The TCGIS PTO is made up of volunteers: parents, guardians, and grandparents of enrolled students at TCGIS, along with teachers and staff of the school. Everyone is welcome! Formed in the fall of 2008, the PTO is a natural outgrowth of the longstanding tradition of parent involvement at our school; we formally organized as a Minnesota nonprofit corporation in March 2009.
The PTO is organized around committees, which undertake various roles in putting on events and assisting the organization. The committees coordinate community events, fundraisers, and teacher appreciation. We have also added a Finance Committee to ensure the PTO’s fiscal responsibility.
The PTO is led by the Executive Committee. Primary responsibilities of the Executive Committee are: to set meeting agendas, create the annual budget, manage PTO funds, coordinate the work of the PTO subcommittees, and to liaise with TCGIS administration and school board. Each spring the PTO elects leadership for the following year.
You can contact any of the PTO Executive Committee members via the PTO email.
Core PTO organizational documents:
The communications committee has a main focus on outreach – both within the school and staff, as well as with families. Overall this committee is responsible for monthly PTO Newsletters, updating the PTO website and creating a presence on social media. The committee is evolving with the times and figuring out the best way to reach and mobilize our TCGIS families.
Communication Committee members:
The fundraising committee is responsible for the money the PTO takes in and distributes to the school. Depending on how much money the PTO takes in from fundraising dictates the budget for the following year. This important committee organizes all the events: Auction, Strudel sale, Plant sale, Maskenball, and Fun Run, are among our major fundraising efforts.
Fundraising committee members: