​What is a PTO?

PTO stands for Parent Teacher Organization. We are registered in the state of Colorado as a 501-3(c) Non-Profit Group. We do not earn money for profit, we donate all of our money to Meadow View Elementary, in Castle Rock, Colorado.

 

The PTO Board is an elected group of volunteer parents and/or teachers of students enrolled at MDVE. We are a Parent Teacher Organization not a Parent Teacher Association, which means that there is no fee to join. We encourage all enrolled households to attend and participate in our monthly meetings.

 

All meetings are governed using Robert's Rules of Order. That means that we follow a order of operations to ensure meetings are organized and moving forward. Our organization also uses these bylaws as guidelines to ensure professionalism and order. 

 

We hold in person meetings and have added an online Google Meet option as well! All are welcome!

 

Our Mission

It is our mission to enrich the educational and social experience of all Meadow View students through the cooperative efforts of the staff, parents and Meadow View community by seeking resources (funds, materials and services) with educationally focused goals that further the interests of our school community.

 

PRESIDENT - Catie Kannenberg

VICE PRESIDENT, FUNDRAISING - Stacey Murray

VICE PRESIDENT, COMMUNICATIONS - Alishia Sandecki

TREASURERS - Kristine Streander and Meghyn Bergland

SECRETARY - Lexi Claiborne



From left to right: Alysha Herrera, Shannon Brandow, Stephania Burns, Juli Watkins and Brittnee Pierse

ABOUT US

OUR CURRENT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

What Does the PTO Do?

How We Help - Specifics!

PTO stands for Parent Teacher Organization. Our mission is to support the Meadow View Elementary teachers, students, and school community. We do this primarily through fundraising to support school programs and host events to help connect the entire school community!


Connect with Us: 

  • Email Us: mdvepto@gmail.com

  • Come to a PTO Meeting! This year’s meetings will be held the second Thursday of each month (no meetings in December) in person with a virtual (Google Meet) option. Our first general meeting of the school year is Thursday, August 11th at 6 p.m. 

  • Like our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/mdvepto. You can send us a direct message through this page. 

  • Read the Meadow View Messenger weekly newsletter: PTO contributes a section to the newsletter most weeks!

 

Ways to support PTO:

  • Check out our partnership programs for information about supporting Meadow View PTO through Scrips, King Soopers Community Rewards, Amazon Smile and American Furniture Warehouse!

  • Become a business sponsor! We are looking for small businesses to sponsor our Fall and Spring fundraisers. More info coming soon.

  • Volunteer! We are looking for helpers to join our Fall Fun Run committee and our Spring Teacher Appreciation Week committee.

Last school year, 2021, we raised over $67K through our two main fundraisers (Fun Run and Read-a-Thon) and rewards programs!

We used those funds to accomplish the following to fulfill our mission of supporting MDVE students, teachers and school community!

  • Hosted Donuts with Dads and Breakfast with Buddies events for our school community

  • Provided an awesome Teacher Appreciation Week with lots of delicious catered meals!

  • Gave over $12K in teacher and staff grants for awesome things like: 

    • PebbleGo subscription for safe, kid-friendly Internet research

    • 6th Grade Continuation breakfast

    • Switch-activated toys for students with physical limitations

    • Slant boards

    • iPads

    • Shelving unit to hold sketch books

    • Sensory tools for mindfulness practice

    • CMAS treats

    • Brain Pop subscription for entire school

    • New library books