Fruitville Elementary School PTO Inc
SARASOTA FL 34232-2336
Fruitville PTO's mission is to strengthen, enhance and encourage the educational and social environment of Fruitville Elementary; to sponsor and organize fundraising, school, and social events geared to deepen school spirit and provide additional opportunities for students, families, teachers and administrative staff to learn, socialize, communicate and grow.
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
Board Chair Angie Hynes
Board Chair Affiliation PTO Co-President
General Info
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2005
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Exempt 0
State Registration Yes Jan 2019
Financial Summary
Note: Revenue includes the value of in-kind contributions/donations
IRS Letter of Determination
Impact Statement
In addition to the PTO's ongoing efforts to increase our school's number of Business Partners, we also hold three annual fundraisers: Fall Festival, Jog-A-Thon and Silent Auction. Here is a list of just some of the things we are able to do with the money we raise.
2016/17 Accomplishments:
1) Met our (ambitious) goal of 1:1 computer ratio for all students 3rd - 5th grade.
2) Teacher/staff streamlined mailbox system has been purchased and installed.
3) Funded class field trips.
4) Provided each teacher with a $125 grant to offset the money they spend out of their own pockets to supplement needs for their individual classrooms.
5) Awarded our Science Lab with a $1,500 grant for additional supplies.
6) Expanded our school-wide software library by adding Reflex Math, which is available to all students using individual log-ins.
7) Supported the Library Committee's efforts to update and expand our Media Center by committing funds for the purchase of new books, and new modern furniture. 
2017/18 Goals:
1) This year we are continuing our on-going commitment of providing Microsoft Surface Pros for with the goal of reaching a 1:1 ratio of computer per student - this year we are focusing on K-2nd grade
2) Grounds beautification project includes plants, trees, sod, etc. to enhance the areas surrounding our amazing new building.
3) Expansion of our Garden Club growing boxes to include several new boxes and fencing to protect the gardens from intruders 
4) Continue providing monthly periodicals to all students (K-5th grade) which enhances our science and social studies curriculum.
5) Continue our subscription to the Reflex Math software program that allows students to practice their "Math Facts" in fun ways at home and in the classroom.
Needs Statement
Our needs were also listed in our Impact Statement, but are listed here again:
1) This year we are beginning an on-going commitment (in phases) of providing Microsoft Surface Pros for each classroom with the goal of reaching a 1:1 ratio of computer per student - we are still working on price resourcing and will update this need with $$ soon.
2) Grounds beautification project includes plats, trees, sod, etc. to enhance the areas surrounding our amazing new building - estimated cost $5000.
3) Expansion of our Garden Club growing boxes to include several new growing boxes and fencing to protect the gardens from intruders - estimated cost $2500.
4) Continue providing periodicals to our students (K-5th grade), which enhance our science and social studies curriculum - estimated cost $4,700.
5) Continue providing the subscription to the Reflex Math software that all students can use to learn their "Math Facts" in a fun way at home or in the classroom - estimated cost $3,200.
Background Statement
Since its inception in 2005, Fruitville Elementary's PTO has been shaped, expanded and developed with each passing year by the dedication and continued efforts of all the families, teachers and school staff who volunteer their time and their hearts. From day one our purpose was to provide a forum whereby ideas could be collectively heard on how to make this school, our school - "Fruitville Elementary School" - the very best it can be. And while the PTO leadership, the committees, the volunteers might change as another 5th grade class graduates, the message is the create a community that intelligently communicates and cooperates with one single focus; to enhance the learning environment and experience for each and every one of our students. From after school clubs, to spirit nights, to funding the needs of our school when school budgets can't, this PTO has always been dedicated to "making it happen" for our students, our families, our teachers and our staff.
Areas Served
Areas Served
FL- Sarasota
Areas Served Comments While Fruitville Elementary School is located in Sarasota County; we are identified as the North County hub for full-time and resource gifted students, as well as autistic students across the entire range of the autism spectrum. Therefore, we also have students who come to our school from Manatee County. Our school has such a phenomenal reputation within Sarasota County, that many of our students attend by using the "school choice" system.
