In an effort to promote a sense of unity and community between parents and teachers at Old Kings, all parents have free basic membership to the PTO. To claim your free membership please create an account, sign-in, select basic PTO membership, and go to your cart to checkout. Other membership levels available for purchase. You will not be included in the directory if you do not register to become a PTO member.
The PTO helps our school's needs that are outside the scope of their budget. When you go a step further and volunteer to help with events you set a fine example for our students to follow, and greatly encourage our teachers and staff.
Check out our top 8 reasons to become involved in OKES PTO:
Reason #1: You will be in the know. The PTO knows what’s happening at Old Kings Elementary, who's involved, and usually plans many of the events.
Reason #2: You'll tap into a network. PTO functions are opportunities to meet other parents and teachers, to build rapport and discuss issues that are on your mind. You can share ideas, concerns, and experiences to make the school year better for everyone.
Reason #3: You can be part of the solution. By getting involved at your child’s school you can help make positive changes. Our PTO plays an important role in fundraising to provide school improvements, curriculum-based programs, and social events.
Reason #4: You can meet other parents. The common bond all parents of school-aged children share is that we care about creating the best possible educational experience for our kids. We are neighbors and peers and as a result, many friendships are forged via this connection.
Reason #5: Your child will feel a sense of pride. Being part of the local PTO will, in most cases, make your kids proud of you. They may not admit it (they may even grumble), but they will feel proud that their parents are involved in improving their school's well-being.
Reason #6: You can have fun while doing good. Volunteer work shouldn’t be drudgery. Our PTO has helped in small ways (such as assisting with funding field trips for students) as well in big-scale projects (such as planning and hosting a Halloween Movie Night at OKES). And because we worked together towards one goal, we had a great time doing it.
Reason #7: You can share your skills. Your child will beam for weeks after his parent comes to school and shares his career, hobby, or even just their time helping out at the school book fair. Stay-at-home parents as well as working parents all have individual talents they can share.
Reason #8: You can show that you care. By becoming a PTO member, you’re also becoming a role model and demonstrating to your child the importance you place on education as well as on being involved in their world.
- Do I have to attend meetings?
No, but we would love for you to attend our general meetings. It's a great way to find out what's going on and how you can get involved. Meetings are the first Wednesday of every month starting with dinner at 5PM.
- Am I required to volunteer or spend a lot of time at school?
Nope! Joining the PTO is not the same as volunteering. If you choose to volunteer we would LOVE the help, but volunteering is not required.
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