North Christian School Parent/Teacher Organization (PTO)



WHAT IS PTO?

The Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is a service oriented group that fosters an atmosphere of community for students, families and staff through school-wide activities such as a Welcome Breakfast for parents on the first day of school, the annual School Carnival, the end of the year Field Day, Book Fairs, Christmas Store, Vision Dinner auction, quarterly beverage bars for students and other special events. PTO also honors teachers throughout the year, providing dinner for them during Parent/Teacher conferences 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.


HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?

Through strong parent involvement, the PTO has established a vital presence at NCS. Parents of children in both the Preschool and Elementary departments are encouraged to join and become engaged in activity planning and share fellowship with other Christian parents. Whether you are brand new to NCS or a veteran parent, the PTO would love to welcome you to be part of the PTO team.  Meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month rotating between evening meetings at 6:30 and noon lunch meetings, alternating meeting times every other month to offer parents more opportunities to get involved.  Call the school office at 304-485-0241 for more information!


PTO BY-LAWS

Vision Statement:

The Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) desires to support the ministry of North Christian School.

Mission Statement:

The PTO of North Christian School views its role as a support ministry of North Christian School 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.       Church Leadership

2.       School Administrative Team

3.       School Principal

4.       PTO Coordinator

5.       PTO Support teams

The School Administrative Team provides leadership for North Christian School. The PTO coordinator works with the school principal from the Administrative Team 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.

SUPPORT TEAMS

The Principal and the PTO Coordinator will recruit parents who understand the mission and vision of the PTO and are interested in serving on the Support Team and/or as Subcommittee Chairpersons. The Support Team and the Subcommittee Chairpersons must be approved by the Principal. Support teams include Christmas Store, Book Fair, Receptions, Carnival, Field Day and Vision Dinner Silent Auction.

FOCUS

At the beginning of each school year, the Principal and the PTO Coordinator will work together to identify goals for that year. They will utilize willing parents/teachers to serve in leadership support roles within the PTO.

BUDGET

“We Trust God for ALL of Our Needs”

A budget determined by the PTO will be developed each school year and presented to the school principal.  Various fundraising projects, with the approval of the school principal, 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 PTO Coordinator to keep accounts of money earned and spent through the organization.

MEETINGS

Meetings will be conducted monthly. Dates and times for meetings will be submitted to the school office for publication in the school newsletter. Agendas will be planned by the PTO Coordinator and minutes of each meeting recorded.