At Michael Dowling School, Urban Environmental Magnet, we work to provide a social and academic climate that gives students a strong feeling of belonging. Our distinction is our environmental involvement, our special education programs, a highly qualified and stable staff, our history, and our unparalleled desire to have fun with learning.
The Dowling Parent Teacher Organization fosters community and raises funds to provide a wide range of educational enrichment programs for the students. We help to fund class trips, books, classroom supplies, and much more. During the past years, the Dowling PTO has provided learning opportunities that may have otherwise been unavailable to our children.
How have contributions been used in the past?
Over the past two school years, we were able to give over $40,000 back to Dowling and our teachers each year! We gave $9,000 in teacher start of the year funds; $30,000 to our E-STEAM Grant Program (Dowling teachers may submit a grant application to facilitate the implementation of programs, activities, and technology at Dowling); and several other grants for the school to cover equipment and activities. In addition to these grants, Dowling PTO sponsors great community building events to keep Dowling families connected, such as "Get Outdoors" events, the end-of-year celebration, fifth grade graduation, and more.