Q: What does the purpose of the PTO? A: Hardy Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) is our school’s cooperative organization that provides enrichment to the school experience. Each Hardy family is invited to participate through involvement, providing resources, or giving financial support.
Q: What is the difference between PTA and PTO? A: PTA is a local parent group affiliated with a state’s PTA organization and the National PTA. Our PTO is an independent parent group, a non-PTA. No national PTO exists akin to the National PTA.
Q: PTO meetings. Can anyone go? What happens during a PTO meeting? A: Scheduled for the first Tuesday of each month, the executive board, teacher reps, the principal and parents meet in the school’s library fro 6:30-8:00 pm. All are welcome. All are encouraged to participate. Great place to learn about events, curriculum, issues. If you attend two meetings in a row, you are officially a voting member. The group is motivated to be out the door at 8:00 pm.
Q: What is expected of me if I go to a PTO meeting? A: We all sit around a big table in the library. The PTO president sends out an agenda before meeting and keeps the pace on track. You can be a spectator or participant.