PTO

Purpose

The purpose of the PTO is to:

  • Support the mission, vision and philosophy of the school
  • Promote a sense of community among parents and the school
  • Create opportunities for parent involvement in the school
  • Provide financial support for school’s needs and activities

Benefits

Research shows that schools with well structured, consistent parent involvement programs are more likely to experience profound benefits for students, parents, teachers, administrators, and overall school quality. The most accurate predictors of student achievement in school are not family income or social status, but the extent to which a student’s family is able to:

  • Create a home environment that encourages learning
  • Communicate high but reasonable, expectations for the child’s achievement and future
  • Become involved in the child’s education at school and in the community

Structure

The PTO shall be comprised of:

  • PTO Officers
  • Room Parents
  • All members

Officers

The officers of PTO shall be:

  • President
  • Vice-President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Fundraising Coordinator
  • Classroom Liaison

Committees

In addition to the officers, the PTO may form Committees under the discretion of the Principal. Committees are led by a Committee Chair and are under the supervision of the PTO. Committees may include, but are not limited to Special Events, Hospitality, Parent Service Contract, etc.