A PTO – Parent-Teacher Organization – is a team effort in which we cannot succeed on our own.
The PTO consists of parents and teachers working together to support and enrich all students. We support school staff, help promote student self-esteem, and assist in efforts to solve school needs through volunteers and fundraising.
Research shows that students whose parents are involved in their education have better grades and fewer discipline problems. Involvement at the school also makes it easier to establish friendships with teachers and other parents. We promise that the time you give for the school will be worth your while and fun! Together, we can make a difference!
We don’t expect a huge time commitment from volunteers. Just one hour at an event or in the garden can be a big help to our school, and we have positions and tasks to fit all schedules and interests. Just let us know whether a program, event, or activity interests you and when you might be free to help. (You don’t even have to come to the school or attend a meeting to be involved.)
Feel free to email us if you have any questions or concerns.
2017-2018 PTO Meetings
PTO meetings occur on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 6:30pm in the library (subject to change). Childcare for school-aged children will be provided.
The PTO board meets one week prior to each of these PTO meeting to set the agenda. If you need time to present and idea or to provide updates to the group – please let us know prior to the PTO board meeting and we’ll work to ensure you have time on the agenda.
PTO Fund Requests
The PTO Board manages the PTO budget, but the Mallinckrodt community is welcome to propose the use of funds through the Fund Request process. If you have a project that the PTO may be able to fund, please complete the PTO Fund Request Form and submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org by the first of the month for consideration at that month’s meeting.
2017-2018 PTO Board Members
President: Emily Kirk
Contact about: General information, procedural questions, bylaws
Vice-President: Sybill Naidoo
Contact about: General information, fundraising
Treasurer: Wendy Hamstra-Smith
Contact about: Deposits and reimbursements, budget, events information
Secretary: Amanda Doyle
Contact about: Meeting agendas and minutes, marketing support
Volunteer Coordinator: Ryan Haines
Contact about: Volunteer information, committees
Communications Coordinator: Jessica Shasserre
Contact about: Communications, website, email list, general marketing