November 30, 2020

About the Totem Falls PTO

WELCOME BACK TOTEM FALLS ELEMENTARY 2020-2021

Dear Totem Falls Families:
Whether you are a returning family or new to our community, please let me extend a warm welcome on behalf of the Totem Falls Parent Teacher Organization (PTO).

For those of you who are unfamiliar with us, we are a volunteer organization made up of parents, teachers, administrators, and support staff who are all dedicated to the successful education of our children. The TF PTO works hard to help make the school year both enjoyable and exciting for students, teachers, parents and staff.

As we are all aware, this year will look very different from year’s past. It will still be the mission of the PTO to support the educational and environmental enrichment of our students as well as promote communication between the administration, staff, parents and the community and encourage Totem Falls school spirit and pride.

Though in more limited capacity this year, we are still looking forward to meeting families, parents/guardians, and grandparents that would like to get involved with our PTO this school year. Every parent/guardian is already a member of the PTO and we encourage you get involved! We would love for you to show your support by participating in PTO meetings, events and activities planned throughout the year. We are diligently working on establishing the calendar of events, and as soon as we have more concrete information, it will be posted to the PTO website, Facebook page and/or sent to you via email. Please be sure to check in often, as the calendar may change quickly.

Our PTO will kick off the year with a socially distanced outdoor event at a local park this year! We have invited the Kona Ice Truck for families to enjoy a frozen treat, celebrate the start of a new year and wave to a few friends! Kim Brown, the owner of Kona Ice has generously agreed for 33% of all the proceeds to go directly back to our PTO. Without any major fundraising this year, this is one simple way you can support both Totem Falls and one of our local small businesses! Please keep an eye out on the website and Facebook page for a specific date in the coming weeks.

We hope to see you soon and look forward to tackling the year ahead with a strong determination, compassion in our hearts, a lot of grace, and MUCH love for Totem Falls Elementary!

Sincerely,

Tami Zevenbergen, President

This is Your Parent Teacher Organization! The PTO is a non-profit organization that is made up of parents that have students attending Totem Falls.

All parents and teachers are members of this great organization that has done so many wonderful things for our school. We have a huge group of volunteers working with our teachers and students helping with reading, art, science, events, and so much more. We have wonderful fundraising projects that have raised money to purchase things like the CAP program, the running track, the smart board in the library, document cameras, music systems, listening stations, books, and so much more.