All members of the PTO are welcome and encouraged to attend any of the following meetings. If you missed a meeting and/or would like to review the notes/minutes taken, click on the document(s) below. Meeting minutes are posted after the following PTO meeting once they are approved.
Meetings start with Mrs. Creswell providing a review of current activities and events that pertain to the student's education and events, teacher training, as well as the school's disposition of funds raised by the PTO. The PTO President then gives an update, followed by the executive board and then the PTO committee leads. New business is addressed at the end of the meeting. Meetings typically run 1 - 1.5 hrs and finish in time for student dismissal. The PTO follows the by-laws defined here.
We've been able to do great things because of all our parent involvement! If you've ever wondered why the PTO is so important, here's a list of what we've been able to provide to our school that they would not have had if it weren't for our parents and sponsors! Purchased in 2017-2018 School Year Cultural Arts - Field Trips - $17,000 Library Enhancements - $13,400 Blue Folders/Planners - $8000 Field Day Shirts - $7500 6th Grade Events - $1600 Campus Enhancements, 5th/6th Grade Science - $14,000 Educational Enhancements - $26,000 (software, consumables, guided reading and math, science equipment, etc not provided by district) Staff Development - $8600 Beautification & Habitat - $4000 Teacher Appreciation, Staff Meals, Water for Lounge - $4000 Reserved for Playground rollover $23,300 Purchased in 2016-2017 School Year Cultural Arts - Field Trips - $24,000 Grade Level Enhancements - $35,000 Educational Enhancements - $26,000 (software, consumables, guided reading and math, science equipment, etc not provided by district) Staff Development - $8000 Beautification & Habitat - $5200 Teacher Appreciation, Staff Meals, Water for Lounge - $4000
Our big goal for 2017-2018 is to add playground equipment, so additional money was set aside from 2017 to save for this.
The budget is managed by the PTO Treasurer. It is updated frequently throughout the year to adjust actual income and expenses as they are occurred. Any line item changes to the budget must be voted on and approved by the PTO Board.
Clarification of Budget Line Items: Cultural Arts - field trip transportation for all 7 grades, all students, teachers, chaperones Beautification - upkeep of the school grounds not covered by CISD Friends of Tough - tax deductible contributions from our parents or businesses Educational Enhancements - additional school needs for all grades as well as fine arts and P.E. -- such as science consumables, manipulatives, sheet music, instruments, paints, National Geographic, etc Fall Fundraiser - funds field trips and other PTO Spring Fundraiser - allows to purchase special needs for the school - such as technology, pavilion, shade covering, playground equipment