The PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) is made up of all the parents and faculty at The Winston School. Our primary objective is to support the school and it’s students through volunteering and fundraising.
What kinds of things does the Winston PTO do?
Some of the many activities organized by the Winston PTO are:
The PTO Weekly – a weekly newsletter emailed to all parents on Mondays with current information about PTO, school and community events
PTO Meetings – informative open meetings usually held monthly on the first Wednesday
Class Parent Program – parents who assist teachers/students in various ways such as class parties, exam snacks, chaperones for school dances, etc.
Baccalaureate Reception – following the ceremony
Book Fair – Scholastic Book Fair held in the Fall
Box Tops – fundraising through collection of Box Tops for Education
Crafternoons – crafting themed after school social events for students held after school in the Library
Exam Readers – parents who serve as scribes or readers for Middle School students who request these accommodations
Gala Fundraiser - large fundraising event with dinner, auction, raffle and other surprises
Garage/Used Book Sale – school wide sale held inside the gym in Spring
Gift Wrap Sale - catalog/online findraiser held in Fall
Hospitality – organizing snacks/treats for PTO and some all school events
Library Coordinator – Organizes library volunteers and promotes the Birthday Book program
Plant Sale - fundraiser held in the Spring
Socials - A host plans and sponsors a socializing event and the PTO sells admission tickets. The proceeds of the ticket sales go to a designated cause at the school chosen by the host.
Start the Season Gift Market - Fundraising event held on a Saturday in September. The PTO rents booth space at the school to vendors to sell their products to our school families and the outside community.
Summer Newsletter - Informational newsletter mailed to all Winston families in mid-August
Teacher Appreciation - recognizing our outstanding teachers throughout the year including birthdays, holiday and end-of-year luncheons and during Teacher Appreciation Week in April
Teacher Wish List – Items specifically requested by Winston teachers for their classrooms and posted on the PTO website in April for purchase
Winston Cares – Welcomes new families and responds to Winston families celebrating a birth or dealing with ilness or loss
For more details and contact information on these activities and many others *********
I look forward to meeting each and every one of you and your children. Please contact me if you have any questions or would like to volunteer with the PTO. See you at school!
All PTO meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month. Please allow time to sign in at the front desk. We have coffee and refreshments in the morning. The PTO meetings are a great place to hear about what's going on in all grade levels of Winston, meet other parents and sign up for volunteer jobs. There are many opportunities for all kinds of volunteers and time commitments.