What is a PTO?
PTO stands for Parent-Teacher Organization, consisting of parents, teachers, and staff members working together to support and enrich all students. We support all school staff, help promote student self-esteem, and assist in efforts to solve school needs through volunteering and fundraising.
What is the Aledo PTO and who can be a Member?
The Aledo PTO is a district-wide organization supporting the staff and students of the Aledo ISD and supplementing the needs of each school within the boundaries of the Aledo ISD. It is made up of four executive officers, campus representatives, committee chairs, Aledo ISD staff, parents, grandparents, and more! So, who can be a member? If you are a parent, grandparent, protector, guardian, and/or a person who employed by Aledo ISD, then we would love for you to become a member.
Aledo PTO Programs & Fundraising
The Aledo PTO implements programs across Aledo ISD which include concessions, food drive, fundraising, hospitality, scholarships, school supplies, and staff appreciation. To implement these programs and to help supplement the needs of each school within the boundaries of the Aledo ISD, we must fundraise. Though it may not be our favorite responsibility, it is a necessary one.
Our fundraisers typically include Big Kahuna catalog sales in elementary schools and McAnally Intermediate, as well as a check writing campaign at Aledo Middle School. Monies raised from these fundraisers are donated to Aledo ISD directly and split between all campuses. Last year, we presented the district with a check for $105,000, thanks to the generosity of our Bearcat Community!
Throughout the year there are school-sponsored events that benefit a specific campus which include tattoo sales, book fairs, box tops, daddy daughter dances, mother son events, and more. The Aledo PTO does not provide funds for nor benefit from these events monetarily, but usually provides the volunteer support to help make these events successful for that campus.
Become a Member….Why YOU should get involved!
The Aledo PTO is an organization of volunteers. We are men and women working together toward a common goal. That goal, simply stated, is creating better educational experiences for our children. In supporting all staff of Aledo ISD, we are creating an atmosphere where teachers, administrators, and support staff can do their best work – and so can our children. There is so much that can be done, and we need your help!