In 2019, the Navy PTO launched the SCHOOL2SCHOOL initiative to establish a partnership with Coates Elementary in Herndon, VA. As part of the initiative, the Navy PTO funded the purchase of 10 new iPads for Special Education classrooms at Coates.┬áThese classrooms include children with learning disabilities who benefit greatly from the educational apps that can be accessed on iPads.┬áThe funding for these iPads came from unspent dollars from the PTO’s prior school year budget.

In early December 2019, the PTO received this wonderful note from the students at Coates.

The Navy PTO hopes to expand its relationship with Coates beyond financial support in the future. Please contact Hina Ullah ( or Lisa Vaughn ( if you are interested in joining the SCHOOL2SCHOOL Initiative.