SINCE APRIL 2013, BMMA’s PTO HAS BEEN ABLE TO:

Organize-

  • campus workdays, including interior work and landscaping, as well as campus cleanup community forums 
  • run the school library- including donations, cataloguing, training and organizing parent volunteers, working with the school to provide all library services
  • after-school enrichment program, including clubs and classes for the 2014/15 school year
  • manage the school’s Facebook page and blog, as well as Montessori Monday
  • articles of incorporation with the state of CA, as well as 501(c)3 status for the PTO
  • biannual Staff/Teacher Appreciation events and gifts, as well as welcome flowers for teachers on the first day of school both years
  • weekly information emails/newsletters

Offer Community Outreach-

  • annual food drives
  • shoe drive (spring 2014)
  • run the Care Closet
  • regular park and beach family playdates/get-togethers
  • PTO Community Garden corner
  • Relay for Life events
  • annual Screen-Free Week

Fundraise and Build Community Building

  • Fall Festival
  • ake Care Fair (spring 2014)
  • monthly Dine-Outs
  • food trucks at school events
  • family movie events
  • events like bowling, movies, and waterpark dates
  • monthly Community Coffee Mornings
  • bi-annual Book Fairs
  • CSA pickup at BMMA

To Date- BMMA's PTO Has Raised Over $37,000- This Money Has Purchased/Provided-

  • windows, SolaTubes, and natural light throughout the two-story  building
  • BMMA garden supplies
  • chicken coop and supplies
  • outdoor shade structures (to be installed in fall 2015)
  • 15% of the Upper El and Adolescent field trip costs for spring 2015
  • 24 teacher mini-grants
  • teacher continuing education and professional development funds
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AND MORE TO COME….How will you be involved?