Welcome to the 2022/2023 school year at CMS! The mission of the Carmel Middle School PTO is to strengthen and enhance our children’s education and development through the collaborative effort of parents, teachers, and administrators. We’re here to help provide the highest possible educational experience for our students by allowing them to reach maximum potential in all aspects of school life.
Every year, the CMS PTO raises funds and mobilizes parent volunteers to elevate our students’ CMS experience. One of our largest expenses every year is funding a stipend to every teacher at the school to support classroom activities, but we also supplement:
- student scholarships
- special classroom needs
- lunch-time clubs & activities
- honors ceremonies
- Renaissance Faire
- MEarth Habitat lessons
- after-school sports
- end-of-year parties
- promotion ceremony
- ...and more!!
During the 2022/2023 school year, the PTO was able to fund and organize the following teacher requests and student activities:
- New Student Outreach
- Ohana Day
- 6th grade welcome t-shirts
- Big kid trikes
- Advisory snacks
- New Parent Outreach events
- Teacher appreciation week food, snacks, and drinks
- 8th grade dance (Au Revoir Cougars...Bonjour Summer!) and 8th grade brunch (Donut Forget About Me!)
Fun Friday snacks and prizes
Leadership snacks and prizes
Academic competition participation fees
Academic competition participant and winner lunches and prizes (spelling bee, geo bee)
Battle of the books winner lunches
Items for Eco Literacy
Red Ribbon Week
All the school dances
Directors for both the Fall and Spring plays
Music in the Parks (Great America)
Nancy Fowler Music scholarship
Guest Speaker - Jesse Billauer
Chinese New Year
Bird Seed for the Habitat
SPED rewards and lunches
New uniforms for after-school sports
Nepal fundraiser lunch
Various teacher grants, such as the purchasing of new equipment for Fun Friday events, a 3D printer for Robotics & Engineering, and cooking supplies for Chinese class.
...and much more!
We would love your participation! Please consider joining our next monthly meeting, contributing to our annual fundraiser, or volunteering your time. Here’s to an amazing year for our kids!