Who we are:
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 72 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."
Please write to PTO@aosr.org with questions or for more information about how you can get involved!
MayFair is an annual school wide spring celebration and fundraiser which will be held at the end of May 23rd 2020 from 11 AM-4 PM (date TBD). 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.
Last year, there was live music by the Corvettes, a variety of international food tables, entertainment and games, and a raffle which included the following prizes:
3-Faber Castell Pens
2-Dinner for 2 Bastoncini D’Oro
2-Dinner for 4 Bastoncini D’Oro
Private Session of Pilates in Trastevere
Wash, Cut and Blowout in your home by professional hairstylist
Made in Italy Cashmere Scarf
Gaming and Phone Gadgets Basket
Snack Attack Basket
Made in Italy Basket
Outdoor Fun Basket
Chocolate Lover Basket
American Goodies Basket
Piggy Bank filled with CASH!
Join us this year for more fun, and to kick off the summer together!
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
- Household items
If you would like to consign items, you are welcome to download the consignment form to fill out before coming in.
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.
Table or Treat is a special event for our community in October. AOSR parents come to together to decorate tables outside each ES grade level- each table is decorated with a fun, whimsical spooky theme. This takes place at the end of the school day to allow for all ES students an opportunity to ’trick or treat’ and receive lots of yummy goodies. After school, the PTO hosts a Booster Bar for families to enjoy and continue to celebrate the AOSR community.
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!).