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The Ankeney Middle School PTO has been established to promote the welfare, educational, vocational, and character development of students who attend Ankeney Middle School and to develop and maintain a forum for parents, teachers and citizens within the community interested in the advancement of those purposes. The PTO shall not attempt to direct the administration or policies and activities of the School.


In attempt to reduce paper communications, we will plan to post all relevant forms and information on this website for the 2020/2021 school year.  We also have a Facebook group where we will post timely information and respond to questions.  You may request access to that group by visiting Ankeney Middle School PTO.  You will be prompted to answer a few questions to ensure we limit access to this group to Ankeney parents/guardians and staff.

2020/2021 CALENDAR

  • September 27 & October 4 - Virtual Student Picture Day @ Easterling Studios
  • Water Bottle Fundraiser - Google Order Form: 
    • Early bird deadline Sept. 20 ($20).  Orders taken until Sept. 30 ($22)
    • When you submit the order form, there will be a link to go to PayPal for payment.  If you close the window without payment, you may go directly to PayPal from this website under the "donate" section.  
    • Paid orders will be delivered to students at school when they arrive in early October.  Online students should list "online" where it asks for FLEX teacher and arrangements will be made for home delivery.

If you need to contact any member of the PTO, please email us at and if you know who you're trying to reach specifically, please add their name in the subject line.


CO-PRESIDENTS – Melissa Blackaby and Mechelle Rafferty
TREASURER – Penny Blosser
CO-TREASURER – Holly Coles
SECRETARY – Stephanie McBride
STAFF LIAISON – Jacquelyn Koehler  


BOOK FAIR – Carol Brown (staff)
COOKIE WALK – Rachel Fauber

NEWSLETTER – Melissa Blackaby and Mechelle Rafferty
SOCIAL – Maya Galbraith
SPIRIT WEAR – Aysha Osten




Leads all PTO meetings, must be able to attend all, if not most of the PTO meetings (If he/she cannot attend a meeting the President must have the Vice-President fill in.), creates agendas for the meeting, keeps PTO running smoothly by checking in with other members of the Executive Board and Committee Chairs, sets up PTO calendar with the Principal before school starts, checks the PTO mailbox at least once a week, checks the PTO email, sends any PTO information to the Vice Principal to be included in the monthly newsletter, and a host of other duties that are needed pursuant to the position of PTO President.


Must be able to attend all, if not most, of the PTO meetings. The Vice-President needs to step in for President if the President cannot perform his/her duties. This may be short or long term, until existing President returns or a new President can be voted in, and other duties that are needed pursuant to the position of Vice-President.


Must be able to attend all, if not most, of the PTO meetings. If he/she cannot attend a meeting the Secretary must find someone to take the meeting minutes. Makes copies of minutes and agendas for PTO meetings, takes minutes of meetings, records any correspondence received, submits minutes to the teacher or PTO member who handles the web items for the school to put on PTO web page, keeps secretary book up to date and organized, checks the PTO email, and any other duties that are needed pursuant to the position of Secretary.


Primarily does the reports and deposits. She/he can also write checks and any other duties that are needed pursuant to the position of Treasurer.


Reconciles monthly bank statement and consequently cannot be a check signer. She/he will sign-off on all yellows submitted, oversee Pay Pal, update the yellow form (utilized for all reimbursements and deposits) as needed, participate in annual audit. She/he can also count money, make deposits and do reports, and any other duties that are needed pursuant to the position of Treasurer.


Volunteer Coordinator
Makes up Volunteer Interest Sheets, collects Volunteer Interest Sheets, compiles volunteer data base, and distributes lists either by hard copy or via email to appropriate Chairpersons, and any other duties that are needed pursuant to the position of Volunteer Coordinator.


Our PTO could not function without a small army of volunteers and we need your help!  Please fill out this volunteer form to tell us your availability and areas of interest.  You will then be contacted by a committee chairperson or our volunteer coordinator with more information as events draw near.  We also post a SignUp Genius for specific volunteer opportunities on our Facebook page (Ankeney Middle School PTO)  so please so check there too!


Volunteer Interest Form

In the past we have asked families for donations of time and food to support the students and staff throughout the year.  As we all know this year is unique and our ability to have extra people in the building is limited.  The best way you can help the PTO this year is with a monetary donation so that the PTO can purchase items needed to appreciate the staff and support students.  Donations can be made through our PayPal site (e-mail is  Thanks in advance for your generosity and understanding!