PTSO logo of apple sitting on open book with text Parents, Teachers and Students Working Together
The Glastonbury Parent Teacher School Organization (PTSO) is a communication, action, and support network linking parents and educators to further the education and development of children. The PTSO seeks to assist parents, teachers, administrators, and policymakers as educational policies and programs are formulated, to ensure that they are responsive to the needs of children and are educationally sound in philosophy and practice. The PTSO also works to ensure that adequate resources and attention are devoted to achieving excellence in our schools. The welfare of children is the PTSO’s primary concern.

What does the PTSO do during the year? The PTSO sponsors the School Picture service. School Picture revenue funds multiple programs and events and provides program support to many groups within our school community. See a listing of our events and programs below.

If you have any questions or comments for the PTSO, please feel free to contact us at or PO Box 921, Glastonbury, CT 06033.

PTSO Programs 

School Pictures
Proceeds from School Picture Days fund all PTSO activities each year.

Mini-Grant Program
The PTSO Mini-Grant program offers an opportunity for teachers, or others in our district, to apply for a grant to fund new or innovative ideas/programs in their school or classroom. Annually, the PTSO disburses more than $15,000 in grant money through this program

High School Scholarships
The PTSO offers five GHS scholarships annually. PTSO Scholarships Overview

Red Apple
This award is given annually for outstanding service to Glastonbury Public Schools.

PTSO Events

Bus/Van Driver/Crossing Guard Appreciation Breakfast
In May each year, the PTSO co-hosts a breakfast for all Bus and Van Drivers and all Crossing Guards at the bus yard.


Candidates Forum
Every two years, when local elections are center-stage, the PTSO hosts and moderates a Candidates Forum for Board of Education and Town Council candidates. It is open to the public and broadcast on local cable television.

PTSO Supported

Cultural Arts Funding to all PTOs

Principal Fund Support to Gideon, Smith Middle School and GHS

Martin Luther King Day Celebration

Glastonbury Education Foundation Gala

Safe Grad Celebration