We welcome and encourage all PS/IS187 parents and guardians to join the PTO community in helping to make the school year as fulfilling for the kids as possible. With so many ways to get involved, there is something for everyone.
Attend Monthly PTO Meetings
The PTO monthly meetings are a great way to learn about new and ongoing initiatives, hear from the school teachers and administrators, ask questions, contribute ideas, and have direct impact on PTO decisions. The meetings take place 3rd or 4th Thursday of each month at 6:15pm, in the School Auditorium. Childcare with pizza is provided.
Dues Drive: Donate to the PTO
Through the annual Dues Drive, the PTO is able to provide funding for professional development, field trips, classroom materials, after-school programming, and various other programs. Donations, of any amount, are completely voluntary, tax deductible, and greatly appreciated! Visit the Dues Drive page to learn more or make an online contribution.
Join a Committee
Do you have a particular interest or set of skills you’d like to contribute? Take a look at our list of events and initiatives and consider joining a planning committee to help bring these fantastic activities to the kids. Enjoy gardening? The Garden committee might be for you! Want to advance STEM at school? We have a STEM committee!
Have an idea for a new initiative/committee you'd like to start? Tell us all about it!
Be a Class Parent Representative
Class Parent Representative(s) - one or two designated parents in each class - provide an essential communication link between the class teacher, parents, and PTO. Responsibilities may include: organizing seasonal parties, arranging volunteers for field-trips, or passing along important information to the parents about class/school events and activities.
Volunteer: Events & Initiatives
Movie Night, Kinder Garden Project, Tree Sale, Schoolapalooza, Book Sale, KidFit...these are just some of the events that take place during the school year. Consider volunteering, making an in-kind donation, or joining the planning committee. Contact us to get involved.
Volunteer: In the Classroom
Throughout the year, CPR(s) will reach out with many chances for you to get involved. Perhaps you can assist with a party, volunteer to chaperone a trip, or send in supplies for a special activity taking place... opportunities abound. Make sure to fill out the class contact form at the start of the year to stay in the loop.
Run for Office
Want to have an even greater impact? Consider taking a leadership role by joining the PTO Executive Board, or School Leadership Team (SLT) and working together to enhance the kids’ learning experience.