Upper Arlington City Schools News Article

Parent-teacher organizations enhance experiences for students

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At the heart of each school community in the Upper Arlington Schools is a parent-teacher organization that provides volunteers, educational opportunities and resources, and a sense of connection for students, staff and families.

Families have many opportunities to participate in their school’s parent-teacher organization, or school association — starting with signing up to be a member of the PTO in the fall. The money raised through annual membership dues, as well as fundraisers throughout the school year, goes directly to support and enhance the day-to-day experience for students and staff. 

By joining their school PTO, families will also be able to access their online school directory.

Joining the PTO is “a great way to get to know other parents and students at your child’s school,” said Courtney Neckers, the Barrington Elementary School PTO co-president. “You feel more connected, and I think that helps the children feel more engaged in the school community as well.” 

There are additional ways parents/guardians can get involved through volunteering, attending a social fundraising event, leading a committee or even joining the executive board.

The PTOs help to fund scholarships for students; mini-grants for teachers to support things like service-learning projects and classroom enhancements; annual events and activities such as multicultural celebrations, field days or tailgates; and educational opportunities such as field trips and author visits.

Find your PTO online!

Barrington PTO: barringtonpto.com

Greensview PTO: greensviewpto.org

Tremont School Association (TSA): www.tremontpto.org

Wickliffe PTO: www.wickliffepto.org

Windermere PTO: uawindermerepto.org

Hastings PTO: https://hastingsmspto.membershiptoolkit.com/

Jones PTO: jonespto.com

Upper Arlington High School PTO: uahspto.org

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