Annual Appeal and On-line Giving

Happy holidays!  As we approach the end of the year, we ask you to please consider making a tax-deductible family contribution to the Brackett PTO to help cover the enrichment provided for your children. 

Working in partnership with the Brackett School, the Brackett PTO provides opportunities for students, teachers, and parents that would not otherwise be available.  For example, the Brackett PTO:

  • Purchases essential items for the school.  In the last few years, these items have included: medical equipment, books and supplies for the library, rolling bulletin boards, classroom rugs, and iPad accessories including charging carts.  The PTO also bought pottery supplies for the art department and a drum for the music department.
  • Supports all cultural enrichment events featuring musicians, authors, and artists.
  • Pays for the Art Show and monthly after-school Art Days.
  • Funds the Science Fair, Math Night, and all Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) enrichment activities. 
  • Provides an annual classroom supplies stipend of $100 for every teacher.  In recent years, a second stipend has been given in the spring.   
  • Funds field trips and enrichment events.


The Brackett PTO depends on family contributions to make these programs possible.   In fact, the PTO relies on this annual appeal for the majority of its fundraising activity.   We hope that you will join us in making a tax-deductible gift to the PTO.  Some families choose to donate $180 ($1 for every school day) while others decide to donate $75 (the amount the PTO spends on each child each school year).  In addition, some families participate in an employer matching gift program – a great way to increase the impact of your gift!  Of course, all donations of any amount are greatly appreciated! 

With thanks and best regards,

Your PTO


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