Hello! The calendar for 2017-2018 Pinckney PTO events is available either via:… or at our PTO website at:

We’re excited to kick-off the upcoming academic year in our renovated school. Check out the events and make plans to definitely attend and, if possible, help out wherever you might be able to.

PTO Meetings will take place on the first Wednesday of every school month at 5:30pm in the Pinckney Library, unless otherwise noted.


Summer 2017 PTO Meeting

There is no summer respite for PTO, folks. This Thursday (6/22) we are moving our PTO stuff from East Heights to the new digs. If you have a van or truck and can help, it would be much appreciated. Meet at 4:30pm at East Heights, and we can do a quick and easy move. Let us know!

Following that, we are also having our summer meeting at 6pm on Thursday (6/22) at The White Schoolhouse, 1510 N 3rd St, in North Lawrence (thank you Jennifer Roth). We will begin to map out our many PTO events for 2017-2018. Anyone and everyone who wishes to attend and be a bigger part of our exciting first year back at Pinckney is encouraged to attend. Childcare and pizza will be provided.

PTO Meeting, Monday, May 8th 5:30!

Hey, the last Pinckney PTO Meeting of the 2016-2017 school year is this evening at 5:30pm at East Heights in Room 28. This is the meeting where we establish the PTO Board for 2017-2018. If you’ve been interested in getting more involved in your neighborhood school, next year, with our arrival at the newly renovated school, is a prime opportunity to do so. We encourage anyone interested to attend tonight, especially parents/guardians of incoming Kindergarteners!

(If you are interested in being on the board but cannot make the meeting or if you have any other questions, please email me at

Teacher Appreciation Week 5/1-5/5

Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week! There’s something special for each day that students can take part in:
Monday 5/1: Let’s kick off the week right! Bring a flower to help build a beautiful bouquet for your teacher’s classroom.
Tuesday 5/2: Write a special note to your teacher. You can make a homemade card,or use the one on the flier below!
Wednesday 5/3:Bring your super teacher a super sweet treat!
Thursday 5/4: Draw a picture of your teacher and attach it to your classroom door!
Friday 5/5: Wear your favorite superhero shirt. If you don’t have one, ask your teacher’s favorite color and wear that!
Thank you Arika Sprecker for helping coordinate!

Street Dance Help Needed!

Hey all! So our last (and some say best) PTO event of the year is in a few weeks- the Pinckney Street Dance – on Saturday, May 6th, from 5:30-7:30pm at East Heights. As usual, we need Pinckney Parent/Guardian Power to make these events go. I just signed up for a slot to help out and, if you have not already, I would ask that you consider helping as well! Thanks in advance!

April PTO Minutes. O-U-T.

Science Fair

Remember that the Science Fair is this evening in the East Hieghts gym from 6-7pm!

Feb. PTO Meeting


The February Pinckney PTO Meeting is this Monday, Feb. 13th at 5:30pm at East Heights, Rm. 28. Everyone is invited! Childcare is provided.

Really Big Sale Sat. Feb 18th

We’ll tell you a secret. In order to commemorate our new start at our revitalized school building next year, your Pinckney PTO is planning on providing a free “Back To The Future” (get it?) themed t-shirt to EVERY Pinckney student. The cost to do this is $1,000+. PTO earns ALL of our funding primarily through 2 events: running parking at the KU Rowing Regatta (Oct.) and our Really Big Sale (March.). We were lucky enough to get outside volunteers for parking, meaning we didn’t have to have Pinckney parent volunteers. But we don’t have outside volunteers for The Really Big Sale. This one is on us, so we need your help. Just 2 hours of your time on either Friday or Saturday. We’ve ONLY got 7 days left and lots of open slots. Thanks in advance!
Donations: Also, if you or anyone you kno w have items you would like to donate to the sale, here are the remaining drop-off times. The storage containers are behind the school at 1430 Haskell this year.
o Feb. 15th 5-6pm
o Feb. 16th 7-8pm
o Feb. 17th ALL DAY

Oct. PTO Meeting

PTO Meeting Tonight (Monday, Oct. 10th., 5:30pm) at East Heights (in the Media Center in the mobile units behind the school). Childcare and snacks provided. Hope to see you there!