Glen Arden’s Website, PTO Facebook, eNewsletters:
GAES Website: The school website contains a variety of information, including a staff directory, the student handbook, curriculum information by grade, the lunch menu, and a link to the PTO web page.
PTO Facebook Page: “Like Us” at the Glen Arden Elementary PTO Facebook page.
eNewsletters “Tuesday TelegRam”:
Make sure the school has your email address so you can receive our
Tuesday newsletters sent to all parents with email addresses.
PTO Mission, Goals, Contact Info:
Glen Arden PTO (GAPTO) is organized for the purpose of supporting the
education of children at Glen Arden Elementary School and by fostering
relationships among the school, parents, and teachers and having fun while doing it!
goals of GAES PTO are to hold events that complement the school’s
curriculum, foster a sense of community at the school and help provide
items identified by the staff that allows them to teach the children
better. Look for our free family fun events this year!
year, the PTO raised $50,000 to put back into the school from various
fundraisers. We were able to purchase a laptop computer to go with the
new Smartboards in each room, provide classroom support for supplies
(there is no other funding source for this as well as funding for a
portionof the reading specialist and much, much more. This year, we
would like the $45,000 budget to fund: Technology (iPads for
classrooms), Classroom Support including Specials (PE, Art, Music,
Guidance, etc.), and School Support (Weekly Readers, Schol Enrichment,
The PTO is an organization,
organized exclusively for the charitable, scientific, literary or
educational purposes within the meaning of Section 501©(3) of the
Internal Revenue Code or corresponding section of any future federal tax
code (hereinafter “Internal Revenue Code”).
PTO Bios & Contact Information: http://www.buncombe.k12.nc.us/Page/19035
Glen Arden PTO welcomes your involvement, your feedback, suggestions,
and fun new ideas!! Even if we can’t get to them this year, we can
start planning for the next year. We look forward to forging a mutually
respectful and beneficial partnership among parents and teachers.
Please do not hesitate to contact any of us or collectively at firstname.lastname@example.org .
4. PTO Membership Form and Dues Information:
our lofty goals for the year, we welcome your involvement through your
“Time, Talent, and/or Treasure.” Our hope is that every parent is able
to do what they can to be involved in 2014-15.
first step is by becoming a PTO member. Your voice and your vote
counts, so please become a PTO member and be involved so your opinions
can be heard.
PTO Annual Dues: $5.00 per family. Register to become a PTO member at the school cafeteria on “Meet The Teacher Day” or anytime at the front office.
5. PTO General Assembly Meeting
Proposed 2014-15 Budget: http://www.buncombe.k12.c.us/Page/23561
parents are involved in their children’s education at home, they do
better in school. And when parents are involved in school, children go
farther in school and the schools they go to are better.” A New Generation of Evidence: The Family Is Critical to Student Achievement (Anne Henderson & Nancy Berla)
Glen Arden Elementary is a special and fun place to learn and grow
because of its loving people and our community. We are grateful for
our amazing, dedicated teachers, awesome administration/staff,
thoughtful students, involved parents, and generous community sponsors.
GOAL: to have every family volunteer 4-6 hours a year. We want to make volunteering FUN
and engage parents to get involved in the school whether it is in the
classroom, an event, a one time project, or an activity yo can do from
You may find the Volunteer Form under the Volunteer Form tab or you can pick one up at the front office. In order to be eligible to volunteer in the school, you must also complete the Buncombe County School Volunteer Form (Click here!).
There are opportunities available for volunteering in the classroom.
There are opportunities available for volunteering the the classroom.
See your child’s teacher about these opportunities. Please complete to
express how you would like to volunteer this year and return to your
child's teacher or the front office. For further information on
volunteering, contact PTO Volunteer Chairs Julie Wimbish, Jamie Greene,
and Christi Tucker or e-mail email@example.com.
7. Glen Arden Logistics for New Families:
Check Student handbook found on website for procedures concerning:
· Regular School Hours
· Morning Arrival
· Afternoon Departures
· Car Riders (drop off & pick up)
· Room Parents
YOU again for your support and cooperation. We look forward to having
another successful year at Glen Arden Elementary. Please help us be the
BEST school we can be!