General Information

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    Parent Teacher Organization
    School and Home…
    Building Community Together

    image PTO Officers

    PTO Executive Board
    Jackie Briggs, President
           Heather Gipson, Vice-President
           James Thibodeau, Treasurer
           Jeff Cosier, Secretary

    Volunteer Coordinator
          Jessica Busch

    Past President
          Martine Dunnwald  

    PTO Information

    What is PTO?

    • PTO stands for Parent-Teacher Organization
    • Everyone is a member: parents and guardians of Horace Mann students and the Horace Mann staff
    • There are no membership fees
    • We are a non-profit organization and your financial contribution is tax deductible, just ask for a receipt

    What does PTO do?

    • PTO supports and encourages active participation of parents, guardians and staff to help build community. Community is a cornerstone of education at Horace Mann.
    • PTO meets the first Tuesday of the month and offers parents, guardians and staff the opportunity to share ideas related to school functions and education of children
    • PTO also brings parents, guardians and staff together to provide support to the school in the form of funds and volunteer time beyond those provided by the school district.
    • Here are a few examples of how PTO funds support the Horace Mann community:
      • Visiting authors and artists
      • Special school assemblies
      • Mann Outdoor Education
      • Books for the library
      • Transportation & field trips
      • Classroom purchases not covered by school funds
      • Other PTO community-building events

    How does PTO raise funds?

    PTO sponsors several fundraising events throughout the year. Parents, guardians and staff plan and work at these events, making a generous contribution of their time. All PTO events and fundraisers are optional. No one is under any obligation to buy or sell a product or to attend an event. People contribute by volunteering their time and some by contributing money. Both are equally important and very much appreciated. Together we help to build a better community at Horace Mann.

    This year’s fund-raising events include:

    • Scholastic Book Fair
    • Bake Sale on Election Day
    • Pancake Supper
    • Family nights at local establishments
    • Mann at the Mill
    • Spring Carnival and Silent Auction

    How can I participate?

    • Attend a meeting. Child care, food and Spanish translation are provided
    • Contact an officer to work on an event
    • Be a classroom volunteer, room parents, field trip chaperone, etc…
    • Send a note with your child to the teacher to volunteer
    • Stop by the school office