What We Do
Student Socials – Every fall and spring, the PTO organizes a student social for each grade. The socials are immediately after school and include activities such as volleyball, food, music and fun.
8th Grade Farewell – Every May, the PTO hosts a fun-filled farewell to our graduating 8th Graders. Students can enjoy games, food, and many other activities.
Project Success Math Tutoring – Students receive free math tutoring once a week from fantastic volunteers.
Teacher Appreciation Week – The first week of May, the PTO honors our teachers with various surprises with the help of students and parents.
Fairs and Bees – FMS holds various science and social studies fairs throughout the year, as well as geography and spelling bees. The PTO supports them by providing volunteers.
Classroom Needs – When teachers need materials or items for their classrooms not provided by the school district, the PTO steps in to help.
School Supplies Kits – Each year, the PTO hosts a school supplies kit sale to make it easier and faster for students to buy their supplies in one place, for a great price.
Book Fair – Each fall, the PTO hosts a Scholastic Book Fair for the school library. This is a major fundraiser for the Ferguson IMC because it helps them earn new books for the shelves to keep the students interested in reading.
Box Tops & More – The PTO collects Box Tops, Campbell's Soup Labels, Tyson labels, and Coke Rewards Points a few times during the school year. Classes with the most collected labels win a pizza party.
Sports Concessions – The PTO hosts food concessions during many of the school’s sports games.
Spirit Wear – The PTO holds periodic spirit wear sales to boost school spirit.
Kroger Community Rewards – Parents can register their Kroger Plus Card to the Ferguson PTO, so that every time they shop, FMS gets a small percentage each quarter.
Fall & Spring Fundraisers – The PTO holds larger fundraisers once in the spring and once in the fall. Our goal is to not have fundraisers that require students to go door-to-door, but to have fundraisers that provide desirable and quality product s to families.
Holidaygrams – Every December, the PTO offers holiday-themed, candygram-style items for students to send to one another.
Teacher Support – This is an on-going need for our school. Requests are submitted by Mr. Wolgast and/or other staff members and teachers. Volunteers will be asked to help with teacher luncheons/parent conferences, classroom needs and/or other ways to support our teachers and school. E-mails will be sent out to request help as they arise.
IMC/Library -- Volunteers are needed to help reshelf and check out books for students and assist the librarian with other tasks as needed. This position is usually at a set time, once each week.
Book Fair – Each year volunteers are needed to help with our book fair. This is a major fundraiser for the Ferguson IMC. Volunteers will be needed to assist in book sales and re-stocking book fair items.
School Photo Day – 6 to 8 volunteers are needed to assist the photographers. An email will be sent out to request help with this event.
Student Socials/Activities - Volunteers are needed to chaperone, and serve soda/food. Written guidelines are available for this event.
Project Success Math Tutoring – We need volunteers to provide free math tutoring to students once a week. Most of the tutors come from the base, but we can never have too many volunteers!
I Can Help Where Needed - If you are someone who would like to help the PTO where needed, please be sure to provide your e-mail address on our PTO envelope (or in an email to the link below) so we can let you know when help is needed.
PTO Board Position Descriptions
President – This person leads the PTO by delegating tasks and responsibilities to board members and volunteers. They lead the monthly PTO meetings and are the official PTO representative for the school.
Secretary – This person takes minutes at the monthly PTO meetings and emails them out to the PTO board members.
Treasurer – This person, along with the Co-treasurer, is responsible for tracking all incoming and outgoing money to the PTO bank account, writing checks and depositing funds, and all other tasks related to PTO funds.
Co-treasurer – This person works alongside the other treasurer, sharing responsibilities and providing a system of checks and balances.
Fundraising Coordinator – This person plans and executes various fundraising events throughout the year.
Fundraising Assistant – This person assists the Fundraising Coordinator with executing PTO fundraisers throughout the year.
Box Tops & More Coordinator – This person runs the Box Tops & More program. They organize collections, contests, and redemptions.
Volunteer Coordinator – This person coordinates volunteers for events and fundraisers throughout the year.
Events Coordinator – This person plans and leads several student events throughout the school year, such as the student socials.
Web Master – This person manages the official PTO web page, as well as the PTO’s Facebook page.
Historian – This person keeps a record of events happening at Ferguson and clips newspaper articles to save for the scrap book. This person also keeps the PTO shadow box in the lobby updated.
If you are interested in any of the above activities, positions, or opportunities,
please contact Julie Sanderson at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer or to learn more information about the PTO and what we do.
Thank you for supporting your PTO.
We can not do what we do without your help!!!
Last Modified on May 16, 2013