Why a PTO Blog?

By: Kim Nurkiewicz, PTO Vice President

Growing up in a small town in Indiana, my parents PTO was an exclusive club. Generally, it was accepted that you had to be asked to be in it and it gave the parents the right to have their kids misbehave.  ( Or at least it seemed that way to me!)  Meetings were small and done in the after school hours with the few elite parents behind closed doors.

Today’s PTO is entirely different. Our school is comprised of over 750 families and EVERYONE is a member.  You don’t have to come to a single meeting and you are automatically included! We have wonderful events for the kids, we support educational opportunities for the classroom and we fundraise to make all this happen. This PTO is a huge family here to support our staff and teachers in an open and welcoming environment.

With this in mind, our website is yet another tool for our parents and staff to connect ideas and facilitate positive growth for our school. It breaks down that fourth wall of communication and invites parents and teachers to partner in our children’s education. We are living in an age where we can be informed instantaneously through our computers,  iPods’ , phones and other electronic devices. We hope this site will be a great way for you to log in and feel connected to your PTO.  We will keep posting events and needs as they happen…you stick with us by checking back here frequently. Who will benefit from our partnership? Your kids….your families….our school…..our community.

Please don’t hesitate to give us feedback or get plugged into volunteering! You can email me at vicepresident@pvepto.com or contact me through the school. We are also on Facebook and Twitter if you need to connect to us that way as well.



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