The South School PTO is committed to providing support to our teachers and students, as well as cultivating community through a wide range of events.

Total expenses for 2018-2019 are $35,406 and fall into three categories.  This matches our fundraising goal of $35,406.

Student Programming

This line item reflects immediate impact on the South School curriculum.  In addition to underwriting the various Curriculum Enrichment programs in each grade and school wide, the PTO also provides the school with vital funds to invest in curricular tools and technology.

Curriculum Enrichment:  $22,040

Specialist Classroom Support: $3,900

Schoolwide Spending: $3,000

Faculty Support & Appreciation

Every day South School teachers and staff challenge, inspire, and care for our children.  This is our chance to extend a personal thank you to these remarkable adults.  This year features first day of school gifts (fleece jackets and a South School lanyard) and a weeklong celebration of teaching and learning during Teacher Appreciation Week in the spring.


Faculty Support & Teacher Appreciation: $3,266

Community Building

South School is a community of students, faculty and families.  The PTO sponsors events throughout where these three groups can come together to make connections and establish new friendships.  In addition, we have occasional expenses that come with the running with the PTO.

Community Events and Outreach: $1,800

Administrative Expenses: $1,400


Our PTO budget represents a $70 per child expenditure.  All of this programming and opportunities for approximately $7.50 per child per month!

We have four general types of fundraisers throughout the year.


Please consider making a donation to the PTO Pledge Drive.  These gifts are tax deductible, provide the foundation for our funding, and are truly appreciated!

Pledge Drive (September)

Box Tops (2x a year):  Don't throw away those box tops in your pantry, send them into school and we turn them into cash!

Having Fun While Supporting PTO

The PTO coordinates a variety of activities and opportunities for our families to come together while also supporting South!

Fall Fest (October)

Math-a-thon (Winter)

½ Day Programs (Year Road)

Dining Out Programs (Year Round)

Sweetheart Dance (February)

Spring Fling (May)

When You Buy, You Support PTO

We are fortunate to have found partnerships with a variety of organizations who give back a percentage of their sales to the PTO.

Smolak Farms Pie Sale: buy your holiday pies via this Pie Sale a percentage of the sales go back to South (October)

Spirit Wear: outfit your students with South gear for the year (Year Round)

Book Fair:  support our library by buying books at the Book Fair (November)

Snowflake Shop: purchases some holiday gifts for others or treat yourself at this pop up shop held at South (December)

Amazon Smile:  choose South School PTO as your selected charity and South will receive a donation from Amazon Smile (Year Round)

Take A Chance

One of our most popular fundraisers as families take a chance on winning big in our Cash Calendar program.

Cash Calendar (October)

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55 Woburn Street

Andover, Massachusetts 01810