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
Kathleen Pegues, Treasurer
Amy Pope, Secretary
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