Thank you so much to everyone who volunteers with the PTO. You have all helped make our school such a wonderful learning environment for our children.
We are your PTO
By volunteering, we are showing our kids and teachers that we have respect for learning and that we value the effort that they display each day while they are at school. We are so fortunate to have such an active PTO that serves our students and provides extras that tuition doesn’t cover. We appreciate your support and encourage everyone to become involved.
Throughout the year, PTO holds many fun events like Raider Run and Mayfair. These events help tremendously with our ability to help with school improvements and bring our community together. Spirit Cards and Box Tops also bring in funds for PTO. Our biggest source of income is Raider Retail where students can purchase snacks and HA apparel in Dunning Hall. This past winter, we used the funds we received to do a massive remodel of the lower school restrooms and hallway including, an HVAC system, all new toilets, sinks, flooring, partitions, mirrors, new hardware throughout, and hand-painted uplifting and encouraging artwork by our very own parent, HA alumni, and artist, Cecilia Ciccarelli! We also, made improvements throughout the school to enhance school spirit and unity. These improvements totaled approximately $45,000. Recently, we helped Mrs. Boothe and Lower School by purchasing flexible seating to enhance student learning. We are also helping with improvements in the upper school science classes and any another assistance as needed throughout the school. We are proud of our accomplishments this year and we hope you are too! We could not do these things to help our Houston Academy without each of you and your support! Thank you so very much.
PTO Facebook Groups
The HA PTO Facebook page provides important information quickly to our HA community. This also is a great source to ask questions that you may be unsure of and to networks with other HA family members, friends and staff.
The Raider Marketplace Facebook page is available for the HA community to buy and sell gently used current school uniforms, as well as, current school books to one another.
@Houston-AcademyPTO Venmo Account
The HA PTO Venmo account name is @Houston-AcademyPTO. We will be using this account for almost all PTO activities (PTO Uniform Resale, Teacher Luncheons, Spirit cards, Raider Run Sponsors and Sign up for participates, etc). Please note, that Raider Retail has a separate venmo account and should only be used for Raider Retail purchases. In order to ensure your money goes exactly where you want it to go, please be very specific in your notes. Please see the “cheat sheet” provided for guidance. We hope this will work well for all areas of fundraising for HA PTO. Please contact us with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
@Raider-Retail Venmo Account
This Venmo account is specifically used for Raider Retail purchases only. Please do not use this account for any other forms of PTO transactions. Thank you!