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The PTO is a formal organization composed of parents, teachers and staff that is intended to facilitate parental participation in a school. PTO addresses issues that are important to parents, students, teachers and public school administrators. PTO organizes hard-working, dedicated volunteers. Parents are ready to help implement school improvement programs. PTOs frequently coordinate production of a school newsletter and information fliers, keeping the entire school community informed of current events, issues, and accomplishments. Regular meetings allow PTOs to share information with members. More than 85 research studies conducted over the past 30 years prove that kids do better when parents are involved. Grades are higher. Test scores improve. Attendance increases. Membership is open to everyone. PTO will meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month in room 1306 from 5:30-6:30 pm. Please join us!
WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) is an innovative father involvement, educational initiative of the National Center for Fathering. There are two primary goals of the WATCH D.O.G.S. program are to provide positive male role models for the students, demonstrating by their presence that education is important and extra sets of eyes and ears to enhance school security and reduce bullying.
Watch DOGS are fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and other father-figures who volunteer for at least one day each year at an official WATCH D.O.G.S. school. During the day, Watch DOGS may read and work on flash cards with students, play at recess, eat lunch with students, watch the school entrances and hallways, assist with traffic flow and any other assigned activities where they actively engage with not only their own students, but other students as well.
The Senior Moms is an organization designed to provide all manner of support and encouragement for our seniors to increase graduation rates and college and career readiness.
Today, the task of raising the children is not restricted to parents. The fact is that many grandparents are raising their grandchildren. Although the absence of parents is unfortunate students are fortunate to have grandparents ready, able and willing to step into the task. This is beneficial because grandparents possess a wealth of knowledge including book and real life experiences that can mold and shape the lives of young people. Grandparents often have influence in discipline and expectations and we welcome that influence in our school.
The mission and goals and objectives are to ensure effective involvement of all parents/guardians and to support the partnership between all school community stakeholders (school administration and staff, PTO, Leadership Team), to recruit parents for involvement in opportunities, meetings, conferences and other related activities designed to enhance the role of parents in supporting the education of their children and advancing their own educational needs, and to provide a forum for parents to bring questions, concerns, and ideas regarding issues that have a direct impact on student achievement.