We Help for a Cause

Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year!

The Parent-Teacher Organization of Sonoran Trails Middle School (STMS) comprises parents, community members, and staff who work together to provide students with added enrichment to their existing curriculum. Everyone who has a child at STMS is automatically a member of the PTO.

 

The PTO bridges the annual gap on hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding not given to schools, teachers, and families due to the service area's median incomes. STMS PTO fundraising is critical to many programs the students love and look forward to, and provides additional financial support for technology, books, landscaping, and equipment, and so much more. 

 

The PTO Board meets monthly to discuss all matters of PTO business. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend any Board meeting. PTO meetings are generally held on the first Friday of each month. If you plan to attend, please send us a note so we can tell you the meeting locations. 

The PTO is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.

 

In this time of 'state educational budget reductions', schools have had to do with less. This is why the PTO provides the funds to give the students the best possible education with enrichment programs and services.

The PTO needs your financial support to keep programs in place for your child.

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STMS PTO 20-21 Board

President – Stephanie Stasik
Treasurer – Erica Stoutenburg

Hospitality – Jackie Murphy
Technology & Design – Kelly Harkins

Vice President - TBD

Snack Shack Committee Lead – TBD

Communications – TBD

PTOGOALS

  1. The purchase of a school-wide, cloud-based differentiated instruction program, Achieve3000.

  2. The purchase of 36 more desks to complete the next classroom set. The school still needs to fill 40 classrooms.

  3. The continued funding for updated middle school library books, periodicals, and magazines.

  4. Increased parent participation in Stinger Nights, Snack Shack, monthly BBQ, and Sci-Tech Festival.

PTO Meeting Dates

1st Friday of the month. Time and Location TBD.

If you would like to attend a meeting, please contact us so we can provide more info.

Where Your Donations Go:

Items PTO Pays for Annually

  • Technology

  • Shade Structures/Campus Landscape

  • Stinger Fall Event

  • Stinger Spring Event

  • Prizes

  • Teacher banquets

  • Teacher breakfast

  • Teacher/Staff shirts

  • Class of (graduation year) T-shirts

  • 8th Grade Trip T-shirts

  • 8th Grade Promotion

  • 8th Grade Breakfast

  • All Grade Dance

  • 7th Grade Dance

  • 8th Grade Dance

  • 6th Grade Dance

  • Projectors/Replacement Parts/Replacement Bulbs

  • Computers/Programming

  • STMS App

  • Printers

  • Library Books/Subscriptions/Fees

  • Insurance

  • AZ Corp Fees

  • Oktoberfest Table Decorations

  • Accountant Fees

  • Legal & Professional Services

  • Paypal Fees

  • Website Subscription Annual Fees

  • STMS Science Festival

  • Student of the Month Principals Lunch

  • Stinger wear & gear

EOY ​Income and Expense Reports

PTO Contributions 2019/2020

  • Author Visit Dusti Bowlings $500

  • Library Subscriptions $2000

  • Emergency Bee keeper Treatment $150

  • Gaga Ball Turf $1807

  • STMS APP $2799

  • Heritage Plant Project Sprinklers $1500

  • Money Game $499

  • Second Step Program $9078

  • Teacher/Staff Polo Shirts $1000

PTO Contributions for 2018/2019 

  • Fall Dance $83.9

  • Oktoberfest $205.00

  • Snack Bar $8253.49

  • Spirit Wear $347.52

  • Special Events $8999.35

  • Bank Fees $105.71

  • Class Room Supplies $52

  • Desk Purchases $2200

  • Dues & Subscriptions $146.87

  • Fundraising Supplies $100.32

  • Insurance $386

  • Library Supplies Fall $1000

  • Office supplies $1387.56

  • Paypal Fees $233.39

  • Achieve 3000 $6300

  • Desert Foothills Foundation $300

  • Art Gallery Installation $456.34

  • Luau $1233.38

  • Student Enrichment $7289.72

  • Student of the Month/Principal Lunch $433.05

  • Teacher Appreciation Fall $4751.39

  • STMS Athletic Folding Chairs (Coach Larson) $3383

  • (Coach Larson) Field Stabilizer $7551.8

  • Science Festival $300

  • Gaga Ball $1430

  • Dusti Bowling $500

  • Classroom Sets Books (Teachers) $494

  • Spelling Bee $300

  • Library Guild and Licensing fees $1438

  • Library Magazines $165

PTO Contributions for 2017/18

This is a partial list of our Expenses. 

  • 8th Grade promotion $588.86

  • 8th Grade Promotion Flowers $129.45

  • Movie Night $150

  • Ocktoberfest $323.71

  • Snack Bar $9963.2

  • Spirit Wear $2331.86

  • Special Events $13.357.63

  • Dues and subscriptions $2999

  • Fundraising supplies $503.81

  • Insurance $386

  • Legal and Professional Fees $650

  • STMS Mobile App $2999

  • Library funds $2937.06

  • Meeting Expenditures $291.83

  • Office Supplies $735.99

  • PayPal Fees $425.89

  • Projector Expenses $6082.95

  • Student enrichment $3588.87

  • Student of the Month/Principal Lunch $987.61

  • AZ Corp Fees $10

  • Teacher App Week $8145.33

THANK YOU! 

We would not be able to do all the things we do
without the generosity of our Stinger Families.