Parent Teacher Organization
Opportunities for parent participation and involvement are great within District 103 through an active Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). The PTO organizes and sponsors many community activities, including a Back to School Bash, D103 Information Fair, Book Fair, 5K Run/Walk, and a variety of parent/child health & safety programs. The PTO also coordinates volunteer programs in the schools, including Explore the Arts Day, author visits, cultural arts assemblies, Pilgrim Simulation, World’s Fair, State Fair, Colonial Days, social dance lessons and the annual 8th Grade graduation dance. Additionally, the PTO provides volunteer support to teachers and staff through room parents, library aides, gym aides and front office support. Through membership dues and fundraising efforts, the PTO provides funding to each of our schools for a variety of student-focused events and teacher appreciation; provides grants to develop innovative instructional projects through its Links to Learning program; and assists the start-up and/or improvement of extracurricular activities through its Extra for Extracurricular program.
There are a multitude of ways for guardians to volunteer time and talents. The PTO posts information about volunteer opportunities, how to support students’ learning experiences, and the schedule of monthly PTO Board meetings on the PTO website. Ideas, suggestions and involvement are welcome! Contact the PTO at firstname.lastname@example.org.