What is PTO?

PTO stands for Parent Teacher Organization. It is a voluntary organization bringing together parents and teachers. The goal of the PTO is to support Radiant through fundraising, encouraging parent involvement, supporting teachers and organizing family events. 

 

Will I have to volunteer a lot of my time?

Only if you want to! One of the great aspects of the PTO is that you may volunteer one hour the whole year or many times throughout. You determine the amount of time you volunteer. The PTO wants to make certain you are comfortable with your volunteer choices. There are monthly PTO meetings held in the Radiant Library. They are not required but are a great way to meet parents and educators. The PTO is dedicated to making certain these meetings last no more than one hour and are run efficiently.

 

What if I don’t know anyone on the PTO?

Don’t worry!  The PTO is a great way to meet other Radiant parents and to get to know the educators and the principal. The PTO parents are fun, laid back and welcoming to anyone new to the organization. You will feel right at home. The meetings are also a great way to have your voice heard.

 

What does the PTO do?

  • Coordinates fundraisers to purchase books for the library, additional technology for classrooms, new guided reading books, outdoor learning spaces and other items needed for the school that couldn’t be funded by the operating budget. 

  • Sponsors family fun nights and other community building activities giving Radiant families a change to meet each other and have a great time.

  • Shows our gratitude to the teachers and staff during staff appreciation week and throughout the year.

  • Develops the school yearbook, supports the Striders program, provides conference meals to our fabulous staff during conferences and sponsors the book fairs.

 

Why should I become an active member of PTO?

  • It is a fabulous way to meet parents and educators and to feel connected to the school and community.

  • It is a great way to have your voice heard and to help Radiant continue to be an outstanding educational center. 

  • The PTO helps to raise much needed funds to Radiant to help purchase important items not covered in the school budget. 

 

How do I become a member?

Great news. You already are a member! Simply having one or more children attending Radiant automatically makes you a member of the PTO and there are no dues associated with the organization. Simply contribute however much time you would like to one or more of the committees. It’s that easy. To share your interest in volunteer or ask any questions email the PTO at radiantpto@gmail.com

 

Who do I contact if I have questions about PTO?

Please feel free to contact one of the PTO Vice Presidents by email or radiantpto@gmail.com with any questions you may have or to sign up for a committee.  The VPs are here to help make your PTO experience a fabulous one!

Amanda Olson, Evelyn Malone, Ashley Kievits - VPs Radiant PTO 2022 - 2023

 

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