Here are some Frequently Asked Questions about the Raleigh Park PTO.
What is the mission of the Raleigh Park PTO?
The mission of the Raleigh Park Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is to fund, organize and support activities that further enhance the education of the children who attend Raleigh Park Elementary in Portland, Oregon.
What types of things does the PTO fund?
The PTO funds everything from technology programs to playground improvements.
Examples of past PTO successes include raising the money necessary to bring a technology lab to Raleigh Park; helping fund the Raleigh Park Garden so that children can learn more about science and the environment; the ever-popular Passport Club that teaches geography of the world in a fun, competitive way; special field trips for every grade, every year; and an art literacy program where kids not only make artwork, but learn important art history.
Who is a member of the PTO? Do I have to pay a membership fee?
If you have a child who attends Raleigh Park Elementary, you are automatically a member of the PTO. Being a member of the PTO is free. All you have to do is get involved by attending meetings and/or asking to volunteer. Please, join us for fun activities and monthly meetings where parents and teachers come together to discuss and advance projects and activities that help Raleigh Park realize its full potential.
When and where does the PTO meet?
The PTO hosts meetings once a month at 7:00 p.m. at Raleigh Park Elementary. You can view the meeting schedule here.
The meetings are used to review finances, review and vote on spending proposals and hear updates from the school principal and teachers. In addition to PTO business, the idea is to bring an educational component by featuring a different presentation by educators or community representatives on a topic of interest. Past topics have included tips from a veteran teacher on how to get the most out of homework time, and making the most out of reading.
What kind of volunteer opportunities are available through the PTO?
There are a host of volunteer opportunities available and volunteer involvement is always appreciated. It’s a great way to become more connected to your child’s school and meet new people.
To learn more about how you can get involved, contact current volunteer coordinators Amy Prewett & Kristine Morescalchi at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also view information on volunteer opportunities here.
How can I become a member of the PTO Board?
Board elections are held once a year toward the end of the school year. Each Board member’s team is two years long. Please get in touch with current Board President, Karen Eggert at email@example.com, if you are interested in being on the Board.