What We Do

Our mission is to:

  • Enhance and support the school curriculum;
  • Build a stronger school community; and
  • Help children identify their own interests and strengths.
The PTO DOES The PTO does NOT
  • Support the educational programs and extracurricular activities of the school
  • Run the school
  • Encourage parents’ involvement in their individual children’s lives, education, class, and school
  • Force parents to participate in PTO and/or school activities
  • Provide feedback and suggestions for school programs
  • Set policy regarding school programs
  • Coordinate programs and projects that will support or enrich the curriculum
  • Define the school’s curriculum
  • Encourage/fund the increased exposure of students to technology
  • Dictate the technology platforms and/or software used by the school 
  • Provide feedback/assist with increased awareness of school safety and security issues
  • Define or interfere with  the school’s security program and policies 
  • Organize fundraising efforts to support some additional programs, equipment, and services not covered in the school budget
  • Control the school’s budget
  • Support the educational goals of the school and assist with attaining those goals through parent and community volunteerism
  • Set the educational goals, testing requirements, or compliance factors
  • Recruit volunteers and coordinate volunteer efforts to staff PTO functions and assist with school programs
  • Have jurisdiction or authority over school staff, teachers, and other employees

The PTO is organized exclusively for charitable, educational or scientific purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  More specifically, the purpose of the PTO is to find appropriate ways for parents and teachers to work together to enhance the education and welfare of Elm School students.

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