PTO Myth - PTO requires too much time

I think many people are under the assumption that being on PTO requires huge amounts of time. True, it's a year-long committment however there are times when you are busy and many weeks that are slow. Serving on PTO is more like being a distance runner instead of a sprinter, the Tortoise not the Hare. Many of the PTO officers have full or part-time jobs. I'd like to tell you from first-hand experience, serving on PTO is doable and very rewarding even for people with busy schedules.

For the past two years the PTO officers have been working on spreading out the responsibilites of each office to make the work equitable and not overwhelming for any one person. We are also in the process of developing a PTO mission and PTO Notebook that will be a resource and guide for future PTO members and committee chairs.

If you are interested in getting involved with TIS and the PTO, please stop by our table at Stearns Hall on Thursday mornings and learn more about all the opportunities we have available for next school year. We'll also visit the Arthur Street preschool building later this month.

Hope to see you soon!
Kathy Guilfoyle, PTO President, pto@intlschool.org