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PTO by-laws

Monthly Meetings


PTO meetings take place once a month (typically Wednesdays) at 6:00 pm at the elementary school in Room 9. When you enter the front doors, take the left hallway and room 9 is down the hallway on the right. All parents and teachers of the elementary and high school are welcome to attend. At each meeting, we vote on any fund requests made by the teachers of both the high school and elementary school. We also discuss new initiatives, field trips, fundraisers, community events, etc. Please come join us. We welcome your opinion, ideas, and feedback!
 2017-2018 Meetings:

September 26 (Tuesday)
October 18
November 15
December 20
January 17
Februrary 28
March 21
April 18 
May 16 (Tuesday)
June 13

PTO    Events

PTO Carnival
Refreshments in the Elementary School cafeteria and games in the gymnasium.
Volunteers are needed for the planning of the event, contacting participants and running the games.  Planning usually starts in January. We'd love to hear your ideas about new carnival games! 
Event is held on March 23, 2018.

Breakfast with the Principal
Bi-Monthly invitation only event where students are honored as part of the Character Education Program. 

Breakfast is provided for students and family members.

Open House(s)

High School and Elementary Schools. Refreshments are provided to families while they attend the open houses.

Family Movie Night(s)

Held at the Elementary School in the gymnasium. Bring your sleeping bag and pillow, and come in your pajamas to enjoy a family movie. Dates TBA.

Kids Korner Holiday Shop

Elementar School event where students purchase gifts for family and friends at holiday time. A favorite of the kids! Shopping dates are 12/06 - 12/08/17. *Volunteers are needed for this event to help students shop and to help wrap and label their gifts. More info. will be sent home in November. 

PTO Fundraisers
Yankee Candles and Coffee Mania Fall Fundraisers
Various gift items to purchase for yourself, family and friends; all while helping us raise money to give back to the students in the form of field trips, supplies, and recognition events.

Runs October 10 - October 20, 2017.

Price Chopper's Tools for Schools
School number is 16590.
Sign up on line or return a form.
Use your advantage card and earn points for the school to select items of their choice. 
Box top$ for Education
PTO sponsors a contest in Oct. and March. 
Boxtops can be found on many grocery store items. For more details go to
The PTO receives 10¢ per boxtop. This year, the Boxtops for education money will go into the general fund to pay for many of the items that the PTO funds yearly. There are box top containers located at several local McGraw and Cortland community buildings and businesses. Please consider dropping off your box tops at one of those locations. (Enders Pizza, Bill Bros. (both locations), Chinese restaurant, Churches, Community Buildings, Senior Center, etc.)

McGraw School &
Community Cookbook

2nd edition cookbook consists of recipes submitted by parents, faculty, staff, and community members.

Contact Helen Sherwood at
836-5043 with any questions; please leave a message.

The McGraw School & Community Cookbook Volume #2 has arrived!  Final cost for this one-of-a-kind publication is only $8. 
You can get a copy at the LaMont Library, you can contact PTO at to order one, or you may call Helen Sherwood at the number to the left.
We will also have some for sale at the PTO Carnival on Friday, March 23, 2018.


Other School Fundraisers
The following fundraisers do not go to PTO. However they do go into the student activity funds at both schools for principals to use for school events/activities.
~ Ink Cartridges ~ Tyson Project A+ ~ Tops Plastic Grocery bags ~   Cell Phones ~

Take Charge of Education

For information go to

Designate either McGraw Elementary or McGraw High School
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Melinda McCool, Superintendent
10 West Academy Street
McGraw, NY 13101
P: (607)836-3636