Castle North Parent Teacher Organization

PTO Information

Click to download the Volunteer Signup Form which also lists committees and activities.

WHAT IS THE PTO:

The CNMS PTO is a non-profit organization of parents and teachers working together to ensure our children get the best possible education. We work with the staff and administration on many projects. We do not charge membership dues; our philosophy is that if you have a child enrolled at CNMS or work in the building, you’re already a part of the PTO. Despite what your children may tell you, the PTO is very active and does need your support at this age level. We operate a little more behind-the-scenes than in elementary school, but our presence is just as important and we have a terrific working relationship with the administration and staff.

PTO PROGRAMS & FUNDRAISING:

Even though we don’t charge membership dues, we do need to raise money for the things we do around school (several opportunities for the kids to socialize, classroom money for our teachers, science fair support, etc…). To meet these important objectives, and afford services that are no longer covered by our school budgets, we do have to come up with funds. As often as we can, we try to participate in programs that provide “free money” to our school and will pass information on to you whenever possible. Two of the programs we currently participate in are:

  • Box Tops for Education: Clip the Box Tops from General Mills products. Ask your friends and family to
    save them, too. Send your clipped Box Tops to school by Friday, October 9 for the fall collection.
  • Schnuck’s E-scrip: To participate, all you do is get a card, indicate that you want some (or all) of the
    proceeds from your purchases to go to CNMS PTO and then swipe your card when you shop at Schnuck’s.

BECOME A VOLUNTEER…WHY YOU SHOULD GET INVOLVED:

As you can see, we are a busy group. This is where you come in! We need your help, and so do your children—even at this age! 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. The message is simple: get involved TODAY!

Please look at the PTO volunteer sheet, indicate what events/activities interest you, and we’ll contact you to discuss it further. We’ll also be available at Open House on August 26 to talk to you more about volunteer opportunities. We understand how valuable your free time is — we’re busy parents, too — but whatever your schedule allows, we can put you to good use and we promise your efforts will be appreciated!