LAMB Parents and Teachers:
We would like to take this opportunity to welcome each of you and your families to LAMB. As the PTO Leadership, it is our responsibility to talk with you about getting more actively involved in the school. But first, since this may be the first time at LAMB for many of you, we think that it is important to explain what the LAMB PTO is all about.
The LAMB PTO's goals are to assist with developing a closer connection between school and home by encouraging parent involvement regardless of English proficiency; helping to enhance the educational experience by supporting academic and enrichment activities; and improving the environment at our school by providing volunteer and financial support.
But as you can imagine, to meet all of these goals we need ACTIVE participation. This is where you can come in... We all committed to volunteering 30 hours per year to the school - the PTO is the perfect way to start fulfilling that commitment. But that's not the only reason to become active. There have been more than 500 independent studies about parent involvement. The results are startling. When parents get involved in their children's education, grades go up, test scores go up, children become more likely to pass and to attend better schools after high school, they have fewer discipline problems, and they're less likely to use drugs and alcohol.
Now we truly understand how daunting volunteering can be. Questions such as: "How much time are we talking about here?" ,"Will I be required to take on event or committee responsibilities?", "What exactly is required of me?", are all very normal. Volunteering doesn't mean a huge time commitment. And whatever your time schedule and interests, we have need of you. We have tasks that can be performed in the evenings, during the day, or that don't even involve coming to the school at all.
We are about parents working together toward a common goal. That goal simply stated is creating a better school and a better educational experience for our children. We strive to create an atmosphere where both teachers and administrators can do their best work - and so can our children.
Please join us!
The LAMB PTO is an organization which serves as a forum for the sharing of ideas and discussion of school-related issues. The PTO encourages parental participation, and supports and enhances the educational process at LAMB PCS. Per the bylaws, the purpose of the PTO is:
Developing a closer connection between school and home by encouraging parent involvement regardless of English proficiency;
- Enhancing the educational experience by supporting academic and enrichment activities;
- Improving the environment at our school by providing volunteer and financial support.
Possible activities include strengthening enrichment programs for children, improving communications at LAMB, supporting teachers, and other projects to enhance life at LAMB PCS.
The PTO will hold informational meetings immediately before the school’s peace ceremony from 8:15-8:45. There will be a short informational presentation and a Q&A opportunity for parents.
The PTO will hold formal business meetings on a quarterly basis at alternating facilities. Child care will be provided at a cost of $5 per child, which covers the cost of the childcare providers and pizza for the children.