Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year at Field Elementary! My name is Brandie Dessauer (pronounced “DESS-hour”), and I am your PTO President. I served last year on the PTO board as the Communications Co-Chair and I have two daughters who are in kindergarten and 2nd grade. I am looking forward to an outstanding and fun year at Field, serving our brilliant and diverse population of teachers, administrators, and students.
Why should you participate? The Field Elementary PTO brings together parents who want their children to have the best possible experience during their time at Field Elementary. These formative years are so important. Throughout the year, we encourage you to join us at meetings and events, volunteer your time, and (most importantly) enjoy our activities! Involvement is one of the best ways to build relationships through the school: with teachers and staff, with other parents, and with your child’s classmates.
What does the PTO do? The PTO’s mission is to raise a substantial portion of Field Elementary’s discretionary budget to support critical initiatives that would otherwise go unfunded. Last year, we raised over $50,000, which was accomplished by fundraising events, spirit item sales, and generous donations by families and local businesses. With these funds, we were able to help repair the marquis sign, install new turf mounds and provide important arts program funding. Our 2022/2023 goal is to REACH FOR THE STARS and set a fundraising target of $75,000! We strive for equity and inclusion in all that we do and the PTO board will be working with the school administration in the coming weeks to plan where our investments are made. Stay tuned…
We look forward to seeing you all soon and working together as we strive to make this the most rewarding school year yet!