A website for Flat Rock Middle School families.

About the Flat Rock PTO

Get involved with the Flat Rock PTO today and know your student and the school's faculty will have the advantage of parents that are willing to help them succeed. Even in middle school, parents still play an important role.

Research from Harvard University’s Family Research Project indicates "that the children of involved parents tend to do better in school across a number of measures, including a higher overall GPA, better scores on standardized tests, and an increased likelihood of enrolling in college. Engaged parents can also reduce the effects of negative peer pressure that often push kids to become unmotivated in school. Even though students may roll their eyes about moms helping at school, parents can be reassured that their involvement has long-lasting positive effects on their children’s academic motivation and performance."

The Flat Rock PTO is your link to ensuring the students and faculty have the assistance and resources they need to succeed. Get involved in the Flat Rock PTO.

The Purpose of the PTO

The PTO focuses on implementing activities that help the students and faculty of Flat Rock Middle School. Our goal is to help your student succeed and to make our school the best it can be. We do the following to achieve our goals:

  • Recognize academic achievement

  • Facilitate communications between the school & families

  • Raise financial support for student activities at school

  • Assist faculty in purchasing vital supplies

  • Voice parent concerns to school administrators

  • Sponsor appreciation events for faculty and staff

Teacher and Staff Favorite Things

Want to wish your students teacher a happy birthday or just send in a small token of appreciation? Checkout this list of favorite things from this years teachers and staff. CLICK HERE FOR LIST OF FAVORITE THINGS [updated 9/8/22)

Passive Fundraising

Earn money for the school by shopping at places you normally shop or things you normally purchase. Click on the links to sign up for each of the programs our PTO participates in.

Stay Connected

Click below to select a Committee or area of interest to get started with our PTO!

PTO Meeting & Event Calendar

Meeting Info & Minutes

Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm on Zoom.

Click blue bold Join link above or visit Zoom.com > Join Meeting> enter Meeting ID: 852 9718 1010

Volunteer Opportunities

Families can play an active role at our school by volunteering through the PTO.

Volunteers must complete the CheckMate Volunteer Form before they enter the building. Click here to complete that form now.

Click below to sign-up and volunteer at events this year.

Spirit Shop

Our 2022 PTO Spirit Wear will launch 8/5! To view items click here starting 8/5: Spirit Wear Shop

All can be worn or used at school, including our new clear water bottles. Online orders will be delivered to students homeroom <2 weeks from order. A confirmation email will be sent to parents to notify of delivery date.

Donation Opportunities

We are appreciating our teachers and staff this year by giving away a gift card a month. If you would like to donate a gift card(s) or money towards the purchase of additional gift cards we can appreciate more people. To donate money to the gift card drive go to our square site here or contact Sharon Douglas, our PTO Treasurer & Melissa Lohr, our Parent Liaison to drop off/send in gift cards.

Please join us for Spirit Night at Chipotle on October 8th from 4-8pm. 33% of total sales will go to support PTO activities.

Our One Big Annual Fundraiser

Knowing that everyone is busy and that having a middle schooler probably means you also support your students extra curricular activities, the PTO decided several years ago to only hold one fundraiser. With the money raised the PTO has been able to fund the purchase of a new digital sign for the school, benches for around the building, and grants for teachers.

Our 2022 fundraiser, Game On will launch August 15th! Please click here to sign-up and support our school https://app.pop4kids.org/flatrockms30290 to help earn funding for :

  • Physical Education Equipment

  • Shade structures for the Food Forest (schoolwide garden program)

  • Fence for Food Forest

  • Outdoor Classroom seating and activity areas for all grade levels

Double your donation: if your company participates in a matching gift program please submit your Game ON donation receipt to that program to double your contribution to our PTO. The matching funds will go directly to PTO and be considered a parent donation vs Game ON fundraiser directly. Funds will be used to support PTO initiatives for the entire school. Contact name to submit donation to: PTO Treasurer, Sharon Douglas Email: sddouglas1234@gmail.com, EIN#58-2216869

So what is Game On?

GAME ON! is our fitness-based fundraiser, developed to fit the needs of school physical education departments! Focusing on all the awesome things students can do with a healthy mind and body, GAME ON! helps strengthen the connection between fitness and fun! Plus, it allows P.E. departments to raise funds not only for equipment and supplies, but also to continue to fund the causes and charities that matter the most to their school and community. GAME ON! includes health and wellness materials, individual and team prizes, and tons of high quality PE Equipment….including some official American Ninja Warrior items!

PTO Open Positions

Our 2022-23 PTO Board and Committees are still forming. We are in need of Volunteers for the following positions: If you are interested in either of these positions, please contact our PTO President, Andrea Ferguson at Frmsvolunteers@gmail.com

Fundraising, Nominations/Bylaws, Student Recognition & Rewards, Audit Committee Chair

July 25 , 2022

Welcome to the 2022-2023 School Year!

As a mom of rising 7th and 9th graders, I absolutely love our school and all it stands for and I am honored to serve as your PTO President. It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Flat Rock PTO family. Our PTO has no membership fee! Our organization consists of parents and teachers working together to support and enrich all students. We support school staff, help promote student self-esteem, partner with feeder pattern schools on community initiatives, and assist in efforts to solve school needs through volunteering, funding and fun events! To meet these important objectives, we fundraise. Here are a few programs that we have supported in the past: POP Fundraiser/One Big Fundraiser, Book Fairs, Teacher Appreciation Week, Teacher Classroom grants, Reading Celebration, PBIS Celebration and various other fundraisers throughout the year.

The main way to help us achieve our goals for this year is to become involved in our school through our PTO! There are no membership fees. All parents, guardians, grandparents, aunts, uncles and extended and family members are welcome. By volunteering with the PTO, you’ll be able to connect with other families who share the same desire to make our learners’ experience a more robust and enjoyable one. To become part of our volunteers, please reach out to Mashama Wilson or Ikia Willis our volunteer coordinators at frmsvolunteers@gmail.com Your support allows us to enhance each child’s experience here at FRMS and we would love for you to be part of our success!

We are always looking for sponsorships from local businesses that believe in our mission. If you have a local business and want to be part of our family, please reach out to our Treasurer, Sharon Douglas at frmsptotreasurer@gmail.com .

Please join us on August 10th at 6:30PM to learn more about the PTO and how we can utilize your talents to support our students, teachers and staff. Always remember Eagles Rock!

Thank you for all you do and welcome to Flat Rock Middle School PTO.

Respectfully yours,

Mrs. Andrea Ferguson

2022-2023 FRMS PTO President

Contact Us

2022-23 PTO Board and Committee Chairs

President: Andrea Ferguson Treasurer: Sharon Douglas Vice President: Thalia Alegria Secretary: Ikia Willis Volunteer Coordinators: Mashama Wilson, Ikia Willis Teacher Appreciation: Danielle Brathwaite Spirit Wear: Cornethia Gibbons