who we are

Tropical PTO supports the education and enrichment of students at Tropical Elementary School (TES) by fostering relationships among the school, parents and teachers. You are a PTO member just by having a child at TES.

what we do

We work closely with TES administration to fulfill school needs not afforded by the school budget. The PTO has an annual budget of roughly $20,000 that funds a variety of programs including the following:

· Grants to teachers for classroom materials

· Additional funds for all the activity teachers (music, art, library, etc.)

· Provide funds for student technology such as computers

· Licensing fees for computer programs used by students

· Additional supplies for the health clinic and campus maintenance

· Fund honor roll ceremonies

· Fund the Book Bash competition

· Provide complimentary snow cones for all TES students each month for Tropical Tuesdays

· Fund lunches for students who need assistance

· Organize and fund school-wide events for students and faculty such as: Fall Festival, Holiday Gift Shop, Teacher Appreciation Week, Ladies Night Out, Spaghetti Dinner, Year End Field Day and more

how we do it

Tropical PTO organizes impactful fundraising events throughout the school year. In addition to earning thousands of dollars from Box Tops for Education and funds from TES Grams, there are three primary fundraising events held each year: Fall Festival, Holiday Shop and Ladies Night Out. We also receive generous donations each year from community partners and supporters such as A+ Thrift Shop and other local businesses.

when we meet

PTO meetings are held at 8:00 a.m. on the first Friday of each month in the PTO room. Everyone is welcome! Join our Facebook page to stay current with school activities and volunteer opportunities: www.facebook.com/groups/TropicalPTO

PRESIDENT: Amy Street 321.626.2228

VICE PRESIDENT: Ashley Gaza 321.480.0089

SECRETARY: Lisa Arnold 321.431.5045

TREASURER: Joshua Selman 808.366.1911

TREASURER-ELECT: OPEN POSITION (contact any board member if interested)

Email us at tropicalpto@gmail.com

Learn more about us here.