North Pointe Elementary School PTO
Dear North Pointe Family,
We would like to take this opportunity to welcome each of you and your families to North Pointe Elementary School. As North Pointe PTO board members, it is among our responsibilities to talk with you about our organization, enroll you as a member, and very importantly, encourage you to get involved in your school. But first, since this may be the first time at North Pointe,for many of you, it is important for us to explain what the NP PTO is all about.
What is the PTO and who can be a Member?
Our NP PTO is a Parent/Teacher Organization that strives to enhance children’s educational experiences. Becoming a member does not mean you automatically sign up to volunteer, it just means you support our group and believe in what we’redoing. We know that many of you have already signed up to be a member. If you have not we would greatly appreciate your support.
PTO Programs & Fundraising
Our primary objective as a PTO is to provide our schools with funds, programs, resources and services that will enrich and maximize the education of every child. To meet this important objective, and afford services that are no longer covered by our school budgets, we must fundraise. Though it may not be our favorite responsibility, it is a necessary one. Please remember that we try to offer different types of fundraisers throughout the year to suit different preferences.
This year Discount Cards, Hustle for the Heart (walk-a-thon), and our annual Spring Fling are our three major fundraisers. If all goes well, the PTO hopes to put in a walking track over the summer. We also plan to start a playground fund,purchase Apple TV’s for each classroom, and pay for a mural for our school. We will hold several other small fundraisers such as Christmas ornaments, Milk and Cookies with Santa, and Spirit Wear.
Become a Volunteer…Why YOU should get involved!
As you can see, we are a busy group. This is where you can come in! We need your help, and so do your children. Over 500 independent studies on parent involvement show that when parents get involved in their children’s education grades go up, test scores improve, children are more likely to attend better schools after high school, they have fewer discipline problems and they’re less likely to use drugs and alcohol. Get involved TODAY!
Please look at the PTO volunteer spreadsheets as they are sent throughout the year when volunteer needs arise. Volunteering doesn't have to mean a huge time commitment. We understand it is increasingly more difficult to find time to give, but please, whatever your time schedule allows, we are in need of you! You may sign up directly on the spreadsheet by following the link provided.
Our parent group is certainly about more than bake sales! We’re about men and women working together toward a common goal. That goal, simply stated, is creating a better school and a better educational experience for our children. We strive to create an atmosphere where teachers, administrators, and support staff can do their best work – and so can our children. There is so much more that can be done and we need your help. We invite you to join us at our next board meeting on October 8th at 8:30 am. These meeting are always open to everyone and we would encourage you to come if you have any ideas, suggestions, or questions about our PTO. Our first general meeting will be on October 17th at 6:30 pm. We look forward to meeting you!
On behalf of the North Pointe PTO I would once again like to extend a warm welcome and best wishes for a successful school year!
Holly Carithers PTO President (864) 617-1314 firstname.lastname@example.org