Who We Are

The Role of the

New Glarus Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO)


  The objectives of the New Glarus PTO are to:

      ·     Establish and maintain a working relationship among parents, school, and community.

      ·     Develop programs and projects that will support or enrich the curriculum.

·         Enhance the quality of education by raising funds for school supplies or programs that fall outside the school budget.

·         Foster a sense of community and cooperation among a diverse student body by sponsoring gatherings and events aimed at bringing students, parents, and teachers together.

·         Extend gratitude to a dedicated staff.




The PTO does NOT:



·Support the educational programs and extracurricular activities of the school

·Run the school

·Encourage parents’ involvement in their individual children’s lives, education, class, and school

·Force parents to participate in PTO and/or school activities

·Provide feedback and suggestions for school programs

·Set policy regarding school programs

·Coordinate programs and projects that will support or enrich the curriculum

·Define the school’s curriculum

·Encourage/fund the increased exposure of students to technology

·Dictate the technology platforms and/or software used by the school

·Provide feedback/assist with increased awareness of school safety and security issues

·Define or interfere with  the school’s security program and policies

·Organize fundraising efforts to support some additional programs, equipment, and services not covered in the school budget

·Control the school’s budget

·Support the educational goals of the school and assist with attaining those goals through parent and community volunteerism

·Set the educational goals, testing requirements, or compliance factors

·Recruit volunteers and coordinate volunteer efforts to staff PTO functions and assist with school programs

·Have jurisdiction or authority over school staff, teachers, and other employees

·Stay aware of legislation and political issues that may impact education and schools

·Endorse a particular political candidate or commercial concern

·A LOT ! ! !



The New Glarus PTO is organized exclusively for charitable, scientific, literary or educational purposes as defined by Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code.