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What is the PTO?

The Runkle Parent-Teacher Organization exists to support our children and teachers by coordinating academic enrichment activities and community-building events at Runkle. Unlike PTAs, the Runkle PTO is not a fee-based membership group, and all parents and caregivers are automatically members of the PTO. We strongly encourage you to participate! Your voice and suggestions are very welcome and your input helps create a stronger support network, enhance our activities, and better inform our Runkle community.


How the PTO Helps

The PTO is the primary source of fundraising for Runkle. Donations made to the PTO Annual Fund are allocated to a wide variety of school-community programs, enrichment activities, and school improvements. To learn more about how funds are raised and dispersed, reach out or join us for the PTO Budget meeting each June. 


With the help of 180 families, the 2022-23 Runkle PTO Annual Fund raised $66,000 to support Runkle community programs including:


PAAR (Performing Arts at Runkle)
Subsidizing School Field Trip Costs
Teacher Stipends
Math and Science Night

RASP (Runkle After School Program) 
Astronomy Night
Candy House Decorating
Parent & Teacher Curriculum Grants
Runkle News Email Bulletin
Welcome Wagon for New Families
Author and Illustrator Library Visits
International Night
Runkle PTO Website and Family Directory
Trivia & Bingo Night
Halloween Fair
Library Books and e-Readers
Homework Centers
& many more!


For a complete list of PTO-sponsored activities visit the PTO Annual Fund page.