Frequently Asked Questions
Why join Pioneer PTO?
Every parent is welcome and encouraged to become a PTO Member. Joining the PTO does NOT obligate you to volunteer or participate in any activities. It does, however, demonstrate your support for our teachers, staff, and help provide the best possible and comprehensive education for your child.
What is the Membership Drive?
The Membership Drive is a direct-giving campaign designed to raise as much money as possible at the beginning of the school year. This gives the PTO an indicator for how much more funding we will need to raise for the remaining year in order to reach our annual PTO income goal. If we are able to make our goal, no more PTO Fundraisers will be needed for the remainder of the year.
100% of your donation will go directly to supporting your children. Each donation is 100% tax-deductible. Pioneer Middle School PTO is 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. Our Tax ID is #33-0876156.
Why is the Membership-Drive necessary? Isn’t this supposed to be a “free” public school?
Public funding in our district covers only the basic needs such as classrooms, textbooks, teacher salaries, office staff, one-to-one iPads, some computers, a basic set of library books, and limited office supplies. Unfortunately, there is no additional funding available for all the extra programs and support that we have come to appreciate and expect at Pioneer. Therefore, we must rely heavily on family donations in order to maintain many of Pioneer’s flagship academic programs, electives, technology support, student benefits and office supplies. None of this would be possible with our current state-allocated budget for Pioneer. Please note that donations to the PTO are completely voluntary, and that every student benefits from our programs and events.
May I donate any amount?
We appreciate gifts in any amounts. Please do consider giving the most that you can at a level that is comfortable for your family. Since 100% of our students benefit from programs funded by the PTO, it is only fair that we ask 100% of our families to contribute the best they can. Corporate matching-gifts, grants, and any additional donations from family and friends are all welcome. We can build our future together as a community through the building of our children's education.
How do I donate?
Donations can be made online via credit card. Click below to donate.
You can also choose to print out this donation form to fill out and return to the Pioneer front office with your donation in check or cash.
Will I get a receipt?
Receipts are available upon request by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pioneer Middle School PTO is a 501(c) 3 organization and our TAX ID number is 33-0876156.
Can I see the financials/budget for the PTO?
Yes, you may contact our PTO Treasurer with your request at email@example.com
Questions about general volunteering?
Email here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for Supporting Pioneer’s Membership Drive and for making a difference in our children’s lives!