AME PTO steps up for school opening

No need to stand in lines. No need to fight the back-to-school shoppers. No need to drive to Bradenton to shop.

It’s the one and only chance to cross it all off your list without enduring the hassle of shopping from store to store for school needs.

The Parent Teacher Organization of Anna Maria Elementary School determined the supplies needed for the school’s various grades, purchased them and will offer grade-appropriate packages for sale Aug. 16 at the back-to-school open house.

Notebooks, folders, paper and other grade-specific items will be available to take home 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the kindergarten-second-grade open house, and the 5:30-6:30 p.m. third- through fifth-grade event.

Prices of the packets are $15-$40.

The PTO also will help welcome kindergarten students and their families, as well as families new to the district, on Aug 20, the first day of school.

A volunteer reception and fall festival also are being planned by the PTO, but no dates were set at The Islander’s press time.

At the reception, there will be sign-up sheets offering opportunities for parent and family involvement.

PTO officers have announced the annual fundraiser, the Spring Fling, will be held Feb. 23.

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