Parent Teacher Organization
Carlinville Elementary School PTO
The Carlinville Elementary Schools have a combined PTO that meets monthly to plan a variety of activities for students in preschool through fifth grade. Annual events have included a back to school swim night, cookies with Santa, a family dance, Easter egg hunts, and a movie day at the Marvel Theater. PTO has held two significant fundraisers during the past five years that allowed additional playground equipment to be purchased for all three buildings. PTO also supports teachers by providing $50 to each of them every year. The money can be spent for any classroom materials or supplies. PTO accepts other requests for purchases to support education and they graciously grant them as funds allow.
PTO supports all elementary staff by providing lunch during Teacher Appreciation Week and various treats throughout the year to show their support. Besides the two major fundraisers, PTO collects Box Tops for Education, Campbell's soup labels and ink cartridges for recycling, and they sponsor Market Day every month. Market Day is a food ordering service that delivers monthly and a profit is earned by the PTO. It takes several volunteers every month to make Market Day a success.
Funds raised by the PTO have allowed us to provide more activities, experiences, and educational materials to students in Carlinville Elementary Schools. The support of the organization is greatly appreciated by the school district. PTO always needs more help and support, so please call the Primary School at (217) 854-9849 for more information or to volunteer to join the Parent Teacher Organization.
Carlinville Middle School PTO
Carlinville Middle School PTO is a group whose members include parents, guardians, teachers, and administrators. The purpose of the CMS PTO is to provide framework through which parents can contribute their time, talents, and resources to enhance the middle school experience for all students. The PTO assists the school in securing financial support for certain programs and activities. The PTO sponsors events such as the CMS Honors Breakfast, The Bringing Up Grades Ceremony, and the No Detention Parties each semester. CMS Students attend dances planned and chaperoned by PTO Members.
The CMS PTO meets once a month throughout the school year. Representatives of the PTO are on hand during Middle School registration to answer any questions and to provide interested parents the opportunity to join the organization. By joining the CMS PTO, parents have an opportunity to show their children the value they place on education as well as the rewards of volunteering their time and talents.