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. 

In this unique year, your PTO contributions are more important than ever.  The pumpkin fair and auction will not be happening as usual, so your contributions are the primary source of funds raised this year. 

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!

Every family that makes a contribution to the PTO in any amount will receive a Bates Proud car magnet to display their Bates Pride around town.  In addition, if 75% of our community makes a contribution this year, all Bates families will receive a Bates Proud Yard Sign!

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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 in the 2020-2021 PTO budget.

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