Parent-Teacher-Student Organization (PTSO)

What is the PTSO?

Overview

The Caleb Greenwood Parent Teacher Staff Organization is a collaborative of parents, teachers and administrators at our school. The primary purpose of the PTSO is twofold: to provide a communication link between the parents and staff at the school and to offer a vehicle for funding enrichment programs for our students. 

“What does the PTSO do?” We raise money for programs, activities, and staff support at Caleb Greenwood.  Financial support from the PTSO is critical to Caleb retaining our International Baccalaureate status.  For instance, our art and music programs are funded largely through the PTSO.  We also contribute to field trips, community events, and more.

“Who is in the PTSO”? You are already a member of the PTSO! There are no dues nor is there an application.  Please join one of our meetings!  There are many ways to contribute to Caleb through the PTSO that don’t involve serving on the board or committing to significant time or money. We have frequent volunteer opportunities in the classroom, at events, and through community gatherings. 

“How can I get involved now”? In addition to attending PTSO meetings and volunteering for events during the academic year, you can reach out anytime to calebgreenwoodptso@gmail.com with opinions, questions, or anything else! We are here to strengthen our community and your opinion matters.

To support Caleb Greenwood’s PTSO, simply print and return the donation form linked HERE or donate online using one of the buttons below.”

Thank you for supporting our school!

 

PTSO Donations

 

PTSO Donation (any amount)

2021-22 PTSO Elections & Committee Chairs
May 17, 2021

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Interested in being more involved with Caleb Greenwood next year? Join PTSO or chair a committee! 

Dedicated teachers, staff, and families help make Caleb Greenwood Elementary a great school!  Join us – it’s rewarding, it’s important, and it’s fun! There are jobs that take no more than a couple hours a month, some that are seasonal, and a few that require a routine commitment.

Caleb Greenwood PTSO Budget and Board Election
Friday, October 9, 2020

E-mail blast

Board: Normally, PTSO elections are held in-person at Open House (for Board positions) and Back-to-School night (for the PTSO operating budget). Unfortunately, since those events could not be held in person, the PTSO has shifted to online elections to approve this year’s budget and a slate of board members.

Join a PTSO Committee!
“We already have enough PTSO volunteers,” said no one ever.

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Interested in being more involved with Caleb Greenwood next year? Join PTSO or chair a committee! 

 

Dedicated teachers, staff, and families help make Caleb Greenwood Elementary a great school!  Join us – it’s rewarding, it’s important, and it’s fun! There are jobs that take no more than a couple hours a month, some that are seasonal, and a few that require a routine commitment.

 

While a lot about the 2021-2022 school year is still unknown, PTSO is hopeful that we will be adding more community events to the calendar. All committee chair positions can be shared and the listed event dates are subject to change.

 

To nominate yourself or to learn more, please contact Nicole Purcell at calebgreenwoodptso@gmail.com by Friday, May 21st.

 

2021-2022 PTSO Committees

Co-Treasurer​ - Bylaws allow for two treasurers. Work with president to create projected budget, process reimbursements/payments, produce monthly Treasurer’s Report for PTSO board meetings, bank deposits and general account maintenance, coordination of annualincometaxfilingwithCPA,liaisonwithvicepresidentandothereventleadsforeventpettycash/paymentneeds.(​Effort: significant year-round commitment but effort fluctuates based on events scheduled)

Auditor​ – ​Performs mid year and end of year audits, compares bank statements, receipts and accounting spreadsheets from the treasurer to ensure accuracy (reconciliation), ensures that all PTSO funds are accounted for and special projects as assigned by the board. ​(Effort: 1-2 hours per month, including attending monthly board meetings)

Chairs:


Barnes & Noble Book Fair:​ Act as liaison with Barnes & Noble staff to secure date of the in-store event, coordinate student activities to draw traffic to the store and recruit volunteers to staff information station at the store. 1-2 co-chairs. Usually held in late November or early December to capture holiday sales. Planning begins in late October, minimal effort required.

 

Jog-A-Thon:​ Secure sponsorships, set up online fundraising pages with 99 Pledges, coordinate prizes, event promotion, etc. Jog-a-thon that is generally held in early October.

 

Passive Fundraising:​ Organize the various community business fundraising opportunities and promote them throughout the year. 1-2 co-chairs required for on-going passive fundraising opportunities throughout the year.

 

Spring Auction:​ Usually held in late March or April. 2 co-chairs. Significant planning including event space and procurement begins in November. Involves a large committee with project leaders for various areas. Effort is substantial, especially the two months prior to the event. Time spent depends on how work is divided and how roles are assigned.

 

Staff Appreciation Week:​ Coordinate daily recognition for Staff Appreciation Week in May. Organizes healthy treats for staff during conference weeks in November and March. 1-2 co chairs with volunteers as needed. Planning begins in April.