The Trace Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is first and foremost, a support system for the school. When the district is unable to provide funding or opportunities, the PTO steps up to help build a richer school environment.
Supporting Merritt Trace Elementary
651 Dana Avenue
San Jose, CA 95126
Trace PTO typically sponsors school events throughout the year to create a stronger community bond and create memories for the students that will hopefully last a lifetime. Many of these events are fundraisers. The PTO is a 501c non-profit organization and all proceeds through fundraising efforts come back to directly benefit the school.
Trace PTO helps fund:
- equipment, costumes, and supplies for our drama, art, and music classes (part of the Visual Performing Arts Program) provided for all Trace students
- the Choir teacher
- instruments for our after-school strings and band program
- the annual Science Fair
- after school enrichment programs (e.g. programming classes, etc.)
- school supplies
- Project Cornerstone parent volunteer programs that build student character, support anti-bullying lessons, and expand cultural awareness
If you have a question, concern or suggestion please feel free to contact any or all of us! You can reach the co-presidents at any time and we can figure out a solution or connect you with someone who can. Email Vanessa Marvin and Sara Grace Vann (2022-2023 co-presidents) at [email protected]