AOSR PTO

The PTO (Parent-Teacher Organization) is an important part of many American schools in the United States and overseas. It is the primary volunteer group of parents that works with teachers and the school's administration to help provide the best learning and social environment possible for our children.

AOSR has carried on the tradition of having an active and vibrant PTO throughout its 65 year old history.

"Our main purpose is to provide an opportunity for parents to get involved in supporting school-wide events and activities. We work together, along with teachers and the school’s administration to provide support for student programs, social activities and fundraising events. The PTO designs its activities and events to enhance the educational experience of all our students. We invite you to join us as we work together to enrich the education of our students and strengthen the connection between school and home. We depend on you to volunteer and make these events a success."


2017-2018 PTO Board

President: Sarah Jones
Vice President: Cindy Jones
Secretary: vacant
Treasurer: Manuela Trotta

2017-2018 PTO Volunteers

PTO Boutique: Yvonne Hansen
PTO Boutique: Monica Andrews

Falcon Sports Council: Kevin Moya
Falcon Sports Council: Cristina Moya

Booster Bar: Cynthia Chaplin
Booster Bar: Will Chaplin


Volunteer Opportunities

Sign up to volunteer

Would you like to sign up to volunteer next week for our Falcon Sports Council? Sign up here. To view available slots, check out this link.

Do you want to give back to the AOSR community? Do you want to impact the lives of students and teachers? Then this is your chance! Email the PTO President, Sarah Jones, at pto@aosr.org for more information on ways you can volunteer.


What we do

PTO Boutique

The PTO Boutique is a donation and consignment based shop, where students, parents, and the entire community can contribute or purchase items. The PTO accepts gently used goods including, but not limited to:

  • Children's clothing and shoes
  • Teen clothing and shoes
  • Men and women's clothing and shoes
  • Children's games and toys
  • Sportswear & sporting gear
  • Logowear
  • Household items

If you would like to consign items, you are welcome to download the consignment form to fill out before coming in.

Booster Bar

The PTO Booster Bar is held on most Friday afternoons after school from 2:45-16:30 pm. The Booster Bar sells a variety of food, including hot dogs, hamburgers & veggie burgers, snacks, and drinks. The Booster Bar is held at the counter in front of the gym, and it's purpose is to raise money for school clubs, sports' teams, and other groups while bringing spirit and good food to campus. The Booster Bar is often run before sports events, and will be posted on the school calendar and PTO calendar.

Falcon Sports Council

The Falcon Sports Council helps fund athletic gear for student athletes throughout the year by hosting concession stands. They also support visiting teams with meals (like our recent delicious pancake feed!) and snacks.

Mayfair

Mayfair is an annual school wide spring celebration and fundraiser which is always the 2nd Saturday in May from 11:00 - 16:00. Much of the proceeds from the event go into the PTO Inspiration Fund (check out more details below!) and the rest go back into helping provide support to the various AOSR activities, events, and fundraising projects.

Logowear

PTO offers a wide range of amazing logowear! This is sold at special sales throughout the year, but can also be found in the PTO Boutique on Tuesdays from 9:30-13 and Fridays from 14-16:30.

Family Picnic

The Family Picnic, is an annual event where all AOSR families join together to celebrate the beginning of the school year in September. There is International food, musical entertainment, family fun, and games. The Family Picnic is a great opportunity for the whole school community to meet old friends or make new friends and spend some time in a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere.

PTO Newcomer's Handbook

DOWNLOAD THE HANDBOOK

The Newcomer's Handbook was designed by our PTO to give new families a basic guide to adjusting to both AOSR and living in Rome.

This handbook gives tips on AOSR campus life, including parking, after school activities, all school events, volunteer opportunities, our school bus system etc.

The handbook also covers purchasing a cell phone plan, getting internet, areas of Rome, shops & pharmacies, public transportation, driving in Rome, housing tips, eating out, finding an apartment, and other helpful resources.

The 2018-2019 handbook will be out soon!

Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat is a special event for our community in October. AOSR families decorate their cars in float style- each trunk decorated and filled with a different spooky theme. There are games on the open quad area for kids to participate in, face painting, and so much more! Many student organizations such as the Go Green Club set up games and volunteered to make this event even more exciting for our youngest students.

Support to School Clubs and Activities

The PTO hosts many seasonal snack and drink sales to benefit various clubs and organizations on campus. The sales benefit students who are fundraising for a project, a trip, or another specific event.

For example, this year the PTO held "Have a cup of cheer," where they sold various hot beverages during the chilly winter times. The funds went to various fundraising projects that were going on around campus such as the JNRC Holiday Gift Initiative, and GIN's Project Rome to support those in need.

How we make a difference in the community

Inspiration Fund

The Inspiration Fund allows teachers to invest in specific projects they feel will have a lasting impact on their students and the AOSR community. In the past, funds have gone to new equipment for the playground, and this school year, proceeds from the Inspiration Fund went towards a Shakespeare workshop. The PTO is working on using some of those funds for a special author visit in the springtime (details to come soon!).

Student Grants

Funds are granted by the PTO to students groups such as MUN, GIN, and many others to support their projects and initiatives.

This school year, the PTO are funding 16 students from MUN to attend a conference in the Netherlands, and a group of GIN students to attend a conference in Luxembourg.

Falcon Sports Council

The Falcon Sports Council help fund athletic gear for student athletes throughout the year by hosting concession stands. They also support visiting teams with meals (like our recent delicious pancake feed!) and snacks.

AOSR 2017-2018 PTO Calendar

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