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PTO--Parent/Teacher Organization

Visit the Foothills PTO Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/Foothills-Elementary-PTO-Salem-Utah-900972083589612/

PTO Co-Presidents--

Erin Gappmayer--(801) 921-0917

Cari Hansen--(435) 340-0829

Secretary--Adrienne Walker--801-709-1186

The Parent Teacher Organization works because of the wonderful volunteers that donate their time and money. We are always looking for more help. Many of the activities have their own email list and they are contacted as volunteers are needed. If you are interested in receiving any of these emails, please contact Erin Gappmayer at erin.gappmayer@gmail.com.
The following are the activities that the PTO sponsors for 2019-2020:
 
Once a month Brunch/Snack for Teachers
We provide a small snack/treat/brunch item once a month to show our appreciation for all of the work the teachers and staff do for our kids. Parents donate the food items and help set it up in the teachers lounge as well.
 
Dinners for Teachers during SEP's (Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences)
The teachers get a quick half an hour break (in a very long day) to eat some dinner. The PTO provides this dinner, many of which come from parents volunteering to bring side dishes and desserts!
 
Expressions (replacement for Reflections)
This is an artistic competition that the students can enter. It will take place near the end of October. Because we changed from a PTA to a PTO, we are no longer able to participate in the PTA sponsored Reflections. This program was created to still give the students a chance to show off their creative genius.


Military Appreciation Week - Nov. 11-15
The PTO honors our military and has special activities throughout this week to teach our children about the armed forces. The PTO helps with a flag ceremony as well as provides lunch for the veterans that come to eat lunch in the cafeteria. Any veterans that are related to kids that go to our school are invited (and their spouse), but we don't want to make them eat school lunch! If you have a veteran that would like to come, please let the PTO know the week before. 
 
Red Ribbon Week - January 21-24
The PTO teaches the kids about the importance of not doing drugs, internet safety and a couple other safety precautions. 
 
Teacher Appreciation Week - April 20-24
The PTO shows our gratitude this week by providing snacks and a meal or two. We have parents volunteer to donate food, set up and clean up, and help with other activities throughout the week.