WHO IS THE STODDERT PTO?
The Stoddert PTO is an organization of parents, guardians, teachers andvolunteers that support the school. Part of what makes Stoddert a great place to learn is the widespread support and engagement from our veryactive community. My name is Lisa McCluskey, I am serving my second term as President this year and I have 3 boys at the school in 1st, 3rd and 4th grades. We look forward to seeing everyone soon!
WHAT DOES THE PTO DO?
Throughout the year, the PTO supports school initiatives and activities, hosts informational events and works with DC government agencies to a) foster a strong school community; b) provide opportunities that reaches every student; and c) improve Stoddert with each year. PTO volunteers maintain our school website (www.stoddert.org), write and distribute an email newsletter, The Chalkboard, support our school garden, and host events such as the back to school Potluck & Pizza being held on August 24.
HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE STODDERT PTO?
Pay Dues- The PTO requests support from every family because every child/family benefits from the PTO’s activities and events. The suggested amount is $400 per family. We understand that not every family will give at this level but we encourage you to give what is financially comfortable and offer monthly payments. If you are in the extended day program dues are built into your payment.If you are not in the extended day program please see the reverse side for more information.
Volunteer- Just as important as dues- we need and welcome your volunteer spirit! Please attend PTO meetings, consider volunteering at an event. There are many jobs to fill including serving as room parents and auction/ fundraising activities.
STAY INFORMED-We hold regular in-person community meetings to distribute information and solicit feedback. Our website and email newsletter, The Chalkboard are the main channels of communication.
Family Directory– We encourage all families to sign up online or via the provided forms for the
Stoddert Family & Business Directory. It is useful for arranging playdates, party planning and
more. The directory is made available on our website for parent/guardian only access.
I’M NEW TO STODDERT. HOW DO I MEET OTHER FAMILIES?
Come see us at the PTO Welcome Committee’s Playdate August 18 (time posted online). This is an opportunity for children to get to know one another/reunite and for parents to connect and have questions answered in an informal setting.
In closing, I urge you to visit our website for the latest events and information. You may reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are happy that you have selected Stoddert and we welcome your feedback and questions. Enjoy the last weeks of summer.
Please click here for additional information about PTO Volunteer Opportunities.