Admin
Parent Connection (PTO)

PARENT TEACHER ORGANIZATION
2018-2019

Co-Chairpersons
Nicole Aberdeen

Anne Hardcastle
aehardcast@aol.com

Treasurer
      Erik Osborn     
ecjo74@yahoo.com


Secretary
Eva Humeniuk


2018-19 PTO Meeting Dates are:

Meetings are typically the first Tuesday of each month.   
* indicates shift.

Executive meeting 6:00-6:30

Main meeting 6:30-7:30

*9/11

10/2

11/6

12/4

*1/8

2/5

3/5

4/2

5/7

6/4

Meetings are held in the school library. 

Childcare is provided in the gymnasium.


Mission Statement 
The mission of the Longfellow School Parent Teacher Organization is to provide enhanced educational opportunities for our students through fundraising and organizing activities involving cultural enrichment, science, literacy, nature and the arts, and to encourage community and shared experiences with the families and neighborhoods that surround our school. 

Who is the PTO?
The membership of the PTO consists of all parents of children enrolled in Longfellow School, all teachers and non-teaching staff members of the school including Terry Young, our Principal. The PTO is comprised of the general group of parents as well as six sub-committees; Poet's Hideaway/Learning Garden, Cultural Enrichment, Programs, Library, Auction and Care Committee. 

Communication
School Newsletter- The school sends home once per 
month and is posted on the website


PTO Distribution List- Send email to 
mainelongfellowpto@gmail.com 
to get added to the list


Facebook- Longfellow Elementary School PTO 


Committees/Events

PTO Committee/Program Coordinators 2018-19

Poet's Hideaway/Learning Garden
Oversees and implements garden activities and
classroom engagement in the courtyard. 


Walk-A-Thon (September) 
Fall fundraiser- Give what you can on the day of the event!

Crafternoon 

Bingo Night 

Auction (March)
Organizes and implements the annual auction. All are welcome to help with soliciting donations, advertising and event planning. 

Family Feast (May)

Library Committee
Assists the school library media specialist with library 
programming for author and illustrator visits and the 
Maine Student Book Award program.

Clubs and Classes (spring)
Looking for a volunteer to coordinate!

Art Night (May/June)

Cultural Enrichment 
(Various activities during the school year)
Organizes student exposure to the arts, artists and different cultures. 

Care Committee
Providing support for Longfellow families facing a serious medical issue or crisis of an immediate family member. 


How does the PTO raise money?
The PTO will fundraise using the Hannaford gift card program (to be introduced to families in late September).  The other major fundraiser is the Longfellow Auction which will be held this spring.  The money raised by the PTO fund field trips and teacher and staff needs.

When does the PTO meet?
The PTO typically meets the first Tuesday of each month. 
Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. in the school library and
free childcare is provided in the school gym.

You can enhance your child's education by 
participating in the PTO! 


Here's how:
ATTEND the Back to School BBQ in September.

ATTEND the Kindergarten coffee.

ENJOY roller skating at Happy Wheels 

ATTEND the PTO-sponsored Book Fair in the fall.

 ATTEND the Longfellow Auction in March. 
This is an exciting, adult-only evening event.

 VOLUNTEER as a Room Parent. 
Responsibilities include attending PTO meetings and 
communicating with parents and the teacher about PTO events.


 GET INVOLVED with the PTO Clubs & Classes Program. 
Share a special skill or talent with our students, or join us and 
help organize and coordinate the program.


 ATTEND and HELP at our Spring Fair in June.

 ENJOY the Learning Garden behind the school.

 CONTRIBUTE to the Thanksgiving and Holiday Families.

 SAVE General Mills Box Tops for Education and 
Hannaford  "school dollar certificates."

 USE the Clynk bags provided in the office to return 
recyclables that benefit the PTO.

 PARTICIPATE in Hannaford Helps Schools and AmazonSmile.
(FMI go to smile.amazon.com)

 BAKE for the PTO.
  Baking needs will be posted in in the School Newsletter and sent via the email distribution list.