that left us with $3,000.
Mrs. Tetrick, the principal, asked the PTO to purchase
new floor tile for the classrooms that still had some
carpet in them. This needed to be done for health
reasons, the students nap on the carpet and it is very
unsanitary. The estimate for the tile was $7900. We
had hoped that the Board of Education would help us in
purchasing this, but they are unable to do so.
price of the tile clearly exceeds the amount of money
that we have left. Therefore, we felt that in order
to purchase this tile that it would be necessary to do
We have a wonderful and dedicated group of students,
parents and staff at Arnoldsburg School. I would like
to thank each business, or individual that has
supported PTO in the past and hope that we can
continue to work together. I hope this clears up whatthe PTO money is used for and that we can continue to
make Arnoldsburg School the best that it can be.