Appealing to your Generosity

Project-based learning and portfolio assessment help to define elementary education at Merriam.  These methods teach important 21st century skills to our children – however, this approach requires lots of preparation and planning.  This makes Merriam’s assistants a must have versus a “nice to have”.  For this reason, 100% of PTO funds raised annually are used to support these vital classroom assets.  The funding of teaching assistants each year cannot happen without YOU, the parents – described by Ed Kaufman as one of the most important groups in our school community.  

Our goal for the Fall appeal this year is 50K, and we are only half way there! With your generous donation, we can ensure that our children receive the benefit of our invaluable Teachers Assistants.

We understand that not every family can make the substantial donation of $250, but our goal is to have every family participate any way that they can.  A donation of any size represents your support for these wonderful staff members. 

For your convenience, you can donate online at using PayPal.  You can also send a check made payable to “Merriam PTO” using this form