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20109-2020 PTO Executive Board
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- 100 Book Club
- Art Fair - Artome
- Book Fair
- Books & Breakfast
- Box Tops
- Bulletin Boards
- Community Partnerships
- Fall Fundraiser
- Family FUN Night
- Fifth Grade Party
- Flower Sale
- Green Team
- Helping Hands
- Ice Cream Social
- Maker Space
- Math Pentathlon
- Media Center
- MORE Group
- Pioneer Day
- Poinsettia Sale
- Pups Running
- Room Parents
- Science Fair
- Spirit Wear
- Superhero Breakfast
- Tiger Tales
Committee Chairs: Joelle Baugher
This program provides teachers and students a great opportunity to purchase books for school and home. The committee sets-up, oversees the book sale, collects remaining books and returns them to the vendor. This activity coincides with our special breakfast events and typically involves only a few hours of your time.
(fall and spring; during and after school hours)
Committee Chair: Geoff Palmer, The MORE Group
This committee plans and hosts this annual 2-day breakfast event each April. Students are invited to bring a parent, guardian or special buddy to join them for donuts before school. This occasion coincides with our Spring Book Fair.
(minimal/flexible planning hours, 2-day early morning on-site school event)
Committee Chair: Margot Dwyer
Green House: Katie Hammer
Communications/Volunteer Coordinator: Katie Hackney
Prizes/Donations: Chelsea Primason
The Flower Sale Committee is in charge of the school’s largest fundraiser. Volunteers are scheduled over the course of two weeks for sales/money counting in March (working one or more mornings for just a few hours) and for the scheduled delivery dates in early May. May volunteer opportunities include preparing the gym/cafeteria (the evening before the flowers arrive), helping unload the trucks and counting flowers (the day the flowers arrive), and helping customers when they come on the designated pick-up day.
Many volunteers are needed for a successful Flower Sale!
(during and after school hours available)
Committee Chairs: Cindy Johnson, Azure Arena (Teachers)
This committee works with students, teachers, and the administration to “reduce, reuse and recycle” at Carmel Elementary. Past projects have been year-round paper recycling, Arbor Day tree preparation, and Earth Day festivities in the spring
(yearlong: during and after school hours)
Committee Chair: Courtney Hudson
This committee provides treats for various school activities such as: baked goods/fruit trays for teachers at beginning of year, snacks for the Veteran’s Day concert, Bus Driver Appreciation, Teacher Appreciation and Staff Appreciation Weeks, Friday Bakers.
We especially need volunteers who can help out with Teacher Appreciation week!
(yearlong, flexible baking hours, during and before/after school serving hours)
Committee Chair: Geoff Palmer
Come join our dad’s group and help plan fun events at Carmel Elementary like the Homecoming Hotdog Roast! The committee also helps with other events, including: The Super Hero Breakfast, Books & Breakfast, The Flower Sale, and more!
(flexible planning hours, evening and early morning events)
Committee Chair: Angie Henk
Pioneer Day is an all-day event held for third grade classes on a Friday in mid-May. This festive occasion supplements the third grade curriculum. It is a day of learning and fun as parent volunteers help the children with "hands-on" pioneer life experiences (including candle making, schoolhouse activities, authentic games and dancing, labor, and finally enjoying a pioneer feast). Each of these stations requires a coordinator with several volunteer assistants. Lots of third-grade parent volunteers are needed, but no previous experience as a pioneer is necessary!
(1 time event, flexible planning hours, all-day school day event)
Committee Chair: Michelle Ring
Each classroom has at least one Lead Room Parent who is responsible for running the Winter & Valentine's Day Parties. Room Parents may also be asked to help with other small projects during the school year that directly benefit their child's classroom. Room Parent meetings are held [in November and February] to plan Room Parents activities for the school year.
(evening planning meetings, activities and parties during school hours)
Committee Chairs: Margot Dwyer, Brandy Matthews
This committee plans and hosts our annual 2-day breakfast event in October. Students are invited to bring a parent, guardian or any "superhero" in their life to join them for donuts prior to the start of school. This occasion coincides with our Fall Book Fair.
(minimal/flexible planning hours, 2-day early morning on-site school event)
Committee Chair: Ana Everett
This committee is comprised of both parents and staff, and they work to promote wellness and good health practices through events such as Family Fitness Night and Blood Drives. This committee has regular meetings throughout the school year.
(yearlong: monthly after-school meetings, off-site flexible hours)
What is the Carmel Elementary PTO?
The PTO is comprised of parents, teachers, and school staff dedicated to enhancing the learning experience for your children.
What is the goal of the PTO?
The goals of the PTO include fostering relationships between families and school, and working with teachers, staff, and the community at large to enrich the educational experience for Carmel Elementary.
Who can join the CE PTO?
Every teacher, school staff member, and family with a student at Carmel Elementary is automatically enrolled in the CE PTO. Dues are not required to participate.
What does the PTO do for Carmel Elementary?
The PTO sponsors a variety of programs and events throughout the year. Through the generosity of your time and monetary donations, we have been able to provide the following:
- After-school tutoring for students in need of extra support
- Specialized educational training programs for our teachers (such as Orton Gillingham)
- iPads for each classroom teacher to use in large group or small group instruction
- Shelter and picnic tables to our playground in order to accommodate outdoor learning when the occasion arises
- Installation of a walking trail and fitness stations for our playground
- Classroom libraries for each classroom in our school
- Teacher grants and specials grants for items needed within the classroom
- Funding for the Artist in Residence Program to bring in musicians, artists, and authors creating a unique learning experience for students
Why are there so many fundraisers?
The state funding formula has changed over the years requiring school districts to make budget adjustments without altering the quality of education they provide to each child. Fundraising by your PTO helps to enhance the education your children receive at Carmel Elementary. As a PTO, we strive to provide a variety of fundraising opportunities to fit every budget. We ask each family to participate in the way they are most comfortable. All dollars raised through our many efforts are combined to fund our annual budget. Unlike other non-profit organizations, every dollar earned is put right back into our school.
Here are a few important links for our CE families to stay connected:
The Remind App allows parents to receive notifications from our PTO and participating teachers regarding important class or school information. Text @carmelpto to the number 81010. Download the app and customize how you would like to receive your reminders. .
Parents and students can sign-in to view assignments and important classroom information.
Our new Parent Portal (replacing MyCCS) for grades, schedules, and student information.