Parent Teacher Organization 2020-2021
What is PTO?
The Parent Teacher Organization is a service and support organization that supports the educational environment of our children, through the form of enrichment, entertainment and educational activities. We are pleased to introduce ourselves as the new Parent Teacher Organization for the 2020-21 school year. We seek to provide an effective communication link between the parents, the faculty and the administration at Southern Highlands Preparatory School (SHPS). Our goal is to remain approachable for our parents and families.
What do we do?
We organize and implement fun, exciting and unique events and activities, which enhance our children’s learning environment and curriculum. We hope to better our children’s overall educational experiences and time while attending SHPS. We plan and produce fundraising events, which generate the necessary resources to provide for both curriculum-related as well as extra-curricular activities and events. PTO funds are used to benefit the entire school. We are financed solely through parent/guardian donations and annual fundraising.
How can I get involved?
Simply email: khara@SHPSPTO.com. Just specify if you are emailing to donate, volunteer, or for more information.
In an effort to ensure and improve communication, 2020-21 PTO information, events and updates will be disseminated via email as well as through flyers. We will also be visible throughout the year in the upper and lower school lobbies with email signup sheets at your convenience. To receive up-to-date information and announcements about PTO events, simply fill in your name and email on the PTO email request. We will also distribute signup sheets through classrooms from time to time which can be returned back to the teacher for pick up.
Who can I contact with questions?
Any parent or guardian are always welcome to contact us at any time through our email address. We also have a PTO mailbox in the lobbies of the Upper and Lower Schools. Our email: khara@SHPSPTO.com. We need your participation and commitment and we welcome your involvement and support! Your child will directly benefit from the many PTO activities and events, so please sign up to chair or assist with at least one PTO event during the year. And, if you’re new to the school or aren’t familiar with an event, don’t let that stop you from signing on. The PTO Board Members will provide oversight, guidance or assistance whenever necessary.
How can I help with fundraising?
There are two ways to help raise funds for PTO. First, through direct donations. Second, through the Fundraising program. Direct donations are not meant to replace other fundraising. For Direct Donations please email: khara@SHPSPTO.com
When or where are PTO meetings held?
We will have meetings throughout the school year scheduled as needed depending on sub-committees and events scheduled for that month. We also send emails out and post flyers for these meetings.
2020-2021 PTO Executive Board:
Khara Scheppmann & Ben Brownback – Co-Presidents
Kelli Rytterstrom Treasurer
Crystal Ziebarth Secretary