About the PTO

Stafford PTO Officers – 2017-18
Lori Wyrsch, President
Meridith Hradek, Vice President
Colleen Miller, Treasurer
Susan Apgar, Secretary
Amber Meyers, Secretary
Contact the PTO officers at pto@staffordschools.org


ASSEMBLIES – Throughout the year, the PTO provides a variety of fun, educational assemblies and programs for our students. Assemblies are chosen with input from the building principals, guidance department and teachers. The assemblies help to reinforce what the students are learning in the classroom in a fun and entertaining way.

CLOTHING FOR EMERGENCIES – Each year the PTO purchases sweatpants, socks and underwear for each of our school nurses to be used in case of emergencies throughout the year.

CAP PROGRAM – Every year the PTO funds the Child Assault Program which is presented to different grades each year.

FAMILY FUN NIGHTS – Throughout the year, the PTO will sponsor a fun family nights for you to enjoy with your children. These will include themed-craft nights, movies and game nights. These are parent/child events.

FUNDRAISERS – This year we will be running the following fundraisers: Kid Stuff Books, Bridge Walk, Beach Portrait Fundraiser, Spiritwear, Chef’s Tour and many more events!

MEETINGS – Please check our calendar for PTO meetings. All members are encouraged to attend. We appreciate your participation and input.

ROOM PARENT COORDINATORS – Room parent coordinators arrange holiday parties and activities in cooperation with the teachers. The room parent coordinators are expected to involve all the classroom parents in some way during the year’s activities. In addition to being members of the PTO, the room parents are asked to assist the PTO in their various fundraising efforts. Room parent coordinators also support the collection of Box Tops and assist the administrative staff during high-traffic days.

SECOND GRADE SWING – The PTO sponsors a dance activity for our second grade students in the Spring. This is a child/one parent activity.

SCHOLARSHIPS – Our PTO awards $1,000 yearly divided among scholarships to four graduating Seniors of Southern Regional High School, based on academic and community achievement. Only students whose parents were actively involved in the Stafford Township PTA are eligible for this scholarship.

SIXTH GRADE ACTIVITIES – The PTO sponsors parent-chaperoned dances for the 6th grade students throughout the year. The PTA also supports the 6th grade trip and provides caps and gown photos for the graduates.

SIXTH GRADE YEARBOOK – The PTO underwrites, coordinates, and distributes the yearbook for the 6th grade students each year.

SOCIAL OPPORTUNITIES – Each year we offer a variety of opportunities for social events for our membership and the community.

STAFF APPRECIATION – During Staff Appreciation events, the PTO shows our appreciation to the educators and staff who do their best to make a difference in our children’s lives on a daily basis.

THUNDERING SURF WATER PARK – We coordinate sales for Thundering Surf Water Park tickets for families to enjoy each summer.

VOLUNTEERS – All of the events that the PTO sponsors involve a lot of planning and work to be successful. We hope you will choose to be an active part of your child’s school experience, by volunteering your time and energy to help make all of these programs successful and memorable.

NEW IDEAS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME – The PTO is growing to meet the needs of our district. We are always looking for new ideas and volunteers to help us to accomplish this goal. If you have any questions, comments or ideas, or would like to volunteer, please contact us either by phone or email admin@staffordpto.com


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