My year as a one hit wonder PTSO president has come to an end. Thank you Altadeña families for the support. A massive hug to the most incredible board - you made the magic happen! The PTSO is in good hands with new leadership at the helm and many familiar faces simply shuffling positions, including myself. Cheers to a great summer ~ Yours, Nicole Koester
Here's a look at all (at least what I recall) we accomplished this year.
Hosted a back-to-school breakfast for the entire staff.
Created and gave the staff custom t-shirts.
Decorated the front office with Altadeña banners and logos.
Handed out 1,000 cold treats, sold spirit wear, hosted an informational table, and set up a photo backdrop with the school’s mascot for meet the teacher night.
Raised over $31,000 during Shadow’s Game on Fundraiser.
Hosted the sumo wrestling reward assembly, with a former MLB player as the motivational speaker.
Gave away 1,000 frozen treats to students as a thank you for a successful fundraiser.
Provided the opportunity for students to be the principal for the day and DJ at lunch.
Received over $5,000 in sponsorship from the Ahwatukee community.
Gathered over $1,000 in matching corporate funds.
Provided up to $10,000 in teacher grant funds to be used to support their classrooms.
Purchased the custom athletics scorer’s table.
Designed and gave the front office staff Altadeña jackets.
Sold more than $9,000 in spirit wear items to build school spirit.
Supported the PBIS program by providing gifts for the student store.
Hosted a staff luncheon every month during the school year.
Provided dinner during parent teacher conferences.
Coordinated parent volunteers for hearing screenings, assisted the P.E. department with uniform distribution, supported the student council at Spooktober, gathered and recorded all the money for the Dodgeball for Dollars event.
Coordinated with Water and Ice to attend all our cross country and track and field home meets.
Gave cookies to the theater students during Mary Poppins.
Provide a treat and photo backdrop during the student of the month events.
Gave candy to the choir students after their performance.
Hosted ten family dinner nights.
Provided 3,000 snacks for students during state testing.
Held the Gift of Time event and wrapped teachers’ holiday gifts.
Hosted a successful Bingo Night and gave away $300 in prizes.
Held the “Walk a Mile in a Panthers Shoes” drive to support an Altadeña student in need.
Provided a dozen Altadeña t-shirts during boys and girls basketball halftime shows.
Helped with the 5th grade showcase night.
Hosted the Night at the Panther Magic Show to reward positive behavior.
Hosted the NJHS Spring Cleaning Event.
Hosted the 8th grade dance.
Created a slideshow to celebrate the 8th grade students.
Provided $6,000 for fieldtrips.
Supplied funds to the principal, front office, and health office.
Hosted a festive week of teacher appreciation events.
Hosted a farewell breakfast for the staff to celebrate those leaving the school.
Rolled over almost $10k more to next year’s board than what we started with this year. ... See MoreSee Less