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PTO

Andrew Avenue Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)

The goals and objectives of the PTO are:

  • Support the Vision of the Graduate, Vision, Mission of Naugatuck Public Schools and Andrew Avenue School.
  • To provide activities that will enhance the learning atmosphere of Andrew Avenue School.
  • To promote and encourage the participation of families, friends, relatives and associates of the student body in PTO sponsored activities/events.
  • Foster a closer relationship between the home and school in order to provide a well-rounded education.
  • To dispense information regarding these activities to the families of Andrew Avenue School students.  Any activities or communications must be approved by the principal prior to publication and/or event.
  • The PTO shall remain non-commercial, non-sectarian, and non-partisan.
  • To act as liaison between the community and the principal in collaborative leadership/decision making.  As well as being a positive ambassador for the school to the community.

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Research shows that when parents are involved in their children's education, the children are more likely to:

  • Earn better grades.
  • Score higher on tests.
  • Pass their classes.
  • Attend school regularly.
  • Have better social skills.
  • Show improved behavior.
  • Be more positive in their attitude toward school.
  • Complete homework assignments.
  • Graduate and continue their education.

There are many opportunities to be involved. Here are a few:

  • Volunteer in your child's class - work with students in small groups
  • Be involved in planning cultural events- we are always looking for new ideas
  • Come to PTO meetings each month - there are many ways to help out and we are looking for creative projects!

Schools with involved parents enjoy:

  • Better morale among teachers.
  • Higher ratings of teachers by parents.
  • More support from families.
  • A better reputation in the community.

When parents become involved in their children's education, the parents are more likely to:

  • Be more confident at school.
  • Be more confident in themselves as parents and their ability to help their children learn.
  • Be held in higher esteem by teachers and have teachers expect more from their children.
  • Enroll in continuing education to advance their own schooling.

PTO Officers

President
Marilyn O'Donnell

e-mail: cakesbymarilyn@sbcglobal.net

Vice President
Margret Cook

Treasurer
Kris Zahno

Secretary
Suzanne Rodriguez