Below is a list of some of the programs the Frenchtown PTO sponsors through it’s fundraising activities:
The Frenchtown PTO is providing funding, planning, and support for the following student assemblies for the 2013-14 school year:
Joe McGee Author Visit/Book Autographing
(Peanut Butter & Brains, Peanut Butter & Aliens).
October 16, 2017 @ 9:30am
This children’s author currently lives in Frenchtown and has written two books with an amazing message for the students.
Mad Science Holiday Science Show
December 15, 2017 @ 1:30-2:15pm
Through a mixture of science and magic the children will see a playing card vanish only to reappear again neatly gift-wrapped! Kids will hear how Eggbert became Santa’s helper and will help the Mad Scientist get Eggbert through a chimney using science. Watch as our special Snowman is de-frosted right before their eyes! The audience will also discover how Jack Frost can fill an eight-foot air bag with one breath. Then, as a grand finale, the Mad Scientist will introduce the audience to a mysterious North Pole rock that turns out to be Dry Ice. Using the Dry Ice, the Mad Scientist will make bubbling potions, popping corks, shivering quarters and clouds of fog.
Prismatic Magic Black History Month Laser Show
February 1, 2018 @ 1:45-2:30
Celebrate the profound contributions of African-Americans in an exciting new way. Part history lesson and part uplifting musical revival, the Black History Laser Tribute is an unforgettable experience for students of all ages.
Historical events, such as the Tuskegee Airmen and Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech are brought to life using vivid laser animations. Students participate throughout by singing to musical classics from Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, Chuck Berry, Ray Charles, and Aretha Franklin; artists who laid the foundation for today’s popular music.
Barynya Russian Song & Dance Show
March 15, 2018 @ 9:30-10:15am
They will perform traditional Russian, Cossack, Ukrainian, and Gypsy Roma dancing, songs, and virtuoso performances on several traditional Russian instruments. Every routine is performed in beautiful, hand-made costumes from the region and era of the performance and an explanation will be given to the students on the significance and cultural uniqueness of each. During the show your students will also learn some Russian words and phrases as well as some audience interaction with some of the most famous dances.
Student and Teacher Recognition
The FESPTO recognizes student achievement through Honors Breakfasts held 3 times during the school year with honor and high honor roll students in attendance. Various teacher appreciation events and recognition awards are also sponsored by the PTO throughout the year.
The FESPTO supports the school’s Athletic programs whenever possible. Last year the FESPTO helped buy new soccer balls and a few years ago coordinated the purchase and installation of the gaga put on the playground.
Music and Art
Last year the PTO purchased hand bells for the music program and art supplies for the mural and sketchbook clubs. This year we helped support the after-school scarecrow making activity.
The PTO approves various teacher requests throughout the year for items that will enhance the classroom experience, such as a new area rug and buddy chairs, hands on science kits, books, and more!
Kristin D. Case Award
The Kristin D. Case Award is presented annually to the 8th Grade student who has shown his or herself to be an outstanding member of the community by academic record, community involvement, school spirit and compassion for fellow students. This award is given in remembrance of Kristin D. Case, Frenchtown Elementary School Class of 1999 Graduate.
High School Senior Scholarship
High School Senior Scholarship every year the FESPTO awards a $500 scholarship to a former FES student that is graduatin from Del-Val High School.
The Frenchtown PTO sponsors a number of student and family social events throughout the school year. Some of these events have included:
- Family Bowing Night
- Family Roller-skating Night
- Student Dances
- Family Movie Night
The Frenchtown PTO is hoping to sponsor a number of student and parent enrichment events during the school year. We encourage both Parents and Teachers to suggest ways we can deliver additional programs both during and after school. Some of these events are listed below:
Each year, the Frenchtown PTO sponsors for the 5th Grade Class the Hunterdon County Parks & Rec program “Reptiles Alive”. Students learned about turtles and snakes that are found locally in Hunterdon County and even got to touch live specimens.
- iRun4Life Program Sponsorship – The Frenchtown PTO has provided funding and volunteers to help with the school’s iRun4Life Club for the last four years
- Student Folders and Planner – Every year the Frenchtown PTO provides funding to purchase folders and planners for each student in the school.
- Holiday Shop – Each December Frenchtown PTO volunteers help with the Frenchtown School Holiday Shop.
- Scholastic Book Fair – the PTO coordinates the book fair twice per year, which earned over $800 in new books for the school library last year.
- Frenchtown Park Clean-up – Frenchtown PTO volunteers and students participate annually in this year’s Frenchtown Park Cleanup.