Joining the PTO provides many benefits for parents, students, and teachers. The annual membership fee is $10 per family, which helps us raise money to support and enrich the education of students at Phyllis E. Williams Spanish Immersion. Below are a few more benefits of becoming a member:
VOICE - Vote on key operational and financial decisions in meetings, and provide input on sponsored events. LEADERSHIP - Become a board member, or volunteer to plan and execute fun events on behalf of the organization. INFORMATION - Get the latest updates on school news, upcoming PTO events, and immersion programs. COMMUNITY - Meet and share experiences with school administrators and other families that attend the school. CONNECTION - Get a deeper, more intimate understanding of your child's unique early learning experiences.
There are two ways to sign up. You can sign up now by filling out the online form and paying the member fee electronically. Or, you can print and complete a downloadable version of the membership form. Completed forms and payment should be given to a PTO board member in person, or placed in our mailbox at the school front office. For more information about how our membership program works, scroll down to the FAQs at the end of this page.
Online Sign Up
Please follow these steps to sign up online: 1. Visit our online Form and Payment page. 2. Complete the online Family Membership Form or Staff Membership Form. 3. Add to Cart and Check out with Credit Card. 4. Once your online payment is received, you are officially a member of the PTO.
In-person and Mail Sign Up (On Hold for 2020-2021 SY)
Please follow these steps to sign up by mail: 1. Click here to download the membership form. 2. Print and complete the membership form. 3. Choose a payment method. Cash and checks are accepted. Make checks payable to "PEW PTO". 4. Give the membership form and the associated fee to any PTO board member, or use a sealed envelope to place it in the PTO locked dropbox inside the school's front doors. 5. Once your membership form and payment are received and processed, you are officially a member of the PTO.
Frequently Asked Questions
1.I have a large family with more than one student enrolled at Phyllis E. Williams Spanish Immersion. Do I pay extra for each individual? No. The annual membership fee is $10 per family. Our goal is 100% participation, so there are no extra fees imposed on multiple students or individuals that reside in your immediate family.
2. Does my membership require any type of commitment? No. While we encourage members to be active in the organization, your membership does not require any commitment. You can volunteer as little or as much as you like.
3.Can non-members participate in PTO General Body meetings? Yes. You do not have to be a member to participate in a PTO General Body Meeting. However, voting privileges are limited to members. Meetings are held about once a month. Click on the website "Calendar" for more information.
4.Can non-members volunteer for PTO sponsored events? Absolutely! Please check our website calendar and the PTO School Bulletin Board for the latest information about upcoming events and how to volunteer or participate. Information may also be disseminated with school take-home flyers and through school "Robo" calls.
5. Will I need to renew my membership every year? Yes. Your membership must be renewed each school year. You may sign up to become a member at any time.