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Manhattan Middle School
Parent Teacher Organization

Manhattan Middle School PTO serves as a community building and fundraising organization made up of parents and school staff. We have a very energetic and fun PTO group and we would love for you to join us.  We generally meet on the third Thursday of the month from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. in the school library. Double check the school calendar for our next meeting. If your thing is not meetings, there are many ways in which you can support your PTO and your school.  

2011-2012 Officers:
President:  Soraya Smith:
Treasurer:  Barb Hoyt:
Secretary:  Suzanne Lee:
Volunteer Coordinator:  Ann Barry:
School Store Coordinator:  Lisa Lesniak

How To Get Involved at MMS
There is a place for every interested adult to fit in at Manhattan.  Please contact our volunteer coordinator to find out what will best fit your schedule and talents and see the events below to decide where you would like to participate and then contact one of our officers.

Annual Activities
Magic Phoenix Fundraiser
The Magic Phoenix Fundraiser is the one school-wide fundraiser at Manhattan each year.  Instead of asking students to sell (and parents to purchase) magazines, chocolate, or wrapping paper, we have one big fundraiser when we ask parents to give to the school.  The funds are distributed to teachers and programs at Manhattan based on teacher requests for the classroom.  Magic Phoenix has supported the purchase of technology such as digital cameras and clicker sets, field trips, art supplies, calculators, snacks for students and many other items.  We accept donations to Magic Phoenix at any time during the year and would love your support. 

School Store
The PTO was instrumental in starting Manhattan's school store and it has been a big success.  It is staffed by parent volunteers before and after school.  We like to have it open as many days as possible and that depends on the number of parent volunteers.  If you would enjoy this fun, entertaining interaction with students, please contact the school store coordinator listed above.

Community Dinners
Want to get to know other members of the school community?  Join us for our Community Dinner nights when we enjoy dinner with our families at a local restaurant.  Visit with other families while benefitting Manhattan through the purchase of your dinner.  Different restaurants participate and donate a portion of the evening's proceeds to the school.  You must have an MMS flyer to give to your wait person

Teacher Appreciation
Manhattan's fabulous teachers are what make the school such an amazing place. One of our favorite events of the year is showing them our appreciation by providing a great breakfast for them on a Wednesday morning towards the end of the year.

Care and Feeding of Teachers
Parent teacher conferences are an important part of the academic school year.  And, though the teachers at Manhattan are super-heroes - they have to eat too! Therefore, the PTO provides dinner for teachers on two of the three conference nights in the October and January.

Fall Arts Festival
This is a signature event at Manhattan sponsored by the MMS Arts and other faculty.  Students dance, perform original music compositions, and act in theater performances.  A plethora of student art work adorns the walls and halls. Multimedia students show off their original stop-motion animation. The PTO supports this great community event in whatever way we can by assisting in set-up, clean up and support on the evening of the event.

Meeting Minutes



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