PTO (PARENT CLUB)
All parents of children at St. Joseph School are members of Parents Club. Goals of this club are to promote fellowship and unity between parents, students, and teachers. The Crab & Spaghetti Feed is a successful fundraiser, organized and sponsored by Parents Club. This event allows the Parents Club to fund a winter skating party and an all-school family picnic each spring. Each year they select and support a school financial need, which has been identified by the Principal.
A Parent Club (PTO) is a formal organization that consists of parents, teachers and school staff. The organization's goals may vary from organization to organization, but essentially the goals include volunteerism of parents, encouragement of teachers and students, community involvement, and welfare of students and families. It is similar to a Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) or Parent-Teacher-Student Association (PTSA).
The St. Joseph School PTO is a nonprofit parent/teacher organization whose membership includes all parents, legal guardians and staff at St. Joseph Elementary School. The PTO's mission is to promote open communication and understanding between parents and staff of the St. Joseph Elementary School. Our efforts serve to enhance and maximize the education of every child while aiding them in achieving their highest potential. The PTO sponsors assistance to teachers in classroom setting, holds fund-raisers for supplemental educational materials and experiences, supports school and family social interaction, and provides a non-biased forum for sharing information on issues that impact our children. It is our belief that the team effort of a parent teacher organization offers the best possible learning environment for our children
A PTO generally consists of a board. These members may include a president, vice president, secretary and treasurer. They may also include various specialty positions, such as hospitality or programs. The board typically governs the PTO by creating and voting on meeting dates, general meeting programs, etc.
The PTO encourages parent, teacher and community involvement by providing programs that facilitate so. These activities may include bicycle safety, drug awareness, energy conservation, reading programs, science programs, math programs and pedestrian safety.
PTO parents get involved by supporting their students, teachers and staff. Parents can volunteer to be room parents to assist with class parties or field trips. They can help set up at a carnival or health fair. They can help teachers and staff by making copies for the class.
For teachers and staff
Teachers and staff may become involved by helping to plan events that encourage the education of the students. These may include workshops, tutoring or special family nights (math, science, reading).
The students reap the benefits by the involvement and support of all the adults involved in the PTO. The PTO supports the educational goals of the school, thus extending those goals to the students.
The PTO meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm in the Library.