PTO Information 2012-2013
We would like to clarify the PTO objectives, which include coordinating fund-raising activities, providing services and sponsoring social events. The mission of the PTO is to provide a link between the parents and the school staff, and to coordinate projects throughout the school year to benefit the entire Fairbrook family. There is NO membership fee, all Fairbrook parents are members of the PTO.
The infamous "Nut Sale" combined with a few other fundraisers raise funds for additional equipment and learning aids throughout the school. The funds are disbursed in the spring in the form of computers, software, AV materials and other important needs as prioritized by the PTO, Fairbrook administration, and staff. The Nut Sale is scheduled for October.
In contrast, the PTO also sponsors a variety of projects whose purpose is not to raise money but to provide opportunities for social interaction, and to provide services for busy Fairbrook families. These activities are not meant to be major fund-raisers; when funds are raised over the cost of an event or service they are placed in the PTO general fund and distributed in the spring. Other PTO events include (dates are subject to change):
The PTO members also provide necessary volunteer hours to benefit Fairbrook students and teachers. Volunteers arrange and coordinate the above projects as well as help in the office, clinic, IMC, and classrooms. Volunteers also assist with new student orientations, teacher appreciation and welcome back lunches, kindergarten registration and assessment, and playground maintenance and improvements.
Watch the Fairbrook Flashes for information on upcoming PTO meetings. If all parents volunteer a few hours each month the rewards would be immeasurable. Remember that studies have proven that children whose parents are actively involved in their activities and education consistently score higher on standardized tests and are better adjusted students.
Actively participating in the PTO activities and attending PTO meetings is the best way for Fairbrook parents to share in their children’s educational experience. Throughout the year parents will receive the Fairbrook Flashes newsletter which gives information about school activities. Meetings are tentatively scheduled for the second Thursday of each month. Monthly PTO meetings are open to all Fairbrook parents. Meetings are held in the IMC (library) and begin at 6:30 PM. The meeting dates are listed on the calendar.
Product Rewards Programs
The product reward programs Fairbrook participates in are underway. Please remember to collect and send in the UPC’s from Campbell’s and Pepperidge Farm products, Box Tops, Tyson A+ labels and donate MyCokeRewards. eBoxTopsforEducation are available through online shopping at many online sites.
Please check the expirationdates; we cannot turn in any expired box tops;
your help to sort them out would be appreciated. You can also find Coupons, recipes and other promotions at
Please send in the UPC’s from participating products. Collection sheets are available at:
Please send in the red label identified with the “1+2+3 support your school” on them; they are worth 24 cents each!
set up an account and donate your Coke points to Fairbrook.
Codes can be found on all Coke products, the web site will give you more information.
eBoxTopsforEducation - http://btfe.com
Also, the easiest way for our school to earn rewards funds is through shopper’s cards. Many cards, including Kroger, Target, Meijer and Dorothy Lane Market issue rewards to our school just for your one time registration to designate Fairbrook. Here are the websites to register your cards. Please try to take a moment to do this before you do all of your Thanksgiving and Christmas shopping!
· Click on the green rectangle that says, “Cincinnati, Ohio”
· Click on “enroll now” [link highlighted in blue]
· Login to your Kroger account or create an account (using your Kroger Shopper’s card)
· In the box under “Find your organization”, type 83188 (this is Fairbrook’s organization #)· Select our school and press “save changes”
Campbells: www.elabelsforeducation.com (to register your Kroger card for Campbell’s)
Boxtops: www.rewardyourschool.com (to register your Kroger card for Boxtops)
Target: www.target.com Log onto your Target account and click on the “take charge of education”
Meijer: www.meijer.com Go to the website and click on the “meijer community rewards” link to register
Dorothy Lane Market: dorothylane.com Go to the “club DLM” link and then “good neighbor”
Last Modified on November 27, 2012