About Us

TVM PTO MISSION: To support and strengthen the highest quality educational enrichment for the children by fostering relationships between Students, Parents and Teachers: promoting a sense of pride and commitment within the Treasure Village Montessori Community

WHAT IS A PTO?

More than 83,000 school parent groups support K-8 schools in the United States. Parent groups go by many names—PTO, PTA, HSA, PTC, and PCC, to name a few. While the groups vary in size and scope, they share the common goal of supporting schools so students can be more successful.

What do school parent groups do? School parent groups support schools in three key ways: by providing volunteers, by funding items not included in school budgets, and by helping build connections between home, school and community. Thanks to the hard work of parent volunteers, schools have more of what students need to thrive, from volunteer tutors to new equipment and library books. When parents are involved in school, their children have better educational outcomes.

Why does parent involvement matter? Decades of research have shown that when parents are involved in their children’s education, kids are more likely to:

  • Earn better grades
  • Score higher on tests
  • Pass their classes
  • Attend school regularly
  • Have better social skills
  • Show improved behavior
  • Be more positive in their attitude toward school
  • Complete homework assignments
  • Graduate and continue their education

The TVM PTO was founded in 2016 and is a recognized 501(c)3 non-profit entity.

2018 - 2019 TVM PTO Board of Directors

Lizz Smoak, President

Tel: 305.394.5950

lizz.smoak@gmail.com

Kathleen Pegues, Treasurer

misssandollar@gmail.com

Amy Pope, Secretary

amycatherinebrown@yahoo.com

2017 - 2018 TVM PTO Accomplishments

New School Marquis Sign

Sponsors of Spanish Club and Media Club

Hosts of the Holiday Spectacular Performance Showcase

Hosts of the Penguin Patch Holiday Shop

Hosts of the Food Truck Rally

Hosts of Family Maker Night

Addition of an Academic Enrichment Chairperson

Hosts of the Fab Vocab-a-thon

Hosts of Pi Day