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We Need You!

Our PTO is currently looking for volunteers to help distribute hot lunch every Wednesday and on select Mondays & Fridays for pizza day, hotdog day and treat days.  Volunteer opportunities are currently available for the first half of the hot lunch program which will run through the end of January, 2020.    As you know, our hot lunch program is an all volunteer program that is run by our PTO.  Volunteers make it happen!! If you are interested in volunteering, please click on the attached link to register.

Please click on the links below to get caught up on the latest P.T.O. news and events scheduled for Grissom Middle School.

PTO Officers for the 2019-20 School Year

President Lori Hester
Treasurer Amie Sankey
Secretary TBD
Public Relations

Lisa McClelland

Parent Organization Committees for the 2019-20 School Year

Committee Chairperson(s)
Hot Dog Day Gina Michaels
Hot Lunch

Lori Hester/Lisa McClelland 

Kickback Night Lisa McClelland
Movie Fundraiser

Lisa McClelland

Pizza/Dippin Dots Lunch Lisa Paleczny and Kristina Nieto
School Supply KIts Manaal Aldabbagh
Spiritwear Kelly Rocca
Taffy Apple Megan Herzic
Treat Day

Lisa Paleczny

2019-20 PTO Meeting Dates

  •    September 17th @ 6:30 p.m.
  •    November 5th @ 6:30 p.m. - Dr. Gay, Superintendent, District 230, Will Be Presenting
  •    January TBD @ 6:30
  •    April TBD @ 6:00 p.m.

Our meetings are open to everyone. The Grissom Board attends every meeting and leads a round table discussion of the business and topics for that quarter. Please consider joining us in making the decisions that affect your children and their school.

Hot Lunch / Pizza Day / Hot Dog Day /Treat Day

Our PTO sponsors OPTIONAL food fundraising programs throughout the school year. Our Online Hot Lunch System is now open and accepting orders until September 4th. **Returning Users: Please remember to update your student's new team information** THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT! Please remember that you are ordering hot lunch and treats through January. Items are posted in red and blue. Once you've selected an item to order it will turn green! You can pay online with PayPal OR a debit/credit card, or you may send in a check made payable to the GRISSOM PTO. Please note: There is a $2.00 processing fee for each transaction. If you have multiple students, orders can be placed at the same time to avoid paying this fee twice. Once you have entered the entire information for one student, you can switch students and add their hot lunch order. Online Hot Lunch Ordering System, click here for link online.


The PTO has several fundraisers during the year. Marcus Theatre Tickets, Taffy Apple Sale, and Grissom Spiritwear are just a few. With our profits, we can provide our students and school many “extras” that might not be possible without your help.  Participation in these events is greatly appreciated.

Our Gifts and Services

We encourage all Grissom parents to support the Grissom PTO in all their work to help our students and school. Listed are the annual gifts and services that we provide for the Grissom families.

  1. Assignment notebooks
  2. Awards and certificates for sports, honor roll and eighth grade
  3. Assemblies for each grade level
  4. Eighth grade graduation t-shirts
  5. Patriot Pride prizes
  6. Prize incentives for fundraising
  7. Prize incentives for reading programs
  8. Additional supplies/equipment for P.E., Media Center and Enrichment Classes (Art, Music, Economics and Pre-Engineering)