The Robert Lucas Elementary School PTO, or Parent Teacher Organization, is made up of volunteer parents, staff and teacher representatives and the principal. Its primary goal is to provide Lucas students with the best educational experience possible.
Throughout the school year PTO works to raise funds for classrooms, field trips and special projects; organizes community-building activities; provides support to teachers; and reaches out to families. Some notable PTO projects in recent years have included buying the Lucas sign in front of the school, developing the new Mighty Hawk logo, building a storage shed behind Lucas, funding school-wide visiting authors in the spring, and supporting the school's music and physical education programs by funding the purchase of new instruments and gym equipment.
PTO is led by a president (or co-presidents) and more than 20 PTO chairs, who help coordinate everything from Meet and Greet and the annual Basket Auction to Fun Night and the after-school Halloween party. It also serves as an umbrella for other volunteer groups and activities, which organizes family movie nights, a fall tailgate, an annual spelling bee and many other activities.
Lucas PTO meets at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of every month in the Lucas Art Room, and childcare is provided. For a full calendar of upcoming meetings and events, visit the PTO blog calendar
. The meetings provide up-to-date information on fundraising efforts, allow for open discussion and often address current topics of interest to parents.
PTO is always looking for volunteers, and its meetings are open to the public. If you want to get involved, or simply learn more, contact the PTO president.