Parent-Teacher Organization (PES-PTO)
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The school’s parent-teacher organization (PTO) is a service organization that provides support to students, teachers, and parents through many different programs and initiatives.
The PTO sponsors numerous activities such as the incentive program for summer reading, fall and spring book fairs, a Fall Fun Fair, the sale of gift wrapping paper and holiday wreaths, the spring Teacher Appreciation Luncheon, Swing Fling Family DAnce and Auction, and the PTO Pancake Breakfast.
In recent years, the PES PTO has raised funds to buy the school sign, computers, computer software, playground equipment, outdoor basketball hoops, and the sound equipment used during assemblies. The PTO also provides support for various assembly presentations, the Children in the Arts Day Festival, the Fourth Grade End of the Year celebration, educational enrichment activities, and many field trips.
A major contribution of the PTO is to provide each classroom teacher with a classroom allotment (averaging $20 per student) which may be used by the teacher for the classroom or for field trips.
Peterborough Elementary School is the winner of many Blue Ribbon Achievement Awards for School Volunteer Programs from the New Hampshire Partners in Education . Parents and community members routinely volunteer in classrooms, the arts enrichment program, and in the library and they participate in many special events sponsored by the school’s PTO. We have had more tha 100 volunteers assistig in our school each year.
All parents and teachers are automatically members of the PTO, which is governed by elected officers and those attending PTO meetings.
Morning and evening PTO meetings are open to all; child care is provided at evening meetings at no cost. Please find meeting dates posted on the Events Calendar.
We hope you will keep yourself informed, help where you wish to, and join us at the monthly meetings. Our events are possible because of parent and commuity involvement.