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Education
Secondary Org Type
Tertiary Org Type
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
Co-President Megan Tennimon:
When my oldest child started Kindergarten at Fruitville Elementary I knew I wanted to be involved with the PTO, but I wasn't sure how to start. My friend asked me to co-chair the Fall Festival Committee. Wow! It was a lot of work, but one of the most rewarding things I've been a part of.
My oldest is now in third grade and I feel fortunate to have been involved with the PTO each Volunteer Coordinator, Book Fair Co-Chair, even Co-Chairing a second Fall Festival. What started simply as a desire to be involved and contribute to my child's school, has grown into something much more. I am so grateful for the friendships I've made, and I love being on a first name basis with most of the staff. My Co-President and I share a common goal for our PTO. We want the PTO to be a positive and rewarding experience for all who volunteer. As busy moms, we understand how valuable time is and we want everyone who donates their time, or financial contributions, to know how much it means to the students, staff and families.  I look forward to many more years with our wonderful PTO.  

Co-President Angie Hynes:
Two of my four children already attend Fruitville Elementary, and we have every intention of having the younger two also attend when the time comes.  So, with four children receiving their education at Fruitville Elementary, I wanted to be involved with making the school a great place for students, staff and families. Between my Co-President and I, we have worked on every single fundraiser at the school, and we make a super team!  I run my own business, and I knew that experience would help with the business side of the PTO.
I love watching the school grow better and better each year, and seeing how the students benefit from the PTO fundraising efforts.  One of our missions is to make sure our teachers feel valued and supported, and we are excited to be able to provide extra resources for all students that traditional County funding does not cover.  We encourage our families to become involved in our PTO in any capacity (large or small) that they feel comfortable in.  I feel that our PTO is a welcoming group where the entire team works toward common goals, and I am looking forward to another very successful year.
Statement from the CEO/Executive Director
Fruitville Elementary's PTO does not have a CEO/Executive Director.
Description Each year our teachers spend hundreds of their own personal dollars to purchase necessary supplies and/or classroom comforts to enhance their students' educational experiences and classroom environment. The Fruitville PTO created our Annual Teacher Grant Program to help offset some of those expenses. For the first few months of every school year each of our teachers have the opportunity to submit receipts for reimbursement of up to a total of $125 per teacher, for any items they have purchased for their students and/or classrooms. Additionally, the Fruitville PTO provides a special teacher grant of $1,500 to the school's science teacher. This grant reimburses him for his personal money spent each year to supplement the Science Lab with supplies, materials, experiences, etc.
Budget $10,000
Category Education, General/Other Education, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years) Children Only (5 - 14 years) Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Short Term Success This school year (2017/18) (50) teachers turned in receipts for educational/classroom items they purchased with their own money totaling $6,250,00. The items purchased were identified by our teachers as needs over and above what they were provided for the 2017/18 school year, such as reading programs, special project supplies, student experiences, classroom center enhancements/comforts, etc.  Additionally, our science teacher was awarded his annual grant of $1,500 in May of 2017. This grant is used for supplies and enhancements to the science lab.
Long Term Success Teachers have come to count on this program each year, and the PTO is pleased to be able to continue it on an annual basis. Our Annual Teacher Grant Program is aligned with our mission of enhancing each and every one of our students' educational experience, as well as further promoting a sense of community. As a result of this reimbursement program, our teachers feel heard, supported and respected, and our students have additional items needed to help make their school year as successful as possible.
Program Success Monitoring The success of this program is proven by the number of teachers who participate each year. We evaluate the total amount distributed to teachers, the program system, and the timing of the reimbursements on an annual basis to determine if changes need to be made to the budgeted line item, and to make sure that our teachers understand how to use this program to their benefit.
Program Success Examples Each teachers' specific needs vary year by year. For example a third grade teacher may determine that their students would benefit from additional non-fiction reading selections in the reading center one year, but the following year, that teacher may decide that an online math program might benefit her students. Making the funds available to the teachers allows them to customize their purchases each year based on the needs of that particular years' students.
