Ruth Dowell Middle School PTO Welcomes You!


Hi Lion Families!
I am Gwen Williams, the 2020-21 Dowell PTO President and I look forward to serving this great community this year! While this year will look different than usual, I’m confident that together we can make it great!
As we all know, social-distancing and limitations on group sizes will be a part of our school year; however, we are hopeful we can continue to provide fun and spirit-filled activities for the students, staff, and families. The activities we coordinate and fund include grade-level events such as field trips and mixers, 8th grade celebrations, academic recognition, coordination of the school supplies sale, staff appreciation, and important educational grants for Dowell staff needs and projects.


We invite you to JOIN THE PTO ! Membership is the only time all year we will ask for your direct financial help. Your family membership of $40 per family provides roughly 60% of our income for the year. Other PTO income sources are community sponsorships, apparel sales, Box Tops for Education, restaurant/local business spirit nights, and school supplies sales.
We also invite you to VOLUNTEER ! There are needs for help with staff appreciation, copy duty, grade-level events, apparel sales, etc. Look for more information to come soon about how you can volunteer!
Finally, please CONNECT WITH PTO INFO by reading Dowell’s weekly email newsletter, following us on Facebook, and utilizing our website, . You are also invited to attend our monthly PTO meetings. These dates will be listed on the general Dowell calendar.


Let’s make it a great year, Lions!


Gwen Williams
2020-21 Dowell PTO President