PTO

Parent-Teacher Organization

LCS

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PTO

LCS PTO MISSION STATEMENT:
The Ledyard Center School PTO is an organization working to promote programs and activities that serve the needs of the school,its children and the community.  Our goal is to foster a positive working relationship between parents and teachers and to provide additional support and financial aid when appropriate.  All parents,guardians and teachers are automatically members of the PTO. There are no dues.

LCS PTO MEETING MINUTES:

September 14, 2015

October 19, 2015

November 23, 2015
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A NOTE FROM THE PTO OFFICERS:

August 26, 2015

Dear Ledyard Center School Families,

Welcome back to our returning families and a warm welcome to our kindergarten families and those new to the school!

As we start the school year, we would like to invite you all to be involved with the Ledyard Center School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO).  We are proud to have an active PTO with parent volunteers and the LCS staff.  We work throughout the year to organize activities and events to help support our children and the school.  Our events and fundraisers provide support to improve our children’s learning experience, such as Promethean Boards for the classrooms, playground items, field trips, and school events.  We organize and run monthly events, such as our Walk-a-Thon, Trick-or-Treat Carnival, Holiday Basket Bash, School Dance, Roller Skating, Miniature Golf, and much more!

There are many ways to be involved with the PTO, from organizing (chairing) one or more of our fun events, helping with set up/breakdown of events, baking cookies, donating supplies, or helping at one of the tables during events, just to name a few. You can also purchase LCS spirit clothing and merchandise to show support for your school.  An order form will be sent to you soon to choose from an assortment of items.  Any and all contributions are important and necessary!  The primary way to ensure continued PTO support for the school activities is to attend events. 

The PTO holds monthly evening meetings.  We encourage you to attend and share your ideas.  The second page is a list of our annual events, as well as a sign-up sheet to volunteer.  Participation at any level is welcome.

Thank you for your continued support of the LCS PTO -- we look forward to working with you to make this a fun and educational year!

Sincerely,

LCS PTO Officers


                                                                                               
LCS PTO DIRECTORY:
Have a question, an idea or would like to help at an event?  Contact a PTO officer.

Co-President

Alicia Schweitzer

schweitzerclan4@gmail.com

Co-President

Eileen Bennet Arnold

thearnolds2@mac.com

Vice President

Cecilia Trujillo

ceciliatt@yahoo.com

Secretary

Heather Huebner

hhuebner910@gmail.com   

Treasurer

Danielle Williams

matt-danielle2004@comcast.net



PTO FAMILY EVENTS:

The PTO runs many family events during the year.   All theproceeds from these events directly benefit our school.  Volunteering isan important role in providing these events to our children.  Anycontribution that you can make is valuable and greatly appreciated. Please consider volunteering for any of the events listed below.  Nevervolunteered before?  No worries – an event chair person will contactyou and let you know exactly what to do!  It’s fun and rewarding!
Volunteering won’t fit into your schedule?  That’s okay, comejoin the event!  Meet other LCS families and have fun.

TRICK OR TREAT/CARNIVAL:

Each year on Halloween, LCS students and their younger siblings parade their costumes and Trick or Treat in the safe corridors of the school. 

CORN MAZE:

Have fun making your way through the Preston Farms Corn Maze with your LCS friends and families! Have teams and compete to get all the stamps!  This year's maze is Titanic.

BINGO NIGHT:

Everyone has a blast playing LCS Bingo and the pizza and prizes make the evening even more fun.

BASKET BASH:

A festive event in early December which provides on occasion for students, parents and friends to join together in holiday spirit.  Carolers, basket raffles, treats and more make this a fantastic event.

TALENT SHOW:  

Our LCS students love this event as they can show their talents to their friends and family.  This event is very successful and lots of fun. 

MOVIE NIGHT:  

Wear your pajamas, bring your pillow and watch a movie with your friends.  Snacks and fun all evening!

ROLLER SKATING: 

Galaxy Roller Rink in Groton is the host for this popular, private skating party for LCS students and their families.


PTO SERVICES:
Health Snacks provided on Challenge Day, Ledyard Center School Yearbook


PTO FUNDRAISERS:

LCS PTO offers many Fundraising opportunities that directly benefit the staff and students at Ledyard Center School.  Programs like author visits, mobile wireless laptops, audio enhancement systems in the classrooms, field trip support and Promethean Boards are all possible because of the effort made by parents, volunteers and staff at Ledyard Center. In addition to the fundraising events that the PTO sponsors, there are many reward programs available that can benefit ourschool directly, with very little time and effort required to set them up.  Please visit each one of the links listed below to learn more about how you can help our school.  Thank you!

Plant Sales - Mums, Poinsettias and Geraniums – Beautify your gardens or home and the proceeds benefit our school.
Walk-a-thon
 – Big fundraiser supports LCS activities
Art to Remember
– A great holiday gift idea made by your LCS student
LCS Gear
– Buy LCS shirts, sweatshirts and hats to show your school spirit
Box Tops
– LCS gets the actual dollar value of the box tops saved
SCRIP and Amazon.com
– buy gift cards and LCS gets a percentage
Stop & Shop Marketplace – register your card

We offer many fundraising opportunitiesso that families have options, we also try need ideas often.  If thefundraiser is a success we keep it going, if not we discard thefollowing year and look for something new.  You are required toparticipate, but the PTO and LCS Teacher and Students do appreciateyour support!

Scrip Shopping Card Program

BoxTops Marketplace

Stop & Shop A+ Rewards

Target Fundraising


PARENT ACTIVISM:
Interested in how our town functions and how it affects ourschool? Parent awareness in town education issues through BOE and Towncouncil meetings is an important part of our PTO.