Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)
The Susan Odell Taylor School for Children Parent Teacher Organization (PTO ) is an important volunteer organization for our parents that fosters strong parent and caregiver involvement, and adds to the excellence of our school and its academic programs. Our PTO is dedicated to strengthening the school community, promoting school spirit, and advocating for and supporting our families' school experiences.
Please Join The PTO Today
If you would like to join PTO in the 2016-2017 school year, please join us!
All meetings are on first Monday of month from 4-5pm during the school year 2016 - 2017 at Lower School.
PTO is a great way for parents to get to know one another and find out for information about our school!
What We Do:
PTO activities can be broken down into three main areas:
Our community building activities are designed to foster supportive relationship among our families. These activities include events such as family story night, family swim time, bowling, and even leaf jumping! The PTO communicates by email to our families with times, dates and details. The children get to play and share time with their families and the parents get a chance to connect as well.
The PTO's fund raising work often has the added benefit of engendering a lot of great school spirit. In recent years, the money raised by the PTO has supported our science program and playground, and resulted in supporting our curriculum through special educational programs. Fund raising activities have included:
Mum sale in September
Paint and Sip Night
SCRIP gift card orders
Family Fun activities include Willard Mountain Family Tubing in January and Flight Trampoline Family Night in March.
The PTO welcomes and enjoys new energy and fund raising ideas.
It is important for us to both nurture our students, and to provide opportunities for us to grow as an intellectual community. The PTO plays an important role in providing wonderful forums for family involvement through open discussions on timely education and developmental issues. The goal is to provide opportunities for discussion and reflection for parents by including sometimes opposing research and expert opinions. The PTO has hosted round table discussions with parents and academic leaders on subjects including:
Gender and Education
The Value of Homework in Elementary School Learning - a review of the research
Family and Children's Nutrition