The Horace Elementary School PTO

  • Welcome to the Horace Elementary PTO! Here you will learn about all of the wonderful things parents and teachers do to enrich the educational experiences of the children at Horace Elementary.

    What is the PTO? We are a local Parent Teacher Organization that is organized by interested parents and teachers. ALL PARENTS ARE MEMBERS. Unlike PTAs, we do not collect dues or report to a national organization. All parents and guardians are automatically members of the PTO. The Horace Elementary PTO has bylaws that govern the operation and five officers that ensure things run smoothly. All parents and teachers/staff are welcome at monthly PTO meetings.  We have entertainment for the kiddos, so bring them along!

    Our Mission

    • To promote safe learning environments, both at school and at home, that nurture life-long learners and responsible citizens.
    • To promote parent and public involvement in our school.
    • To provide parents with information that may be helpful in raising children.

    What We Do – The PTO organizes a LEGO Club that meets once a month, provides 2-3 book fairs a year, provides meals to teachers during conferences, organizes an at-school flu shot clinic for the entire family, organizes an online store for Horace Hornet Spirit Gear clothing, organizes a Holiday Shoppe for children to buy gifts for family/friends, organizes the annual Family Fun Night, sponsors field trips for each grade, organizes the yearbook, coordinates Box Tops, organizes the Prairie Fire Theatre production, assists with the end of the year celebration, provides money for staff and students needs as requested, conducts staff recognition/appreciation, and much more! If you’d like to be part of these activities, click here:

    Fundraisers – PTO members coordinate one main fundraiser at the beginning of the year. We also organize 2-3 book fairs at the school during conference times and at the end of the school year which earns us Scholastic Dollars. Throughout the year, we have continual fundraising opportunities by collecting Box Tops for Education. All of the money raised goes towards events throughout the year, enhancing the school resources for students, and the needs of our wonderful teachers/staff /students.

    Why be part of the PTO? All parents/guardians are automatically members of the PTO! Attending meetings and volunteering at events is a great way to meet other parents and form great friendships. Get to know the teachers and staff that your child interacts with on a daily basis. Stay informed on school issues that are important to the students, teachers, and school. Make a difference in your child’s academic life. Share your ideas. Contribute to the many fun activities and yearly projects that are performed at Horace Elementary.

    Upcoming Meetings - Join us at our next meeting! All parents and teachers are welcome to attend the PTO meetings. Each meeting is held on the first Monday of each month at 6:30 pm in the school library. We have entertainment for the children, so bring them along!

    2019-2020 PTO Officers:

    Chair – Kelly Halvorson

    Co-Chair – Rachel Dwyer

    Treasurer – Danielle Hewson

    Secretary – needed!!

    Public Relations – Jen Norton


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