Welcome

We are an active parent and teacher organization  serving South Topsail Elementary School in Hampstead, NC. Go Stingrays! This site will be updated throughout the year with information about upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, fundraising efforts and PTO Board meeting minutes. If you have any questions, or would like to volunteer, please feel free to contact any Board member or join us for one of our meetings. We'd love to have you! Read our welcome message from The Board.

Volunteer Opportunities & Upcoming Events  
Our PTO has exciting fundraisers planned for this year, & we need your help executing them! If you’re willing to volunteer, please email: pto@SouthTopsailPTO.com. We need more help than ever, so please consider lending a hand. All fundraising proceeds go towards purchasing instructional supplies, facility improvements & PTO yearly needs for our school. Our specific volunteer needs are:

Boosterthon Fun Run – March 18 - March 28, 2019. We need help passing out prizes to students in the morning after announcements.

If you would like to help, please email pto@southtopsailpto.com and note your specific committee interest.

Class T-shirts 
Class T-shirts have been ordered and distributed. If you have any issues with your order, please email us. If you missed our first order and would like a class T-shirt they can be ordered for $10 for a student shirt, $12 for adult shirt (sizes S-XL), $14 for 2XL, $15 3XL. 


Box Tops Needed!
Help raise money for our school by clipping Box Tops on participating items! We receive 10 cents per box top, and that adds up quick! You can turn box tops in via the Box Tops Mailbox located outside the main office, or just send them in a ziplock inside your child's folder. We will ship Box Tops off in November and March, so please start the year out by turning some in!



Link Shopping Accounts
Harris Teeter & Lowes Foods. Don't forget to re-link your Harris Teeter VIC card yearly. Beginning August 1 you can link your card to South Topsail Elementary. This is a one time sign up process that must take place each school year. The school of your choice is linked to your VIC card until May 31. You can also link your Lowes Foods card to South Topsail Elementary. Ask a store associate at each store to help you get linked to our school!

Boosterthon Fun Run Fundraiser March 18-March 28

Our final big fundraiser for the year will be our Boostherthon Fun Run scheduled for March 18-28. Each child in our school will participate in this fun run, held during school hours. Your children will be asked to solicit pledges from family, friends, neighbors or anyone else who is willing to help raise funds for our school. In return they're awarded prizes based on the pledge levels they meet. More information to come! 

We are seeking parent volunteers to help distribute prizes to students each afternoon 

around 2:30 p.m during 
Boostherthon (March 19-28). If you can help, please e-mail us!


Volunteer/Security Badges - Background Check Info

If you plan on volunteering at STE often,  chaperoning field trips, and would like expedited check in/check out at school, you'll need a volunteer/security badge. This badge indicates that you have been background checked and approved to volunteer with our students on a regular basis. If you'd like to have a badge, you will first need to complete this Background Check.  Background checks are valid for 3 Years. After this timeframe, background checks must be completed again before the PTO can reissue a volunteer badge. Cost for a new badge is $5.

If your background check is approved, please print off the confirmation email and send it into school with your $5 badge payment. You can send it in your child's folder in an envelope marked PTO.  We will create a badge for you and send it home in your child's folder.  Otherwise dates and times will be announced for badges to be made or reissued, or you can email pto@southtopsailpto.com to schedule an appointment to have your badge made. 

Download the Remind App
 


We'd like to introduce another way our STES PTO would like to connect with you. 
Download the free "Remind: School Communication" App and connect to "STES PTO" for important reminders about school events and happenings! Simply enter this number: 81010 and then text this message: @4kd6f6 or click here to sign up and connect to STES PTO. If you need help or more information please contact us.


Shop Amazon and Upload Receipts to Shoparoo to Support STES PTO

Are you a frequent amazon.com shopper? Link your existing amazon.com account to smile.amazon.com and have a portion of your shopping proceeds donated to STES PTO. There is no fee to link your account, just start your shopping at smile.amazon.com and set up South Topsail Elementary PTO as your charity in two steps.  0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases will be donated to STES PTO.

Visit  AmazonSmile to get started!

            

Shoparoo is an easy App to use to turn your grocery shopping receipts into donations for our school. Simply take a photo of your receipt within the Shoparoo app and a portion of your purchase will be donated to STES. Some of the store receipts accepted are: grocery stores, Target, Walmart, Bed Bath & Beyond,  Walgreens, CVS, etc. Download the free Shoparoo App in the App Store or on Google Play! Last year, we raised approximately $200 for our school, and we know we can do better this year with your help!