The PTO funds Enrichment activities for Highcrest students through PTO Membership and donations to the IGNITE campaign.
5th and 6th Grade Enrichment activities include both in-school programs (motivational speakers, science demonstrations, theatrical performances, history exhibits) as well as field trips outside the school.
Funds are also allocated for the World Language and Academic Strategies classes. World Language and Academic Strategies teachers use these funds in a variety of ways, including cultural celebrations in the classroom and the purchase of enrichment-related resources for their classes.
The Outdoor Classroom is also sponsored through PTO Enrichment. PTO donations help maintain our beautiful prairie garden as a vibrant hands-on learning classroom as well as a peaceful place to study or hang out during recess.
Our Environmental Awareness Committee receives support from PTO Enrichment dollars. Last year they successfully eliminated plastic water bottles from our cafeteria and led a major plastic bag recycling effort in a TREX challenge.