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

  • Community Outreach Committee


    Please donate gently used or new books for the Thomas G. Morton School in Philadelphia, a K-5 inner city public school with 630 students. Each year, Ithan's Community Outreach Committee holds a free book fair at the Morton School, thanks to the generous book donations from our Ithan community.  Our goal is to collect enough books so that each student may take home a few books. Collection boxes will be outside the office from February 18th - March 20th.

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  • Spring Thing: 

    Ithan's largest annual fundraiser will be held on Saturday, May 9 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.  Mark your calendars now!  We are looking for new and returning volunteers to make this annual event a great one in 2020! There are plenty of volunteer opportunities.

    Spring Thing Auction Items are Needed!  Silent auction items are always appreciated - please consider donating!  Popular items from previous years included: weekend at a house (beach or ski), sporting event tickets, or services such as photography, lessons, or personal fitness. We also appreciate monetary donations to help us include great items for our raffle and auction!

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

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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 Registration opens Monday March 16th at 7am!

    Registration for all clubs will be through our online provider 6crickets.com


    Registration will be for the following clubs:


    Running Club - This season we will run an abbreviated Running Club due to teacher
    limitations. Sessions will be offered on Mondays or Thursdays, after school.

    Science Club - This 5 week session, held on Wednesdays after school, will focus on Oozy, Odd, Outrageous Animals.

    Tennis Club - We will offer after school sessions on two different days, divided based
    on age group. Expected days are Tuesday and Wednesday - this will be confirmedshortly.

    Coding Club - This before school club offers students a great intro to coding, and challenge for those who are more advanced. There will be two morning sessions to choose from.

    K-POP - We have had a large number of Kindergartners interested in the Hip Hop Club, so we are starting one just for them! This club, which will be held on Friday mornings, will introduce our K students to Hip Hop dance, in a fun and supportive environment.


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

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  • Mark your calendars for these March events!


    March 5th: Evening Parent Conferences
    March 6th: NO SCHOOL: Conferences
    March 13th: Family Fun Night- Postponed

    March 16th: NO SCHOOL: Teacher in Service Day
    March 16th: Spring Club Registration Starts at 7 AM
    March 19th: Cultural Arts Author/Illustrator Visit
    April 1st: PTO Meeting and Parent Educator Florence Sturm at 10 AM

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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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