Description The Fruitville PTO budgets funds, and provides volunteers, on an annual basis for a variety of field trips offered to all of our students each year. Some of the places that our students have the opportunity to visit are as follows; Florida Studio Theatre, The Sarasota Orchestra, The Asolo, The Riverview High School Planetarium, Ken Thompson Park, Mote Marine, The Van Wezel, etc. The funding that the Fruitville PTO commits for field trips is intended to off-set the cost of bus transportation to the field trip selected locations. Additionally, some of the funding is considered an "angel fund" which will pay the per child cost for the field trip (if there are any) for those students who are unable to afford that fee.
Budget $7,500
Category Education, General/Other Education, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years) Children Only (5 - 14 years) Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Short Term Success Daily classroom curriculum is enhanced with every field trip a student goes on. These field trips expose our students to areas of arts, culture and science within our communities, that they may not have the opportunity to see if it not for these field trips. When the students search through the water for sea life (Ken Thompson Park), or watch a play (Florida Studio Theatre), it brings to life what they are learning in the classrooms.
Long Term Success Our students are exposed to the arts, culture and science experiences within our community, and the Fruitville PTO is committed to provide this funding so that this continues. We feel that providing these invaluable experiences to our students keeps them engaged and excited about what they are learning in the classroom environment. Additionally, our students also learn about the behaviors that are expected of them when they visit a particular field trip location (i.e., obviously different behaviors are expected when a student is attending a play or listening to an orchestra, than when he/she is digging through the sand at Ken Thompson Park hoping to find a hermit crab).
Program Success Monitoring We collect feedback from the students, teachers and volunteers, on a regular basis regarding the successes of the field trips. Additionally, we often hear back from our contact people at the various field trip sites with glowing reports of our students' behavior while visiting their facility. The field trips continue to be a source of joy, excitement and learning for each and every one of our students.
Program Success Examples By providing transportation funding for the field trips, the costs associated are kept to a minimum. This means that our students are able to experience sights and sounds they may not otherwise be exposed to, at either no cost, or at a very small charge per child. Remember too, we have the "angel fund" built into this program so that no child is denied the experience due to the inability to pay any costs that might be charged for a particular field trip.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
CEO Term Start 0
CEO/Executive Director Email N/A
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
Senior Staff
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % N/A
Professional Development No
Contractors 0
Volunteers 30
Management Reports to Board N/A
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation No
Fruitville Elementary School
External Assessments and Accreditations
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Fundraising Plan Yes
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures No
Board Chair
Board Chair Angie Hynes
Company Affiliation PTO Co-President
Board Term May 2017 to May 2018
Board Chair Email
Board Members
Board Members
Jenney Adams Secretary
Maggie Alsum Co-Treasurer
Jaime Hard Vice President
Angie Hynes Co-President
Megan Tennimon Co-President
Melissa Wells Co-Treasurer
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 6
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 0
Female 6
Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 99
Board Orientation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 10
Board Meeting Attendance % 90
Board Self-Evaluation No
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Current Year Projections
Tax Year Start Month July
Tax Year Start Day 01
Tax Year Begins 2017
Tax Year End Month June
Tax Year End Day 30
Tax Year Ends 2018
Projected Revenue $55,700.00
Projected Expenses $69,357.00
Total Projected Revenue includes "in-kind" contributions/ donations No
Organization has Endowment No
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign No
Anticipate Campaign within 5 years? No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
Audit/Financial Documents
Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$98,377$38,507$43,268
Administration Expense$1,884$2,143$0
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.441.511.31
Program Expense/Total Expenses98%81%100%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$6,154$62,492$38,512
Current Assets$6,154$62,492$38,512
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$6,154$62,492$38,512
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising $29,292Fundraising $38,079Fundraising $34,844
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $14,277Membership Dues $32,705Membership Dues $21,434
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountOther $354Other $478Other $218
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from the organization's Federal 990-EZ.  Contributions may include foundation and corporate support as they are not separately stated on the tax returns.
Nonprofit Fruitville Elementary School PTO Inc
Address 601 HONORE AVE
SARASOTA , FL 34232 2336
Phone 941 361-6200