August 5, 2021
Greetings from PTO President, Melissa Lyman
On behalf of the PTO, we would like to welcome everyone back to school! PTO stands for
Parent-Teacher Organization, consisting of family members and teachers working
together to support and enrich all students. We support school staff and work side by
side with administrators to help promote student self-esteem and assist in efforts to
solve needs through volunteering and funding.
What is PTO?
PTO is made up of several officers:
Melissa Lyman serving as president; Shelly Russum serving as Secretary, Bethany
McNeese as Treasurer and a hard-working group of members committed to our school’s
Who can be a member?
If you are a father, mother, guardian, or grandparent at PCS you can be a member.
PTO Programs & Fundraising
Our primary objective as a PTO is to provide our school with funds, programs, resources,
and services that will enrich and maximize the education of every student and to benefit the
school. To meet this important objective, we fundraise. Here are a few programs that we
sponsor/and or support: Grandparents Day, Book Fair, Fall Festival, Teacher Appreciation
week/lunch, and various other fundraisers throughout the year.
Below are a few things that the PTO has helped provide:
• Spanish Program
• STAR Testing
• Apple Computer Charge Carts
• Classroom reading material & magazines
• Microscopes for the high school
• Christmas gifts for the Janitorial and School Support Staff
• Sprucing up of the Teachers’ Lounge
• Playground Equipment Repairs
• GaGa Ball Pit for P.E.
• Teacher Appreciation Lunches
• Additional parking lot spaces
• Shade structures for the upper elementary
• Various school improvements
Become a Volunteer…..Why YOU should get involved!
We are a small and busy group. This is where you can come in! We are a team of
volunteers and we need your help. Our school is an amazing community that is
constantly growing and striving to make improvements. A special thanks to all of our
volunteers from last year for all their hard work and dedication. Please come and join us
by contacting any of our PTO members.
Your PCS PTO
President: Melissa Lyman – firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Shelley Russum – email@example.com
Treasurer: Bethany McNease – firstname.lastname@example.org
Homeroom Co-Coordinator: Elizabeth Parish –email@example.com
Homeroom Co-Coordinator-Candace Oliver firstname.lastname@example.org
T-shirt Chair: Lisa Hoefler -email@example.com