Welcome to the Capitol Hill PTO Homepage!

Welcome to the Capitol Hill PTO Homepage!

  • Weekly News

    PTO Meeting Notes - Monday, September 18, 6:15-7:30pm Red Cafeteria at Capitol Hill



    • Board introduced themselves since we haven’t met in person for over a year.  Co-Chair Allison introduced Mr. Freeman, Capitol Hill’s principal


    • Dinner from 5:30-6:00pm then start PTO meeting
    • Have child care in the Blue Atrium so the kids can see their parents

    Budget Udates and Budget Proposal

    • In 2022-2023 at the very end of the fiscal year, we overspent $8,000

      • We do not have a negative balance because we have borrowed from Club money that PTO holds for this

      • Clubs should have $12,000

      • Large unexpected Bussing bill was $13,000 up from $7,000 the previous year

      • We encourage teachers to spend their budgets

    • Direct Drive fundraising asking for $40,000 instead of $25,000

    • Read-a-thon fundraiser in February, last year raised $42,000

    • Suggested to explain that Field trips, Voice, Choice and Joy day, 8th grade celebration, classroom necessities 

    • Suggestions on raising money

      • Have QR codes at events asking for donations, saying the event is sponsored by PTO

      • In February - have an ask for 8th grade donation

      • In May and June - have an ask for a start-up teacher fund

      • Ask parents to check if their company matches donations

      • Note on Field trip permission slips that PTO sponsored the trip, ask for a donation if possible

      • Ask Mr. Putnam’s Media Arts Specialist to make a video of all the things the PTO pays for and ask for donations

      • Find a Box Top person 

      • Have a fundraising drive for Voice, Choice and Joy Day possibly in March/April

      • Letter to Parents asking for donations - Brandon and Michelle

      • Promote Amazon Wish list to help teachers get the classroom supplies they need 

      • Great Gatherings  - fundraiser - create a gathering, cost to attend, also offer scholarships

    Vote on 2023-2024 PTO Budget

    • Do you support the 2023-2024 Budget? 

      • Yes: 18

      • No: 1 - hope for revision for VCJ day



    • Grandparents Day - October 6

    • Science Event 

    • Doing Good Together - Need volunteers

    • November 27th next PTO meeting


Capitol Hill Spirit Wear

  • The 2023-2024 Capitol Hill PTO Board is:

    Allison Burnett (Co-Chair)

    Reier Erickson (Co-Chair)

    Dr. Kristin Morris (Equity Lead)

    Michelle Mitchell (Treasurer)

    Rachael Sewell (Secretary)

    Brendan Foote (Fundraising Lead)

    John Mayock (Elementary teacher rep)

    Lisa Schibel (Middle School teacher rep)

    Linda Morrison (Middle School teacher rep)

    Please reach out to ptochair.capitolhill@gmail.com with any questions

Support the PTO

  • You can support Capitol Hill PTO and get a tax deduction!

    Direct Drive - Our annual drive to gather donations directly! Contributions may be made by check, cash, or electronically through GiveMN.org or PayPal. The more we are able to raise funds through direct donations, the fewer fundraiser events we must host; therefore freeing our time and efforts to support the school and students with more educational services and experiences. Support our school while getting a tax deduction.

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