About the Ithaca PTSO

        The Ithaca PTSO is a volunteer group that works toward the improvement of the school. We discuss ideas, problems, fundraisers, activities, and events at our school. Visit our Facebook page, Ithaca PTSO, by clicking on the Facebook icon at the top of the page for more information.  Join our Ithaca PTSO Discussions page to talk about current issues and items that need group input and approval.

 

Some of the fun activities the PTSO provides at little or no cost include:

  • Ithaca Fair - September 24, 2022

    • Bounce House (Free)

    • Temporary Tattoos (Free)

    • Cotton Candy ($1)

    • Slushies ($1)

    • Blind Bags of Treats ($2)

  • Trunk or Treat – October 28, 2022

  • Gingerbread House Fun Night – December 2, 2022

  • Symon’s Free Swim Day - November 13, 2022 and 2 other dates TBA

  • Bingo Night – March 2023 TBA

 Check the Events link on our website or the Ithaca PTSO Facebook page or the Ithaca School website calendar!

Additionally...

Each year we:

  • Provide welcome baskets for new teachers and staff

  • Supply popcorn for the school Friday popcorn sales

  • Provide a meal to teachers during parent/teacher conferences

  • Sponsor the High School recognition program

  • Award a scholarship to graduating seniors

  • Publish the all color Elementary and Middle School yearbook

  • Offer a “Welcome to Ithaca” treat bag to our new 3K-4K students

  • Provide a toner/cell phone/battery/ old markers recycle area

  • Present retiring staff with a token of appreciation

  • Fund the breakfast and raffle prizes for Teacher/ Staff Appreciation Week in May

  • Assist with field trip funding

  • Pay for part of the Phy Ed roller skating unit

  • Provide free feminine hygiene products in the women's bathrooms

  • Fund books/meal for the Family Fun Reading Nights

  • Sponsor snacks for after school Game Club

  • Provide teachers with items cut from their budgets on a case-by-case approval through a funds request form

  • Allow the volleyball/basketball concessions groups to use the popcorn popper purchased with PTSO funds

Fundraising

Our PTSO fundraisers include:

  • The Ithaca apparel and spirit items sales at Picture night, Homecoming, and before Christmas

  • The Rural Route 1 Popcorn sale in September/October

  • Boxtops for Education receipt scan program

 

All monies taken in from our fundraisers go back into projects and activities for our school.

NEW in 2022: We purchased a 55" TV for digital signage in the Commons area.

 

We are always looking for volunteers to help with all of our activities.  You do not have to come to a meeting to help out!  Simply volunteer by contacting an officer or via the Ithaca PTSO Facebook page or by email by clicking on "Let's Chat!". For every hour volunteered, your name goes into a drawing for a family season pass to the Richland Aquatic Center!  THANK YOU to all our volunteers!

2022-23 OFFICERS

 

Co-Presidents:

Jill Plonka & Samantha Swenink

 

Vice President:

Monica Kershner

 

Treasurer:

Jodi Abarca

 

Secretary:

Samantha Hilby

 

Fundraising Coordinator:

Karia Brown

 

Elementary & MS Yearbook Coordinator:  

Open

 

Volunteer Coordinator:

Melissa Sprecher