Our PTO Philosophy
Hermosa Vista PTO is composed of caring parents, guardians, teachers, administrators, and students who take an active interest in the success of our students and school. This is achieved through open communication with parents and faculty, clear and concise fundraising goals, and volunteer support. PTO seeks to build school spirit and community by providing wholesome and fun family activities, as well as support and enrich educational programs and goals set by teachers and administrators. We are forward thinking and open to new ideas and suggestions that will directly impact the education and wellbeing of our students. Parents fulfill an important role in the education of their children, not only at home but at school as well. Educating parents on how easy it is to get involved and valuing their willingness and enthusiasm to volunteer will help create an outstanding educational environment and experience for all of our children.
The PTO strives to provide an organizational structure and activities that develop the community of Hermosa Vista. Through this community, ALL parents can support the curriculum and extracurricular activities as established by the faculty and administration. We are dedicated to increasing our communication between parents/ guardians, school and home and provide opportunities to take an active role within the school, activity or project. We plan to expend funds to have a direct impact on students learning and enrich the student’s environment. Our students are first priority!
To be approved, a project should meet one or more of the following criterion:
•To promote school spirit
•To enhance school programs, including but not limited to: Fine Arts and Athletics
•To improve self-esteem of students
•To support existing curriculum
What We Do
The PTO will provide support to the following activities and events during the next year:
6th Grade Farewell/ Pool Party – Every May, the PTO hosts a fun-filled farewell to our 6th Graders. Students can enjoy food and many other activities.
Dudes & Donuts/ Muffins & Misses-
Conference Snacks- PTO will provide snacks/ food to the teachers during parent/ teacher conference week
Standardized Testing Snacks- PTO will provide snacks during the week of Aims testing or other standardized testing
Family Dance/ Bingo Night or Ice Cream Social-
Canned Food Drive-
Stapley Pool Party-
Three major fundraising events are important traditions during the school year that provide an opportunity for members of the Hermosa Vista community to get involved and have some fun, as well. The success of these events is relies heavily on parent volunteers.
Box Tops & Grocery Store Dollars (ongoing) – The PTO collects Box Tops, Campbell's Soup Labels, Tyson labels, and Coke Rewards Points a few times during the school year. Classes with the most collected labels win a pizza party. Fry’s, Bashas, Target Community Rewards – Parents can register their Fry’s Card to the Hermosa Vista PTO, so that every time they shop, Hermosa Vista gets a small percentage each quarter.
Spirit Wear (monthly) – The PTO holds periodic spirit wear sales to boost school spirit.
Fall & Spring Fundraisers – The PTO holds larger fundraisers once in the spring and once in the fall. Our goal is to not have fundraisers that require students to go door-to-door, but to have fundraisers that provide desirable and quality products or activities to families. The fall carnival will involve a chili cook off and the spring carnival will involve a silent auction
Walkathon/ Pankcake Breakfast-
Plexy Glass Coin Drive (ongoing)-
Faculty Friday Breakfast-
Snacks during conference week-
Note/ treat in box 1 x month-
Teacher Appreciation Week – The first week of May, the PTO honors our teachers with various surprises with the help of students and parents.
PTO Board Position Descriptions
President/ Co- President – This person leads the PTO by delegating tasks and responsibilities to board members and volunteers. They lead the monthly PTO meetings and are the official PTO representative for the school.
Vice President- Assists the president with tasks and responsibilities. Oversees the committees and coordinators.
Secretary – This person takes minutes at the monthly PTO meetings and emails them out to the PTO board members.
Treasurer – This person is responsible for tracking all incoming and outgoing money to the PTO bank account, writing checks and depositing funds, and all other tasks related to PTO funds. Provides a system of checks and balances.
Fundraising Coordinator – This person plans and executes various fundraising events throughout the year.
Fundraising Assistant – This person assists the Fundraising Coordinator with executing PTO fundraisers throughout the year.
Events Coordinator – This person plans and leads several student events throughout the school year, such as the student socials.
Volunteer Coordinator – This person coordinates volunteers for events and fundraisers throughout the year.
Box Tops & More Coordinator – This person runs the Box Tops & More program. They organize collections, contests, and redemptions.
Teachers Events Coordinator-
Correspondence Coordinator- This person is responsible for the PTO newsletter, as well as updating the bulletin board and sending out thank you notes
Web Master – This person manages the official PTO web page, as well as the PTO’s Facebook page.
Historian – This person keeps a record of events happening at Hermosa Vista and all PTO events
Hermosa Vista PTO eager to accommodate your needs, questions, and concerns in the most efficient manner. Please use the following guide to help you decide whom to contact first.
Secretary- Julie Arnett
The first contact regarding...
· Volunteer opportunities
· Event dates
· Contact information
President- Kristina Johnson/ Co-
President- Krista Breinholt
For information and assistance regarding...
· Feedback and/or suggestions about school-wide events
· Final approval on activities, funds and reimbursements
For information regarding...
School-wide issues/ concerns
Communication from the Hermosa Vista PTO
Hermosa Vista PTO recognizes the importance of creating and maintaining effective channels of communication between school and home. In order to provide important information to our families in a timely way, these are the primary communications tools we use:
PTO Newsletter- quarterly, includes upcoming events and fundraisers, PTO purchases
Hermosa Vista Web Site PTO Page- PTO news and links
YOUR FEEDBACK MATTERS: Our goal is to make communication of important school information as easy for parents to use as possible. Please let us know if you have any questions, comments or suggestions . The best way to do this is to email firstname.lastname@example.org