About The PTO
The Friends of Ray School PTO supports the school, its teachers, and students and families through fundraising and volunteer efforts.
The PTO works year-round to support various programs and activities. In addition to providing funds for extra classroom materials, enrichment programs and recess supervision, the PTO sponsors cultural and community celebrations, hosts the monthly Coffee with the Principal and helps keep administration, staff and families informed via the weekly eNewsletter and Facebook page.
Who We Are
The Friends of Ray School PTO supplements the basic educational program provided at William H. Ray Elementary School by funding and developing programs in such areas as music, fine arts, performing arts, science and computer education.
The PTO Board is made up of parents, teachers, and administration.
The Ray eNewsletter is funded by the PTO, and we also support the beautiful gardens around the school.
The PTO’s primary fundraisers include a taffy apple, popcorn and candy sale in the fall, the Walk-a-Thon in the spring and the food court at the 57th Street Art Fair at the end of the school year.
The PTO recruits volunteers for a variety of events year round, such as the Black History Month Open House and International Night celebration. To learn more about our events, visit the Ray School events page.
The PTO has mailboxes located in the school office. Please feel free to leave a note if you have any questions or use the contact form page.
PTO meetings are held on Tuesday, with dinner provided starting at 5 pm and the meeting starting at 5:30 pm in the Ray School cafeteria. Click here to view this year’s schedule.