Welcome Back to School!
Welcome to the 2019-20 School Year!
Did you know that as a district, we are going green and providing 2019-20 Back to School information online? In the past, families received Back to School folders with helpful information, dates, flyers, and forms for upcoming events. You can now find all those details and more right here on the Ithan PTO website.
Please explore our site and become familiar with the sidebar. Our goal this year is to provide all information and registration forms online. Flyers and forms will not be sent home in backpacks anymore (with the exception of a few key events).
As you scroll through this page, you will find the following information about the upcoming school year:
- Back to School Family Picnic
- Ithan PTO Calendar of Events 2019-20
- Online Directory Information: Membership Toolkit
- Important Information About Before/After School Clubs
- Parent Sponsorship Program 2019-20
- Ithan PTO Volunteer Form 2019-20
- Pretzel Fridays at Ithan
Back to School Family Picnic: Fri., Sept. 6 at 5 p.m.
The IES PTO invites all new and returning students and their families to a Back to School Family Picnic on Fri., Sept. 6 from 5-7 p.m. on the IES playground.
Attendees can reconnect with friends, meet new classmates and enjoy complimentary water ice. Pizza ($1/slice), t-shirts, car magnets and notepads will be available for purchase. Attendees should bring their own blanket. Rain date is Fri., Sept. 13.
Ithan PTO Calendar of Events 2019-20
Online Directory Information: Membership Toolkit
Membership Toolkit (MTK) is our communications/directory software provider and the only vehicle by which important Ithan PTO communications are sent (e.g., the monthly PTO newsletter and emails from your classroom's homeroom parent). Membership Toolkit is also where parents sign up to contribute to/volunteer at classroom parties and other events. There is no cost to register with Membership Toolkit and receive PTO emails. Once registered in Membership Toolkit, you have the option to purchase access to to the on-line Radnor Township School District directory. More information on registering with Membership Toolkit and downloading the MTK app can be found here.
Important Information About Before/After School Clubs
We are gearing up for an exciting club kickoff at Ithan for the 2019-2020 school year! We have 13 excellent before/after school clubs to keep your child engaged and excited! Please visit https://www.rtsd.org/Page/20128 for more information about our awesome clubs.
Starting this fall, there will be a change in the way that registration is conducted - all registration is officially paperless! We are using the 6Crickets online system to register. Please DO NOT send in paper registration forms from prior years, as they will be returned to you.
Club registration will start on Monday, September 9 at 7 a.m. and will stay open until Friday, September 13 at 11:59 p.m. Registration during this time period will include all fall session and full-year session clubs. We tested the process with some clubs in the spring, and we found that with the move to online registration, clubs filled very quickly. Many of our clubs have size limits, and children will be accepted to the club in order of registration. Unfortunately, we are unable to hold spots without full registration and payment.
Prior to the registration start, please do the following:
- Register for a 6Crickets account – Please visit https://www.rtsd.org/Page/22458 for instructions.
- Add all children that you will register by creating a separate profile for each – make sure all profiles are complete, or you may have delays in registering. If you previously used 6Crickets, you may need to add profiles for additional children.
- Answer all questions that are applicable to your club choices.
You can set up your profile and even add selected clubs to your cart prior to the registration start so that when registration opens, you may just complete your purchase.
If you have any questions, please reach out to us at IthanPTOClubs@gmail.com.
If you are in financial need of a club scholarship, please reach out to IES counselor Claire Jones prior to Monday, September 9.
Melissa Vieira, IES PTO VP of Clubs
Parent Sponsorship Program 2019-20
Did you know that most school fundraising projects only pay out 40–50% of revenues to the school? For this main reason, IES PTO does not ask parents and students to sell coupon books, wrapping paper, or cookie dough! Instead, we ask that you consider a one-time tax-deductible donation – 100% of which goes directly to the school for cultural arts presentations and assemblies, Family Fun Nights, campus beautification projects, teacher and student support, and so much more!
Our goal is to have 100% Ithan family participation, and every donation is greatly appreciated. You can also contact your employers to find out if they do a Company Donation Match! Please fill out the form below and return with your check in an envelope marked PSP in your child’s backpack or use the PayPal link on the Ithan PTO website. If paying via PayPal, please include the information below with your payment. Thank you so much for all you do for our school!
Lauren O’Rourke, IES PTO VP of Fundraising
IES VP Fundraising
Brooke McDermott, IES PTO President
IES PTO President
Ithan PTO Volunteer Form 2019-20
The Ithan Elementary School parent-teacher organization and its committee chairs RELY ON parent volunteers to assist with a variety of events and programs for our students. If you are interested in volunteering to help, please complete and return the form below.
Meg Van Horn, IES PTO Volunteer Coordinator
Pretzel Fridays at Ithan
Pretzel Fridays have been a huge success the past few years, therefore we’re offering it again! Participating students will receive a Philly Pretzel Factory pretzel as a snack on designated “Pretzel Fridays” throughout the school year. A reusable IES water bottle is also included.
Cost: $40 for 20 weeks of delivery during 2019-2020 school year. All orders must be received by September 13. Delivery dates are to be determined and emailed to participants.
To sign up, please send a completed order form, available below, to school in an envelope marked “PTO/Pretzel Fridays” with a check made payable to "IES PTO."
Questions? Please email Nicole Napolitano or Katie Brooks.