PTO (Parent Teacher Organization)

Mission Statement

The PTO at The Vanguard School strives to capture the positive spirit of parent volunteering through engaging in meaningful fundraising and enrichment activities.

Downloadable Links

(Cosigners’ Agreement** Above Updated: January 18, 2019)
**Preview this agreement/list of guidelines supporting PTO uniform resale events, servicing our Vanguard School families by assisting in finding uniform items at a reduced cost, as well as providing an opportunity to re-sell gently-used items.

Communicating with PTO

 The PTO uses a variety of mediums to communicate with families:

  • This page on the Website and our PTO Facebook page
  • Paper communications (PTO “Blue Paper”) in Friday folders (Grades K-6)
  • In-school bulletin boards
  • PTO email blasts for special announcements and recurring needs throughout the year
  • PTO Meetings (TBD) (unless otherwise indicated)

PTO meetings are normally scheduled on the second Monday of every month at 6:00 P.M., in the High School Library.

Check the online Calendar for specific meeting dates as they are scheduled.

To join the list to receive emails from PTO, please contact the PTO via email at PTO@TheVanguardSchool.com.  Your email address will then be added to the PTO’s database so that you can be included in future emails!  (**NOTE: We will not share your information with any other organizations.**)

2018-2019 PTO Officers
President
Sarah Begley
Vice President
Heather Kershner
Co-Vice President
Maia Conkey
 Treasurer
Dani Fletcher
 Secondary Treasurer
Jade Kearney
Correspondence Secretary
Meegan McCauley
Recording Secretary
Carlee Calonje
 School Liaison
Kathy Kilimann
Singular Events - Volunteer Opportunities

Fall Festival Trunk or Treat
A leader and committee are needed right away for this October event.

Boys and Girls Dances
Two dances are scheduled for early April, one for boys and one for girls.  A strong leader and large committee are needed to start organizing early.

Cookie Dough
Assist in the organization of this fundraiser, which raised over $40,000 last year.

Original Art Works
Assist with organizing and distributing the art projects to support the school’s art program.

Ongoing Events - Volunteer Opportunities

Class Parent
Each class will have one parent to be the point of contact for the PTO and staff to assist with the activities of the class.

Uniform Resale
Assist with the organizing of the uniform sales once a month.  Need coordinator in training.

Spirit Wear
Assist in selling Spirit Wear in Grades K-3 building.

Knowledge Bowl
Each class needs multiple parents to help with the Knowledge Bowl, held three times a year!

Pizza Day
Help serve pizza to the Grade K-3 kids on the second Friday of each month.

Box Tops for Education
Collect the box tops from the class parents and mail them in February.  Last year, we raised over $2,900.00!!

Movie Nights
PTO will be hosting family-friendly Movie Nights throughout the year.  Movie Nights are designed for fun events where PTO provides snacks, a movie, and beverages. This is a “Donations Welcomed” event.

Yearbook
An opportunity to help create lasting memories for students.

Monthly Staff Appreciation
Assist with showing staff how much we appreciate them by partnering with local vendors to offer discounts on their services, or by offering your time as a parent in the classroom.

Staff Appreciation Luncheons
The PTO is hoping to host 3 staff luncheons to let the Teachers and Staff know just how much we appreciate all of their hard work and dedication.

Eat & Greet Dinners
A chance for new and returning PTO parents to get to know each other and see how they can make a difference in The Vanguard School through the PTO.

Request Funding from The Vanguard School PTO

Request Funding from The Vanguard School PTO

Staff and Administration at The Vanguard School may submit requests to the PTO in two ways:

1. Using the PTO Fund Request Form.  Each item will be voted on by PTO board members and qualifying parents that regularly attend PTO meetings.
2. Submitting requests to the School’s “Wish List.”  These requests will be routinely reviewed during the year to assess the PTO’s ability to fund these types of purchases.

Please submit completed PTO Funds Request Forms to one of the two PTO mailboxes located next to the teacher mailboxes located inside the Elementary or High School buildings.

Expense Report for Reimbursement

If you purchased items on behalf of the Vanguard School PTO or from a PTO approved Fund Request Form and would like reimbursement, please complete the PTO Expense Report for Reimbursement Form (Updated:  September 2017).  Guidelines for submission are on the form.

Please submit completed PTO Expense Report for Reimbursement Forms to one of the two PTO mailboxes located next to the teacher mailboxes located inside the Elementary or High School buildings.