The Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) coordinates many enrichment programs, raises funds for supplemental educational materials and experiences, and supports school and social interaction.
The mission of the JMP PTO is to promote open communication and understanding among parents and staff of JMP school. Our purpose is to enhance and maximize the education of every child while aiding them in achieving their highest potential.
But as you can imagine, to achieve these goals we need active participation. We need monetary donations and most importantly donations of your time. When parents get involved in their children's education, grades go up, children feel positive about themselves and they become better socially developed.
Volunteering doesn't mean a huge time commitment. Whatever your time schedule and interests we have a need of you!!
What Does the PTO Do?
Coordinate educational experiences as the Summer Reading Program and various assemblies.
Provide funding for student-centered activities, such as class trips, Field Day, and Pumpkin Patch.
Provide gifts to school such as supplemental classroom books and games, recess equipment, Welcome Packet planners/folders, and other school equipment.
Bring the JMP community together with our evening family events such as Fun Nights, Bingo Night, Movie Night, Restaurant Nights and Theatre Week.
Help to promote cultural awareness through our Diwali, Lunar New Year and Thanksgiving Feast events.
Provide opportunities for the students to learn about purchasing products and giving to others such as Book Fair, Holiday Boutique, and Plant Sale.
Coordinate Teacher Appreciation week to recognize the dedication of our teachers and staff.
Friday is School Spirit Day at JMP. The PTO sells active wear bearing the JMP logo with our school colors navy and white. You will receive an order form in your child’s folder shortly. Samples will be available to look at and some inventory will be available for purchase at Back-to-School night on Sept. 15 so bring along your checkbook or cash!
When sending in payments for any of our fundraisers or events, please put your payment in a sealed envelope with your child’s and teacher’s name. If you are returning a form with a payment, please staple your envelope to the form or enclose the form in the envelope. Please do not use paper clips.
Giveback with Target
You do your regular shopping and the PTO gets a donation, how easy is that? If you use your Target credit card to shop at Target anyway than why not take advantage of the super givebacks for our school!
As you are aware, the PTO sponsored a Summer Reading program in June 2011. Please have your child bring in the Summer Reading program logs to their teacher by Sept. 15, 2011. All reading logs must be signed by the parent and the name of the child must be printed clearly.
A prize will be awarded to each child who reads 10 books during the summer. In addition, there will be a raffle for a $15 Scholastic Book Fair gift certificate for those children who read 20 books or more. One gift certificate will be awarded for three students in each grade level (grades 1 and 2).
-Reena Kanakia & Linda Pham