Bethlehem School PTO Has Very Successful First Year

Published: Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 02:50 PM.

For the upcoming First Annual Springtime Heritage Day at Bethlehem School scheduled for April 13, the PTO will host a live auction, plant sale and old time photos.

All funds raised will be used to help cover the costs of future projects and special events, and for programs in support of the teachers, such as the Teacher's Angel Project.

Current and Future Projects headed by the Bethlehem School PTO:

Greenhouse and Garden Project: The PTO Agricultural Committee worked hard to organize the cleaning and preparation of an on site greenhouse at the school, and is currently growing plants for sale at the upcoming Springtime Heritage Day Festival on April 13th. They also applied for and were awarded a grant by Walmart Stores to purchase some of the supplies needed for their future plans for this project, which include raised bed gardens, a butterfly garden, and classroom projects for the elementary students.

Arts and Music: PTO President and Music and Arts Committee Chairperson Tamra Kriser has played an integral role in the plans to add a music and arts program to the Bethlehem School curriculum. She drafted a petition to do so, which was signed by over 700 community members, including students and parents who support the plans for this new program. The Holmes District School Board was approached with the request in January of this year, and the petition was submitted for their consideration. The School Board has assured Mrs. Kriser that they are in the process of moving towards this goal. At this time, the first annual “Bethlehem's Got Talent” talent show has been approved, and is currently being planned for sometime in May where the student’s performing and visual arts talents will be showcased.

Teacher's Angel Project: This is a PTO fundraising project which will help teachers to get the supplies they need for their classrooms without having to purchase the items themselves.

Bethlehem School PTO Quarterly Newsletter: The first copy of the newsletter will be designed by the PTO Publicist Committee by year-end, and will be released quarterly from that point forward.

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