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    The Vinal School PTO is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and therefore we rely on fundraising to finance our programs and initiatives. Our biggest fundraiser is through the Annual Appeal Campaign. 

    Annual Appeal Quick Facts: 

    • The Vinal School PTO relies on fundraising to finance the wonderful programs and initiatives at the school.
    • The Vinal School PTO Annual Appeal is our main fundraising effort.
    • Participation is the name of the game - all donations, at all levels, are greatly appreciated and necessary to help us reach our goal! 
    • Donations are accepted throughout the year.


    ** Click on DONATE BUTTON above to donate **


    November 2, 2020


    Dear Parents and Guardians,


    On behalf of the Vinal School PTO, welcome to the 2020/2021 school year at Vinal.  The Vinal School PTO is an organization that works to support and enhance the educational experience of all of our students, and to strengthen the sense of community among all of the members of our school. All Vinal parents and guardians are members of the PTO, and as such, we ask all families to contribute to the PTO however you are able.


    November marks the beginning of our Annual Appeal Campaign.  The Annual Appeal seeks to raise funds for Vinal School enrichment activities and improvements directed by the PTO.  The funds raised through the Annual Appeal are critical to achieve the PTO’s mission to enrich the educational experience for our children, support the teachers, and improve our school.


    Last year, the funds raised through the Annual Appeal were used for a variety of PTO directed activities including:

    • Enrichment programs run by the Museum of Science and Mass Audubon Society, as well as various grade level enrichment opportunities;
    • The award of over $10,000 in teacher mini-grants to enhance classroom learning;
    • Fun in-school and after school activities such as Nona’s Ice Cream Truck, Kindergarten Popsicle Social, Stay and Play Friday’s, and Virtual Bingo;
    • Production of the Vinal School directory;


    The PTO also organized a Fun Run last year that was extremely successful. A portion of the money raised from this run was used to purchase a new sound system for events. The remainder of these funds will be used for larger purchases and projects at Vinal. As the doors of Vinal closed in March 2020  this process has been delayed. We welcome all feedback and ideas as we plan to utilize these funds to enrich the educational experience at Vinal in the year ahead.


    Annually the PTO continues to provide programs that need consistent funding. The teacher mini-grants and enrichment programs account for $20,000 of the expense for the PTO budget this year. We recognize that these are unusual times and our goal is to have families participate at whatever giving level is most comfortable.  We suggest a donation of $60 per student, however, all donations, at all levels, are greatly appreciated and necessary to help maintain our programs. The parents, children, and teachers of Vinal continue to partner and navigate this new learning environment strengthening our virtual communication and sense of community. Participation in the Vinal Annual Appeal is vital to our continued success and a wonderful testament to the collective support of our school.


    Thank you in advance for your financial support of the Vinal PTO!  




    Allison Hughan, VP Fundraising                                             Cara Rinaldi, PTO President

    allisonbottomley@yahoo.com                                            cecorbett@gmail.com


    The Vinal PTO is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Your donation is tax deductible.

    Please remember to check with your employer regarding corporate matching opportunities.         

    If you prefer to mail/backpack mail a check, CLICK HERE to print an Annual Appeal Donation Form. 

    Does your company have a CORPORATE GIVING or MATCHING GIFT PROGRAM? 
    Please consider this often overlooked resource. Such programs are designed to support employee's charitable giving. It's essentially free money - your donation to the Vinal School Annual Appeal could possibly be doubled! Employee matching gifts often are dollar-for-dollar, but some companies will give double or even triple the original donation. Procedures vary with each company. Typically, individuals must submit forms to their employers. More information about corporate giving/matching gift benefits can be simply obtained from the human resources department. In short, please consider taking advantage of your company's matching gift program...it's an easy way to raise additional money to support vital School programs!

    Contact vinalpto@gmail.com with questions. The Vinal PTO is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization - your donation is tax deductible. 
Last Modified on June 23, 2021