Northwestern Elementary PTO
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What is PTO?
What is the PTO?
The Northwestern Elementary PTO is an organization designed to work as partners with the administrators, faculty and staff to ensure that Northwestern Elementary continues to be a great place for our children to grow and learn.
Our mission is not only to raise money for the school, but also supplement and enrich the educational experience of a students attending Northwestern Elementary. By providing a forum for interaction and understanding between parent, teachers, students and their families, our goal is to provide a framework for coordinating fundraising and volunteer efforts for the purpose of purchasing instructional items and fundraising events, activities and school enhancements that would not otherwise be provided within the school budget.
Why should I join PTO?
Your children want you to be actively involved with their lives. Getting involved in your children’s education shows them that you value school. In addition, working with PTO gives you another avenue to become an essential member of your child’s educational team. By doing so you will be working alongside teachers and faculty to shape the future of your child.
How can I help?
The PTO needs your help in many ways. The first way that you can help is by joining the PTO annually. Another way is to volunteer within the organization. Our various programs and projects require hours or manpower and a wide variety of skills. There are many opportunities for working parents to become involved as well. This year we have a web page on the Northwestern Elementary website. Please check it regularly to find out more information about events and ways that you can get involved. In addition we will be setting up a email list of all PTO members, so that we can reach out to you when we need volunteers and additional support for various program planning.
What do our funds provide?
The PTO dues and annual fundraisers provide the opportunity to contribute to or solely fund many activities within Northwestern Elementary, a few of which are listed:
~ $3600 went to Teachers ~ $2000 was given to Artz Council
~ $3000 went to Grade Level Accounts ~ $1600 for Teacher Appreciation~ $450 Honor Roll program ~ $500 Hall Bulletin Boards
~ $500 Accelerated Reader Prizes ~ $250 Music Program