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Above all else, the Eakin PTO supports teachers and administrators through a connected, inclusive school environment. Eakin PTO is a 501(c)3 non-profit working in these ways for our school to excel:

  • Providing a forum for engagement through our room parent program, monthly meetings, weekly newsletter, and signage.
  • Directing financial contributions toward classroom extras, training, software, materials, curriculum, and family support.
  • Organizing extensive donations of volunteer time (Do Two!) for not-to-be-missed programs including an international potluck, school dance, carnival, and talent show.

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Invest in Your Child Begins

It is time to kick off our annual INVEST In Your Child campaign, one of the most important ways we, as a PTO, support Eakin is through our annual INVEST campaign and our goal for INVEST is $40,000 this year, to cover part of our $92,000 PTO budget. So, what exactly is INVEST? Eakin is a well-funded school, but what do we spend on our children's school to make it excellent? Here's our estimate for this school year: Classroom Support (materials, tech, equipment, software, security needs) $35,000 Curriculum / IB Support, Training and Development $14,000 Teacher / Staff Appreciation events, lunches, snacks, shirts $12,000 Community Building Events and Projects $7,000 PTO Administration, Website, and Sales Tax $7,000 Family Support (holiday food boxes, clothing, needs) $6,000 Facility Support (landscaping, repairs, furniture, signage, custodial extras) $3,000 Yearbooks (costs above wholesale purchases) $4,000 Fun Run / Field Trip shirts for every student $4,000 TOTAL $92,000   The Eakin PTO Invest funds primarily go to supporting your children’s classrooms: Curriculum materials like beads or books, quality software, faculty training and professional development, extra security measures (like a quality two-way radio in every classroom), playground and other equipment needs. We ensure our Eakin classrooms, and the entire school have what they need to ensure the faculty is prepared for each day. Many of these investments are “must haves” for our teachers to provide the excellence in education we have come to expect as Eakin families. We want to continue providing our amazing faculty with what they need to give our children a top-notch education. We pay no processing fees if you donate via CashApp or Venmo, though Credit/Debit/Apple Pay/Google Pay donations can be processed by using the light-blue box options at the right.  CashApp: $EakinPTO       Venmo: @Eakin-PTO     PayPal: @EakinPTO              Where does the money come from? Here's our estimate for this year: Invest in Your Child $40,000 General Donations $10,000 Auction Revenue $14,000 Carnival Revenue $7,500 Corporate Partners Gift $7,000 VU Parking $5,000 Spirit Store Net $6,000 Interest on savings $3,000   $92,500  


Read Across America Week

Monday 26 Feb 2024 at 08:00 AM until March 01, 2024
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Parade of Book Characters

Friday 1 Mar 2024 at 08:15 AM
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PTO Meeting

Monday 4 Mar 2024 at 06:00 PM
Eakin Library
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Eakin has been designated by the Tennessee Department of Education as a reward school for academic performance.

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