The Terry High School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) extends a warm welcome to those of you who are new to our school, and a “welcome back” to all those returning for the 2016-2017 school year. As a parent/guardian of a Terry student, you are invited to become a member of the THS PTO!Our PTO funds and sponsors numerous projects. As you probably know, it takes many hands and minds to support these programs and activities. We Want Your Help! Working together, we can truly make a difference at the school and in the lives of our children.Welcome to the Terry High School2016-2017
Parent Teacher Organization
Dear Parents, Guardians and Teachers,Welcome back to Terry High School! For those of you who are new to this school, we warmly welcome you to join this big family. The Board of Terry High School PTO would like to answer some FAQ’s about the Organization.What is the PTO and Who Can be a Member?The purpose of the PTO is for charitable purposes, more specifically to promote cooperation between parents, teachers and the community for the welfare and education of children in Terry High School. We will cooperate with the schools to support the improvement of education in ways that will not interfere with administration of the schools and shall not seek to control their policies. We are incorporated under a 501(c) (3) charitable status. As such, all donations are tax exempt.
PTO Programs & Fundraising
Our primary objective as a PTO is to provide our schools with funds, programs, resources and services that will enrich and maximize the education of every child. To meet this important objective, and afford services that are no longer covered by our school budgets, we must fund raise. Though it may not be our favorite responsibility, it is a necessary one. Our school community must raise money if we want to provide our children with class trips, books, classroom supplies, and much more. As the new school year begins, we would once again ask for your support so that we can continue making resource and learning opportunities available to our children.Become a Volunteer…Why YOU should get involved!We need your help, and so do your children. Over 500 independent studies on parent involvement show that when parents get involved in their children’s education grades go up, test scores improve, children are more likely to attend better schools after high school, they have fewer discipline problems and they’re less likely to use drugs and alcohol. Get involved TODAY!Please look at the PTO opportunities section for ways to get involved. Volunteering doesn’t have to mean a huge time commitment. We understand it is increasingly more difficult to find time to give, but please, whatever your time schedule allows, we have need of you. We even have tasks that can be performed in the evenings, during the day or that don’t even involve coming to the school at all. Please fill out the Volunteer Pledge Form and District Volunteer Application and get involved today!In conclusionWe strive to create an atmosphere where teachers, administrators, and support staff can do their best work – and so can our children. There is so much more that can be done and we need your help.The PTO welcomes you to join our meetings to raise your concerns, contribute your ideas and talents to better our school. All meeting dates and activities will be posted regularly on our PTO website.We would like to thank you in advance for your support. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. May you have a wonderful school year and we look forward to seeing you at our next PTO meeting.On behalf of the Terry High School PTO we would once again like to extend a warm welcome and best wishes for a successful school year! Please contact any of us with questions or comments.Sincerely,The THS PTO