The PTO helps helps our school purchase technology, programs, and materials outside the school's budget. This year we are raising funds for a possible playground upgrade, additional reading resources, and school-wide assembly programs.
We deeply appreciate parents' and local organizations' generous contributions to North Allegheny schools, which are described in this July 2016 local article.
How are the PTO funds used?
Here are some examples from recent years:
- Playground equipment and gear
Materials for building a gaga pit on the playground
Inline skates for use in 4th and 5th grade physical education classes
Wildlife habitat next to the playground
Smart boards/projectors for classrooms
In-class microphone systems
Lego Math materials
How it's done...
Families and local businesses work together to accomplish these goals by:
Saving and bringing in Box Tops for Education
Linking your Amazon purchases to the Amazon Smile program
Shopping at Giant Eagle through the Apples for the Students Program
Read about some of these programs for how you can participate.
Box Tops for Education
It's easy to participate! Simply save the Box Tops for Education logo on the packaging of certain products and turn them into school (in the bin in the lobby). Ingomar receives $.10 for each Box Top submitted.
In addition, sign up for e-boxtops (an email newsletter). Enter our Box Tops ID # 157529 so IES gets credit for the bonus Box Tops! You'll receive:
5 bonus Box Tops
- Coupons for Box Tops products
- Exclusive free sample offers
- More bonus Box Tops offers
- Weekly updates on our school earnings progress
You may turn in Box Tops year-round. Also, stay tuned for the Box Tops contest held during the month of January.
When you do all of your Amazon shopping through Amazon Smile, Amazon will donate a percentage of your eligible purchases to the Ingomar PTO. The Ingomar PTO is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that qualifies under Amazon's Smile initiative.
You don't even have to set up a new Amazon account if you already have one; simply login to your account at Amazon Smile.
How do you set up this? Quickly and easily:
- Go to Amazon Smile.
- Click the "Register Now" button.
- Input "Ingomar Elementary PTO."
- Click the "Register" button next to the name.
Tell your friends and family! All you need to do is go to Smile.Amazon.com when you shop online to help fund the Ingomar PTO.
Giant Eagle® Apples for the Students
Register your Giant Eagle Advantage® card with the Apples for the Students program. When you use it to make purchases, you earn points for the Ingomar PTO. Once we've accumulated enough points, Giant Eagle will donate educational supplies and equipment to our school.
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The PTO is now using the Remind App for notices and reminders of events happening at our school. The Weekly Update will continue to be sent on Thursdays and will be your main source of current information. Opting into using the Remind App is completely voluntary. To participate text @ies-pto to 81010 or click HERE.