Welcome to the IES PTO



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Welcome to the IES PTO

The purpose of the Ithan Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization is to aid the students and staff by providing support, educational and recreational needs and promote open communication between administration, teachers and parents.

2019-2020 Executive Board

President: Brooke McDermott
Vice President - Clubs: Melissa Vieira
Vice President - Fundraising: Lauren O’Rourke
Vice President - Communications: Katie Quigley
Treasurer: Jen Hesler

PTO Announcements

  • All April events Canceled

    Pursuant to Governor Wolf's directive and the extended school closure, all PTO events scheduled for April are canceled. For current information on the school closure, go to https://www.rtsd.org/Page/22708.

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  • Community Outreach Committee


    Thank you to all families who generously donated books for the free book fair at Thomas G. Morton Elementary School.  Your donations will be stored and saved for next year's fair.

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  • Spring Thing: 

    Due to the time required for planning and the uncertainty of the future, Spring Thing scheduled for May 9th has been canceled.  Families who have already provided donations or items for class baskets will be contacted about the return of their contributions.  Thank you to all of the volunteers who had worked to bring this treasured event to our school.

    Please Contact: Erin Croke, Marisa Benjamin, or Mary Cate Wilhelm with questions

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  • Volunteers Needed for Ithan PTO in 2020-2021

    Interested in getting more involved in the Ithan PTO?  We have openings for some committee and club chair positions. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Meg Van Horn (mdwf2000@yahoo.com).

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  • District-Wide PTO Volunteer Opportunities

    The five PTOs across the district work together on several projects throughout the year and are seeking volunteers to fill the following positions:  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Chairperson and Membership Toolkit Directory Administrator.

    For more details on these opportunities, go to https://www.rtsd.org/Page/22712.

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  • School Supplies 2020-2021

    1st Day School Supplies provides Ithan families with easy online ordering of the exact supplies each grade has requested for the school year. To order for the 2020-21 year, go to 1stdayschoolsupplies.com and select Ithan Elementary School. Make sure to order the grade your child will be rising into next year. Deadline for ordering is June 15th.Questions? Contact Heather Chivinski (heatherchivinski@gmail.com).

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  • Ithan Notepads, Magnets, & Field Trip Shirts
    Need to send a note to your teacher?  You can buy your yellow Ithan notepads for $4.00 each in the office.  Also, show your Ithan pride with an IES car magnet in Radnor Maroon for $5.00 each. Maroon field trip shirts are also available in the office for $10.

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  • Fundraising - Parent Sponsor Program (PSP)

    Thank you to everyone who has already participated in the Parent Sponsor Program (PSP).  The PTO is able to support Ithan because of the generous support and efforts of our Ithan Families.  

    To learn more about what your donations funded last year, read our 2018-2019 Year in Review here.  To donate to our 2019-2020 campaign, visit our fundraising page.

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Club News

  • Spring 2020 Clubs Canceled

    All new clubs that were registered for recently during Spring Registration are canceled, and refunds will be issued the week of April 6th.


    For the clubs that are currently in session, look for an email blast the week of April 6th explaining how they will be addressed.

    If you have any questions, please reach out to IthanPTOClubs@gmail.com.

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  • April Events Canceled

    April 6th - 10th: NO ONLINE SCHOOL: Spring Break

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District News

Important Policies

  •  IDs Required for All Visitors to Main Offices as Part of Security Update

    As of the new year, the district upgraded each school's security system to continue to ensure a safe environment for all students, staff, and visitors. As part of this update, all visitors to district schools will be required to provide a driver's license or Pennsylvania ID to be scanned into the updated system. This procedure also applies to visitors whose IDs were scanned PRIOR to the update to ensure the reestablishment of these individuals in the upgraded system. Thank you for your patience and cooperation in our efforts to keep our schools safe and secure. Ithan's main office recommends parents come in at their earliest convenience to have their licenses scanned for the new system so that there are not long lines during large grade level events later in the year. THANK YOU!

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