Graham PTO

Dear Families,

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome each of you and your families to Graham Elementary. As Graham
Elementary PTO board members, it is among our responsibilities to talk with you about our organization, invite you to
our meetings, and very importantly, encourage you to get involved in your school. But first, since this may be the first
time at Graham Elementary, for many of you, it is important for us to explain what the Graham Elementary PTO is all
about.

What is the PTO?
Our GES PTO strives to enhance children’s educational experiences. You will see our information table at open house
nights this August. All parents and caregivers, along with school faculty can attend our meetings.
Our primary objective as a PTO is to provide our schools with funds, programs, resources and services that will
enrich and maximize the education of every child.

This year our major fundraiser was a Spirit Wear Sale. We also have our annual Fall and Spring Book Fairs, and will
continue collecting BOX TOPS and Labels for Education (formerly Campbell’s Soup Labels).

Become a Volunteer…Why YOU should get involved!
We need your help, and so do your children. Coming to a PTO meeting does not mean you automatically sign up to
volunteer, it just means you support our group and believe in what we’re doing. Get involved TODAY! Volunteering
doesn’t have to mean a huge time commitment. We understand it is increasingly more difficult to find time to give,
but please, whatever your time schedule allows, we have need of you. We even have tasks that can be performed in the
evenings, during the day or that don’t even involve coming to the school at all.

GES PTO is Going Green
Please help us by sending us your email address. If you already receive our emails, then you don't need to do anything. If
you are new to our schools, or have not received our emails, please email us at mmcrisler@ctcn.net. Your name will be
added to our distribution list.

In conclusion
That goal, simply stated, is creating a better school and a better educational experience for our children. We strive to
create an atmosphere where teachers, administrators, and support staff can do their best work – and so can our children.
There is so much more that can be done and we need your help. We invite you to join us for our meetings held the last
Monday of the month at 7 p.m. in the elementary library. We look forward to meeting you!

On behalf of the Graham Elementary PTO we would once again like to extend a warm welcome! Please contact us with
questions or comments.

Sincerely,
The Graham Elementary Executive Committee

Melissa Crisler/President – mmcrisler@ctcn.net
Angie Zerkle/Vice President
Linda Goddard & Jody Milligan/Treasurers
Michelle Sells/Secretary
Angie St. Myers/Volunteer Coordinator
Carrie Thompson/Fundraising Chair

March 2012