What is a PTO?

The Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is a service oriented group that fosters an atmosphere of love and community for students, families and staff through school-wide activities such as a Open House for families, music programs, Easter Eggstravaganza, Book Fairs, end of the year dinner auction, and other special events. PTO also honors teachers throughout the year, providing dinner for Open House and recognition during Teacher Appreciation week. Classrooms are supported with materials and equipment purchased with PTO funds, such as new gym and playground equipment and technology additions.

VISION STATEMENT:

The Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) desires to support the ministry of Great Foundations Christian School & Learning Center.

MISSION STATEMENT:

The PTO of GF Christian School & Learning Center views its role as a support ministry of GF Christian School & Learning Center in the areas of prayer, support to administration, teachers and staff, special projects and community outreach.

BIBLE VERSE:

“Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind let each of you regard one another as more important than himself; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.” Philippians 2:3-4


ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

1. School Administration

2. PTO Coordinator

3. PTO Committee Leaders

The School Administration provides leadership for GF Christian School. The PTO coordinator works with the Administration to carry out the service components of PTO. The PTO coordinator is responsible for organizing PTO members and events, and ensuring the success of the organization.


PTO Committees:

Events

Fundraising

These two committees will meet separately, on an as needed basis. Parents and teachers will only be allowed to serve on one committee.


SUPPORT TEAMS

The administration and coordinator will recruit parents who understand and support the mission and vision of the PTO to serve as committee leaders. Each school year different committee leaders will be chosen, at the discretion of administration and the coordinator.


BUDGET

“We Trust God for ALL of Our Needs”

A budget determined by the PTO will be developed each school year and presented to administration. Various fundraising projects, with the approval of the school administration, will be planned and held during the year, through which the PTO will raise money to finance their projects, special events and gifts to the school. All expenditures of PTO funds will be approved by the membership of the organization. A treasurer will be appointed by the administration to keep accounts of money earned and spent through the organization.



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