PTO Info

The Role of the

William Penn Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO)


The objectives of the William Penn PTO are to:

  • Establish and maintain a working relationship among parents, school and community.
  • Support school improvement teams and promote the finest education possible for the students at William Penn Elementary.
  • Expand technology and supplement equipment and supplies.
  • Increase student safety and security.
  • Develop programs and projects that will support or enrich the curriculum.
  • Enhance the quality of education by raising funds for school supplies or programs that fall outside the school budget.



The PTO does NOT

  • Support the educational programs and extracurricular activities of the school
  • Run the school
  • Encourage parents’ involvement in their individual children’s lives, education, class, and school
  • Force parents to participate in PTO and/or school activities
  • Provide feedback and suggestions for school programs
  • Set policy regarding school programs
  • Coordinate programs and projects that will support or enrich the curriculum
  • Define the school’s curriculum
  • Encourage/fund the increased exposure of students to technology
  • Dictate the technology platforms and/or software used by the school
  • Provide feedback/assist with increased awareness of school safety and security issues
  • Define or interfere with  the school’s security program and policies
  • Organize fundraising efforts to support some additional programs, equipment, and services not covered in the school budget
  • Control the school’s budget
  • Support the educational goals of the school and assist with attaining those goals through parent and community volunteerism
  • Set the educational goals, testing requirements, or compliance factors
  • Recruit volunteers and coordinate volunteer efforts to staff PTO functions and assist with school programs
  • Have jurisdiction or authority over school staff, teachers, and other employees
  • Stay aware of legislation and political issues that may impact education and schools
  • Endorse a particular political candidate or commercial concern
  • A LOT ! ! !

2018/19 PTO Meeting Dates/Times

  The PTO is a great way for parents to become a greater part of their child’s early learning experiences.  We welcome you to come & join us as we create & plan events for the whole family! Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 7 PM Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 7 PM Thursday, January 24, 2019 at …

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William Penn By-Laws

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Contact Us

Contact our Parent Group We would love to hear from you! Questions? Comments? Let us know. Kathy Marshall   (co-president) Erika Schuster  (co-president) Jen Garfold   (co-secretary) Denise Stutzman   (co-secretary) Wendy Gaefke (treasurer)          

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Cash Box Request Check Request Form Deposit Notice Event Report Reimbursement Request Form

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WP PTO September 2018 Meeting Minutes  WP PTO January 2019 Meeting Minutes WP PTO March 2019 Meeting Minute

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