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Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)

BP PTO Main LogoThe Broadalbin-Perth PTO is a nonprofit parent-teacher organization whose purpose is to:

  • Enhance and support the educational and social experience of primarily grades pre-k through 6 in the Broadalbin-Perth Central School District.
  • To develop a closer connection between school, home and community by encouraging parent involvement.
  • Improve the environment primarily in grades PreK through 6 through volunteer and financial support.

We are a diverse group of parents, teachers and community members excited about the future of our kids. At this stage in your child’s life, it is more important than ever to stay involved in their education. According to PTO Today Magazine, over 500 independent studies show that when parents are involved in their children’s education, it makes a tremendous difference: grades and test scores improve, there are fewer discipline problems at home and school and kids are less likely to use tobacco, drugs or alcohol.

Through membership dues and fundraising efforts, the B-P PTO is able to donate funds to purchase educational materials and equipment, provide assemblies, field trips, teacher classroom grants and other school activities.

Membership is $5.00 per family and everyone is welcome! For the PTO to be effective and truly representative of the schools, it is essential to have parental involvement from as many parents as possible. Whether you have 30 minutes or a couple of hours, your ideas, your time and your talents are truly needed. We can match your time constraints and interests to needed tasks.

PTO meetings

The PTO meets at 6 p.m. the first Monday of the month in The Learning Community Media Center. Free childcare is provided.

News and upcoming events

PTO Spaghetti Dinner (Oct. 4)

Benefits from your PTO

  • Support the educational programs and extracurricular activities
  • Encourage parents’ involvement in their individual children’s lives, education, class, and school
  • Provide feedback and suggestions for school programs
  • Coordinate programs and projects that will support or enrich the curriculum
  • Provide feedback/assist with increased awareness of school safety and security issues
  • Organize fundraising efforts to support some additional programs, equipment, and services not covered in the school budget
  • Support the educational goals of the school and assist with attaining those goals through parent and community volunteerism
  • Recruit volunteers and coordinate volunteer efforts to staff PTO functions and assist with school programs
  • Stay aware of legislation and political issues that may impact education and school.

 

Join us and help make a difference in hundreds of lives, including the ones closest to your heart.

More Information

2015-16 PTO Officers

President: Kristie Schwartz
Vice President: Amanda Selby
Treasurer: Jeannine Parkes
Secretary: Sonya Mello

PTO Links