WHAT IS THE LONG CREEK PTO
The Long-Creek PTO is an independent, non-profit organization whose membership automatically includes all parents, legal guardians and staff of Long Creek Elementary.
While PTO stands for Parent-Teacher Organization, the Long Creek PTO is an organization consisting of parents, teachers, family and friends working together to support a positive scholastic experience for all Long Creek students and staff. In a broad sense, the Long Creek PTO provides assistance to teachers in classroom setting, holds fund-raisers for supplemental educational materials and experiences, supports school and family social interaction, and provides a non-biased forum for sharing information on issues that impact our children.
OUR BYLAWS AND OFFICERS
The Long Creek PTO is managed according to its bylaws and is represented by an Executive Board consisting of president, VP of engagement, VP of operations, VP of finance and VP of communication. Officers in these positions may serve no more than two (2) consecutive terms.
The school principal, or his/her designee, is considered a voting member of the Executive Board.
HOW WE RAISE FUNDS
The PTO is an organization that relies on resources from our families, friends and the community in order to provide educational materials and events that enrich our students’ lives. While we must raise funds to operate appropriately, we want you to know that we will make every effort to keep fundraising at a minimum. Below are some of the activities that we ask you to consider supporting throughout the year:
School Spirit Sales
Special Fundraising Events (e.g. Fun Run,)
Retail Incentives (e.g. Box-Tops, grocery store programs)
WHERE THE MONEY GOES
The funds raised by the PTO are used in a variety of ways, all meant to benefit the social, physical and educational growth of the Long Creek Elementary community. Our primary goal is to provide the school with fun and enlightening programs as well as resources and services to support the efforts of our parents, our teachers and staff and most importantly, our students. The following are just some of the resources available free of charge as result of the funding we receive:
Literacy and Math programs
Media Center Support
Annual Social Events:
Family Fun Nights
Bring Your Family to School Week
Welcome Back Brunch
Staff Appreciation Week