Welcome From Your Board!
On behalf of the Parker Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), we would like to welcome you to
Parker Elementary School! We are so excited for another year and look forward to seeing familiar faces and new ones alike! As an award-winning magnet program for music, our unique school is a large and diverse community of 80 teachers and staff and more than 900 students and their families.
What is the PTO?
A Parent Teacher Organization is is a formal 501(c)3 organization that consists of parents, teachers, school staff and Administration. All current members of the Parker community are considered members of the PTO and encouraged to register with our website to stay connected.
What does the PTO do?
The Parker Elementary PTO is committed to enriching the academic and musical education of EVERY child at our school. We encourage families to become involved in their children's educational experience. The PTO helps raise funds to support school events, provide educational materials to our teachers, and support all faculty and staff. The PTO coordinates school-wide community events, an Afterschool Care program, and an exciting line-up of Enrichment Clubs. Your contributions of time and money help our school provide every child with a well-rounded elementary experience: education, music, and community.
Family Night is held every year during our Book Fair for families to promote literacy and discover new books together. Donate to our concessions or display your logo in the library.
FunFest/Trunk-or-Treat is an opportunity for the whole community of families to enjoy carnival games and local cuisine. This is a well-attended event, so sponsor a booth/activity, donate a raffle item, or provide goodie bag promotional material!
Auction is an adults-only event for parents, staff, Business Partners, and our local community. We enjoy an evening with dinner, fun, and enthusiastic bidding on a variety of baskets, big ticket items, and socials donated by our classrooms, businesses, and teachers. Make an in-kind donation, sponsor a table, or buy a ticket and join the fun!
APEX FunRun and fundraiser that gives students an opportunity to learn about fitness, confidence, leadership and character- all while having fun! Sponsor the water table or display your logo on the fence!
What does the PTO fund?
The PTO raises money to assist learning and fun at Parker Elementary. Support provided varies from monetary support for curriculum, supplies, school equipment (inside and out), and technology, to volunteer efforts, school events, community support and staff appreciation. Here's a sample of what the Parker PTO funds provided during the 2019-2020 school year:
$17,500 in teacher & administrator allocations for classroom materials
$6,000 in STEM resources, science lab materials, and computer lab equipment
$2,500 for student assembly performers
$5,000 to support our Spanish Club, which installed the Buddy Bench
$14,000 for Teacher Appreciation lunches and gifts
$7,800 for instrument repair
$8,500 for outdoor improvements
HOW CAN YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE?
We want all members of the Parker community to be involved, feel connected, and give input regarding the ways we can best serve all Parker students through volunteer and financial support. We encourage you to register with the website to receive communication, attend our monthly PTO meetings (complete with dinner and childcare), follow our Facebook feed for the latest info, volunteer with the PTO or in your student's classroom, or send us an email with your thoughts and suggestions.
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