Supporting Your PTO

The Mason-Rice PTO wants to provide options for our families to help support our school and PTO initiatives. Donations of time, materials and financial support are all needed. We are thankful for the generous support from the parent and family community that enables the PTO to provide amazing academic and enrichment programs for our students.

The PTO’s annual budget is funded primarily by our Annual Fund and our Auction. To learn more about the Annual Fund Campaign, click here.

Beyond the Annual Fund, our major fundraisers are as follows:

Online Auction

Typically in January, the PTO hosts its annual online auction, which enables us to support a variety of enrichment programming that would otherwise be unaffordable, including field trips, author visits, multicultural programs, classroom supplies, and staff development.

Parents can help the auction in several ways:

  • Be an Auction Team member:  Help with project management, auction item entry, donation solicitation from local vendors, or other valuable roles.
  • Donate an item or experiences such as a party, wine tasting, vacation house, kayak rental, gift cards, etc.

If you have an idea or can help, email our auction chairs at mrptoauction@gmail.com.

Shopping

Mason-Rice PTO encourages you to participate in the AmazonSmile program and take advantage of our year-round promotions with Mabel’s Labels, Minted, and Box Tops for Education. In addition, at points throughout the year, Mason-Rice Spirit Wear is available through our online store. Community members are notified about these “open shopping” periods via the PTO Notes and our private Facebook page. Be sure to check both for updates and information so you don’t miss the opportunity to place your order!
Click here to learn more.

Book Fair

Our amazing fundraiser and community event, the Book Fair, typically takes place in November each year, transforming the Centre into a children’s bookstore. If is a great opportunity for our children to explore new books and a great way for parents to contribute to the PTO through volunteering and purchasing books. Click here to learn more.