WHO IS THE STODDERT PTO?
The Stoddert PTO is an organization of parent and teacher volunteers committed to supporting the school and enhancing each and every child’s education in and out of the classroom. Part of what makes Stoddert a great place to learn is the widespread support and engagement from our very active parent community. Click here for a list of parents who serve on the Executive Board, as well as a list of all of our committees.
WHAT DOES THE PTO DO?
Throughout the year, the PTO supports school initiatives or activities, hosts events and works with DC government agencies to a) foster a strong school community; b) provide opportunities that reach every student and; c) improve Stoddert with each year.
HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE STODDERT PTO?
The PTO supports initiatives, activities and events that reach every Stoddert student and parent. Stoddert PTO volunteers maintain our school website, write and distribute an electronic newsletter, the Chalkboard, and chair annual events such as Potluck & Pizza, the Book Fair, Family Fun Night and International Night. Our PTO is involved at the policy level as well working with the school administration during budget discussions and with other area schools on larger policy issues.
There are three ways that you can help be a part of an engaged parent community:
Pay Your Dues
The PTO requests support from every family because every 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, and encourage you to give what is financially comfortable for you.
Just as important, the PTO and the school needs and welcomes your volunteer spirit! Please attend PTO meetings, consider volunteering at an event or get involved in your own way – there are many jobs to fill and we need your help! Click here for a list of all of the Stoddert committees. Don’t see something that you think we should be doing at Stoddert? Propose your idea to the PTO executive board and volunteer to lead it.
If you have not already done so, sign up for the Chalkboard. This is our weekly newsletter that keeps parents up-to-date on what is going on at the school. Everything that is in the email newsletter is posted on the website first. Check the website regularly for updates to the school calendar or the latest news.