Santa Cruz PTO
On behalf of the PTO, we would like to welcome everyone back to school. You ask what is PTO?
PTO stands for Parent-Teacher Organization, which consists of parents and teachers working
together to share their care and concern for Santa Cruz students. The PTO supports school staff,
helps promote student self-esteem, and assists the schools' needs through volunteering and
What is the PTO?
The Board of the PTO shall consist of the following officers: Sarah Armstrong - President,
Jessie Gibson - Vice President, Sierra Niemeyer - Secretary and Lauren Unverferth - Treasurer.
Lastly, we must not forget to mention our wonderful teachers, staff and volunteers.
Who can be a Member?
Membership is free and open to all adult members of the community whose children attend Santa
Cruz Elementary. If you're a father, mother, guardian, and/or a person who work at
Santa Cruz, then we welcome you to become a member.
PTO Programs & Fundraising
Our primary objective as a PTO is to provide and sponsor our school with funds, resources and events
that will enrich, maximize and benefit the children of Santa Cruz. To meet this important objective,
we fundraise. Here are a few programs that we sponsor and/or support: Box Top
collections/competitions, Annual Fall Math Inspired Festival, Starry Starry Night, Annual Fall & Spring Book Fairs,
Teacher Appreciation Week, Field Day and a variety of other fundraisers throughout the year.
Here are some of the ABC's to assist Santa Cruz Elementary with our fundraising efforts:
Become a Volunteer ... Why YOU should get involved!
As you can see, we are a small and busy group, so this is where you come in! We'd like your help and
so do your child(ren). Here at Santa Cruz, we strive for excellence and what better way than to
become involved! We are seeking volunteers to continue with growing the organization. We have
planned some exciting events this year in hopes to get more parents involved in their children's
education. The PTO is a team effort in which we cannot succeed on our own. Because with YOU, we
make a difference. Please come and join us by signing up today!
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