Dear Parents, Guardians, Grandparents, and Friends,


This has been a year of transition as we welcome many new families to Pratt and adjust to the continuing pandemic. The Pratt Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) exists to facilitate family engagement and raise funds to support educational efforts not covered by Minneapolis Public Schools. This year may be looking more like a “normal” school year than last year, but there is still much uncertainty. Many of the PTO’s in-person events and fundraisers are still not able to occur, which means we are relying more than ever on direct donations from our annual appeal.


What does the Pratt PTO fund?

  • Enrichment activities for students: A broad range of experiences for students including STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), theatre, music, and creative writing. 

  • Supporting and recognizing our teachers: teacher appreciation events and supporting classroom needs that would otherwise be paid for by teachers out of their own pockets.

  • Community building events for students and families. 


Please consider making a donation to support our children’s education. Pratt students do not sell goods to raise funds. Instead, the PTO asks for direct donations to maximize the dollars brought into the school. Our goal is $8,000. 


Please donate what you can to support Pratt students! 

  • Write a check payable to Pratt PTO:  100% of your gift supports Pratt!

    • Donations can also be dropped off at the school office or sent via U.S. mail to:

Pratt Elementary School, Attn: PTO

66 Malcolm Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414

  • Donate online: Consider adding a small amount to cover processing fees.

  • Employer match: If you work for a company that matches donations, please request that match, as the Pratt PTO holds 501(c)(3) charitable organization, tax-exempt status. (Tax number: 26-3583817)


We need your help. Please consider making as generous a contribution as you can and share this letter with relatives and friends who may also wish to contribute to Pratt’s success.


Thank you and sincerely,



Ashley Zapata

President, Pratt Parent-Teacher Organization