WASHINGTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
PARENT/TEACHER ORGANIZATION (PTO)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The Washington PTO email list is only used to give parents current information on PTO activities.