The Sunset Ridge/Middlefork PTO is comprised of parent-volunteers who work closely with faculty, staff and administration throughout the school year to develop and enhance the school experience of our children in District 29. The PTO manages and finances a variety of programs and assists the District in upgrading our facilities and curriculum.
Our PTO welcomes the input and involvement of all parents - it couldn't operate without YOU! To learn more about the individual roles within the PTO, please visit Who We Are.
We look forward to seeing you at our PTO Meetings and hope that you will consider volunteering and/or supporting our PTO events and fundraisers.
You can also find PTO information on our Facebook Page.
Do you know what the PTO does every year?
Funds the AM Rec program at Sunset Ridge
Provides interesting speakers and author visits for both schools
Supports the administration's grade transition program
Provides meals for the teachers during conferences twice a year
Publishes and maintains the online directory
Recognizes teacher and staff anniversaries and retirements
Organizes our holiday gift giving project with The Northwest Settlement House
Provides catering for special events
Beautifies both schools by planting and maintaining the planters
Organizes and staffs the Junior Great Books program
Publishes the creative writing magazine, Kaleidoscope
Purchases new library books for both libraries
Contributes to the funding of the 6th grade Outdoor Ed program
Searches for and funds engaging assemblies for both schools
Celebrates our teachers and staff during Teacher Appreciation Week
Matches new families with mentor families, and welcomes them at our New Family Ice Cream Social
Celebrates the start of the school year with a special event for all students and their families
Coordinates and staffs an annual Book Fair
Plans a bi-annual Winter Benefit
Organizes and staffs the annual PTO Family Fun Fair
Publishes a monthly newsletter
Spearheads special programing and events for the 8th grade
Coordinates the 6th grade Social Dance program
Staffs both lunchrooms with servers and cashiers
Helps to organize and staff the 3rd grade Bike Safety Week
Coordinates the purchasing and distribution of school supply kits
Works in close connection to FAN and The Alliance for Early Childhood
Distributes funds for special projects through our PTO Gifts program
And so much more!
We cannot provide these programs and services to our schools without your help! The PTO collects dues from parents, which can be paid online. Additionally, we host annual fundraising events throughout the school year, such as:
The Book Fair
An annual Winter Benefit or letter writing campaign
We have a great group of enthusiastic parents, and we always welcome your input and participation. Please sign in or contact the school office for more detailed information.