What is PTO?  PTO is a non-profit organization working separately, but in partnership with, the Owatonna School District to provide for students and staff at our school.  We are a group of volunteers and our sole purpose is to establish and nurture a close relationship between the parents, teachers, and students.  The PTO provides assistance to teachers in classroom settings, raises funds 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.
What are things we help fund:
Student Washington T-shirts                Meals/appreciation for staff
Bingo night                                          Carnival
Safety patrol                                         Back to School Family picnic
Book fairs                                            Fundraising
Yearbook                                             Cultural programs
Field trips                                            Popcorn
Room parents/parties                           Track and Field Day Ribbons
World Passport                                    Home/Child/School Day
School Supply Kits                              I Love to Read Month-1 book per student
Student Planners                                 Jump Rope for Heart Prizes
Science Fair                                         Father-Daughter Dance
Field Trip Scholarships                      Mother-Son Events
Why should you support the PTO?  First of all, it supports your child’s educators and provides additional experiences for your child(ren).  Second of all, it is important for your child(ren) to see you get involved with school activities. And the PTO always needs volunteers. However, we know that the time commitment is sometimes difficult to manage. In that case, we offer many ways for you to help.
Contact Information:  If you would like more information on PTO or would like to be added to the PTO email list please contact: PTO President: Nicole Schulz at washingtonptomustangs@gmail.com.  The Washington PTO email list is only used to give parents current information on PTO activities. 
Nicole Schulz