All members of the PTO are welcome and encouraged to attend any of our PTO meetings. If you missed a meeting and/or would like to review the notes/minutes taken, please click on the meeting date below. Meeting minutes are officially approved at the following PTO meeting.
Meetings start with Mrs. Julien providing a review of any relevant information, such as: current activities and events, educational updates, 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 about 1 hour. The PTO follows the by-laws defined here.
Meetings are at 10am, unless otherwise noted. Check in at the front desk to determine meeting room for that day as location may change due to other activities.
The budget is managed by the PTO Treasurer. It is updated frequently throughout the year to adjust actual income and expenses as they occur. 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(s) - funds special needs for the school, such as: technology, playground equipment, professional staff development training, and more.
Any check requests for a vendor or as personal reimbursement for PTO costs must be submitted to the Treasurer with this form and accompanying receipts.
We've been able to do great things because of our parent involvement and support! 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!
PTO Purchases in 2020-2021 School Year Campus Enhancements - outdoor seating for teachers and students (8 picnic tables and 3 benches), walkie talkies for communication during carline/ recess/emergency drills, blinds repaired throughout the school, playground repairs Educational Enhancements - 65 new Chromebooks and 2 Chromebook carts with associated software and licensing, Family Fun Night at-home packets (in lieu of Family Math, Science, and Geography Nights), entry fees for Math Olympiad teams Educational Software Licenses - licensing for Dreambox, BrainPop, and Lead4ward Cultural Arts/Field Trips - 6th grade field trip to HMNS for the Mission to Mars program Staff Development - continued professional development and training for our staff from Teacher's College of Columbia University Staff Appreciation - staff meals and treats throughout the year, water for lounge Beautification - removal and replacement of dead trees and plants due to freeze, continued landscaping maintenance Special events - 6th grade celebration at Main Event, Tikiz shaved ice for all students