What Is PTO?

Parents and teachers working together to support and enrich all McDonald students.

PTO PTO stands for Parent-Teacher Organization. The PTO consists of parents and teachers working together to support and enrich all students at McDonald Elementary School. We support school staff, help promote student self-esteem, and assist efforts to solve school needs through volunteers and funding. All parents of McDonald students are encouraged to participate in PTO activities whenever possible, even if you are unable to attend our monthly meetings.

PTO activities happen every day at McDonald School with the parents who volunteer in and out of school. Helping out in the classroom, volunteering in the library, preparing a special treat for staff appreciation or your child's birthday, assembling Wednesday Express folders, chairing a PTO committee, or assisting at a PTO event are all example of PTO activities and involvement.

PTO has several scheduled family and fundraising events that are planned and facilitated by committee assignments and through our monthly meetings. Check out the list of events in this flyer. Signing up to help does not commit you to come to a PTO monthly meeting! In addition to our events, we have a very active Art committee who works hard to bring a wide variety of hands-on art and performing art programs to McDonald each year.

The heart of the PTO is the everyday working relationships between parents and staff. The effort parents, teachers, staff, and volunteers put forth on a daily basis at McDonald is extraordinary. On behalf of the PTO, we would like to say thank you to each parent, teacher, staff member and volunteer who works so hard all year long to make our school a safe and educationally enriched environment for kids!

PTO Officers

  • President: Cassie Lum
  • Vice President: Mindy Newell
  • Treasurer: Christine Gilmore
  • Secretary: Johna Walden

Volunteer Form

PTO Volunteer and Information Form