Each family's contribution of $75 per child allows the PTO to partially fund our programs throughout the year. But we are appreciative of any amount you can donate. 

The annual operating budget is funded from: 


  • Direct Contributions to PTO

  • Auction Income

  • Fundraisers (e.g. Pumpkin Fair)


Direct Contributions allow for ease of funding without having to ask parents to write multiple checks throughout the year. Consider paying Online (or if you prefer, download the Direct Contribution Form to pay by check). Thank you for your support!


Direct Contributions cover the following:


In a typical school year, the PTO spends your donations on many things that the town does not fund.  In 2017-2018, total PTO contributions donated by families was $22,193.  Here is a list of things the PTO funded in the 2017-2018 school year. 

Dreambox subscription (Math enrichment)


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


Bates Library Contribution  


Busing to field trips (Busing is expensive!)


Teacher Professional development (work conferences, online resources)


Teacher Grants


Teacher classroom start-up costs


Principal Support


Technology funding:


Your PTO dues are very important.  While the yearly Pumpkin Fair and Bates Auction (held every other year) help fund the rest of our yearly budget, we still need to raise additional funds to keep our wonderful school going. 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

  Bates Elementary 116 Elmwood Rd. Wellesley, MA, 02481

Main phone:  781-446-6260