What is PTO?

What is PTO?

The Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) maintains a forum in which parents, teachers, and community members work together to enrich the children’s minds, hearts, and character.
We are committed to funding activities and programs that enhance the students’ education and welfare, as well as supporting the teachers, administration, and staff throughout the year.
By joining the PTO, you demonstrate your commitment to upholding and advancing excellent standards at Madden Elementary.


When can I join PTO?

You may join PTO at any time during the school year.

I joined PTO last year. Do I need to manually renew?

PTO membership is an annual choice, and does not auto-renew.

Am I required to be a volunteer if I join PTO?

We encourage our members to volunteer if they are able, but recognize that everyone has many demands on their time.


Volunteering questions may also be addressed to our VIPS (Volunteers in Public Schools) Coordinator at madden.volunteers@gmail.com.

What do I need to do to volunteer at Madden?

Complete your FBISD Background Check and email our VIPS (Volunteers in Public Schools) Coordinator at madden.volunteers@gmail.com.

What do I need to do to be a room parent?

PTO coordinates with the school for 2 room parents per classroom.  Prospective room parents must complete an FBISD Background Check and be members in good standing of the PTO.  You may contact your child's teacher or our Room Parent Coordinators (roomparentcoordinator.maddenpto@gmail.com) to ask if an additional room parent is needed.
REMEMBER!  Even if the Room Parent positions are filled, you may still ask your child's teacher how you may provide assistance to the classroom.

What volunteer activities are available?

The PTO maintains standing committees, including (but not limited to) Teacher Appreciation, Yearbook, and the Learning Garden, which all need volunteers throughout the year.
PTO also hosts spirit wear and membership tables at many school activities during the year.
Fundraisers such as the Raffle in March will require many volunteers for both planning and the day of the activity.
Lastly, there may be projects that various teachers request assistance with for activities throughout the year.

Fundraising & Spending

How does PTO spend the money raised?

PTO funds are spent in support of Madden students and staff.
During the 2023-24 schoolyear, PTO spent over $60,000, with the bulk paying for field trips and transportation, Classroom Enhancement Funds (classroom supplies and STEM consumables not provided in the FBISD budget), Teacher Appreciation activities, and the two holiday parties.

How does PTO raise money?

The PTO raises funds in a variety of ways.
  • Donation Drive
  • Madden Spring Market Lucky Draw Raffle 
Spirit Nights
PTO receives a percentage of sales from restaurants or other local businesses.
Passive Donations When You Shop
  • Kroger Rewards
  • Box Tops 4 Education (requires App & Receipt Uploads)
Spirit Wear Sales
Direct Donations & Business Sponsorships
Yearbook & School Supply sales are "break-even" activities for the PTO, provided as a service to the Madden community.

I'd like to support the PTO, but my budget is tight. How can I help?

Help support the PTO through your regular shopping!
Madden PTO is set up for donations through Kroger Community Rewards and Boxtops 4 Education.
  1. Log in to your Kroger account.
  3. Select Enroll.
  4. Shop normally. When you enter your Kroger account number/scan your Kroger card, you will still receive all your regular rewards, and PTO gets a donation!
Boxtops 4 Education
  1. Download the Boxtops 4 Education app or visit boxtops4education.com.
  2. Create a free account. Select Madden Elementary PTO.
  3. When you shop, scan your receipts using the app.

Spirit Wear & Other Madden Shopping

How do I get more t-shirts, other items, or different colors?

The new designs will be available online soon.  
PTO strongly encourages pre-orders, because only a very limited stock will be maintained on campus.
PTO also maintains a limited stock of spirit wear available for sale at school events, which may be purchased through from our website.  Visit our Store Page

How do I get a Yearbook?

Visit https://www.balfour.com/ and select Shop My School. Navigate to Madden Elementary.
Presale yearbooks will be at their lowest price of the year during the early pre-order period (typically ending in November).
We strongly recommend preordering a yearbook. There is only a single print run, and we cannot guarantee availability after the presale ends.

How do I get school supplies delivered to my child's classroom at the beginning of the year?

PTO sponsors a school supply sale through May and June. The supply packages are curated to meet the requirements of each grade at Madden.
Preordered supply packages are delivered to classrooms before the first day of school.
We strongly recommend pre-purchasing school supply packages. PTO does not maintain a significant stock of school supplies on campus.

Does the PTO run the School Store?

The School Store is run on Friday mornings by the Student Council. This is a student organization that works to support the Madden community.