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Make a PTO Contribution and Show Everyone You're Bates Proud!



The PTO provides thousands of dollars of support to the school beyond regular district funding.  This includes everything from classroom start-up funds to teacher professional development to exciting author visits to new technology.


We are hoping for 100% participation this year, so any amount is appreciated.  As in the past, the suggested donation is $75 per student in order to cover about 30% of the PTO budget. 


You can donate via the button below or send a check made out to the Bates PTO in your child's backpack.


Thank you for your support!


If 75% of our community makes a contribution this year, we will have Bates Proud yard signs available for all Bates families. Let's meet this goal together!

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Your Contributions contribute to many PTO programs, including:


The PTO spends your donations on many things that the town does not fund.  Here are the main categories of spending: 

Creative Arts & Sciences events like Author visits, Curious Creatures, etc.


Professional Development for Teachers (conferences, online resources)


Teacher Discretionary Funds for Classroom Needs and Curriculum Support


Teacher Grants


Principal Support


Technology Funding:


Library Support:


METCO Support:


Fifth Grade Activities:


Your PTO dues are very important.  Please consider supporting the PTO. Any amount is appreciated.

Do you have any questions about the budget or where your money is going?  Email us at

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