On behalf of the entire San Elijo Middle School PTO, welcome to the 2020/21 school year.  

The mission of SEMS PTO is to promote open communication and understanding between the parents and staff at San Elijo Middle School.  Our efforts serve to enhance and maximize the education experience of every student while aiding them in achieving their highest potential. SEMS PTO values our community and school diversity, we advocate for our students’ interests and their wellness and partner with SEMS administration to foster a safe, positive climate for students to learn and grow.

Traditionally, SEMS PTO supported teachers in the school and classroom setting by providing and paying for supplemental resources and tools like Chromebooks, PE equipment, library books, and supplies.  This has been accomplished by holding a limited number of fundraisers (Fund the Nest and the Color Battle), and through the generous support and contributions of our families and our community. 

Today (and likely throughout the entirety of the 2020/21 school year) our plans, programs, and efforts will look different. We will be flexible to ensure continued support of and alignment with the needs of our students, families, teachers, admin, and staff.  As we navigate these new and uncharted waters, we ask for your continued support and involvement.

Your Support Is More Critical Than Ever

While some of our previous years’ budgeted expenses are no longer necessary in this new learning environment, many new requirements have surfaced. We will do our best to fulfill those needs while continuing to fund previously approved programs and expenditures.  SEMS PTO is committed to maintaining the same level of support for our students, teachers, parents, and staff, so we continue to ask for your financial support in any way that you can help. Here are some of the ways you can support our students and programs. Every dollar counts and we appreciate your generosity.

Support SEMS PTO thru Online Giving

  • Fund the Nest
  • AmazonSmile
  • BoxTops for Education
  • RaiseRight (new this year)
  • eScrip (new this year)
  • Color Battle (TBD for the 2020/21 school year)  

Your Involvement

We are a diverse group of parents, teachers and community members excited about the future of our students at San Elijo Middle School. Join us and help make a difference in hundreds of lives—including the ones closest to your heart.

At this stage in your child's life, it is more important than ever to stay involved in their education.  Joining the PTO makes this job a little easier.  The PTO provides an excellent opportunity for parents to meet one another, get to know the school and its staff, and support each other’s common goals. Plus, we have a lot of fun in the process! 

SEMS PTO needs YOUR unique talents, whether it’s volunteering a few hours a month or a few hours a year, serving on the Board, sharing your ideas, planning, or participating in events… Come join us! 

San Elijo Middle School PTO does not charge a membership fee and all SEMS parents, guardians and teachers are members of the PTO.  The PTO meets monthly, and all SEMS families and teachers are invited to attend our meetings.  Please visit the PTO Meetings page for exact dates and meeting links.

Our appreciation

We thank you for your generous support of our SEMS families and community.  If you would like more information or would like to get involved, please email

- San Elijo Middle School PTO

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