JOIN YOUR PTO
Why should you join the PTO?
Joining the PTO is a great way for you to show support for your child and to ensure he/she receives the best education possible. You can attend the PTO meetings, volunteer your time for PTO events and support the fundraising events to help educate your children. Your input is important to us.
Battlefield High School PTO connects a community of learners, educators, administrators, and parents by sharing, supporting, and funding projects. Here are some examples of what your PTO accomplished the past two years:
Donated $6,000 towards auditorium upgrades;
Awarded $10,000 in Senior Scholarships;
Approved and donated more than $7,000 in teacher grants, including a $1,000 grant for a new Robotics lab;
Presented a $10,000 check to BHS Principal Ryan Ferrera to be used at his discretion for the school;
Funded monthly appreciation gifts to teachers, staff, and administrators;
Provided lunch for custodial staff.
Other reasons include:
Your child benefits. When parents get connected to the school, children get better grades, do better on tests, and have fewer discipline problems. When you build a relationship with your child’s teachers, principal, and office staff, it will be far easier to communicate about any problem (or victory) that occurs throughout the year.
You will be in the know. The PTO knows what’s happening with the school, who's involved, and usually plans many of the events.
You'll tap into a network. PTO functions are opportunities to meet other parents and teachers, to build rapport and discuss issues that are on your mind. You can share ideas, concerns, and experiences to make the school year better for everyone.
You can be part of the solution. By getting involved at your child’s school you can help make positive changes. Local PTOs play an important role in fundraising to provide building improvements, curriculum-based programs, and social events.
You can meet other parents. The common bond all parents of school-aged children share is that we care about creating the best possible educational experience for our kids. We are neighbors and peers and as a result, many friendships are forged via this connection.
Your child will feel a sense of pride. Being part of the PTO will, in most cases, make your kids proud of you. They may not admit it (they may even grumble), but they will feel proud that their parents are involved in improving their school's well-being.
Your voice will be heard. PTO can be a way for you to more effectively effect change at your child’s school.
You can show that you care. By becoming a PTO member, you’re also becoming a role model and demonstrating to your child the importance you place on education as well as on being involved in their world.
The most common question we get asked is "do I have to attend the monthly PTO meetings?"
No, you are not required to attend the monthly PTO meetings; however, it is a great way for you to connect with the Bobcat community. Meetings are an opportunity for you to meet other parents and even school administrators and teachers. During the one-hour meeting, the first half is dedicated to a guest speaker providing useful information relating to the Bobcat community. The second half of the meeting is dedicated to PTO business. We hope to meet you in person soon! We hope to meet you in person soon.
My child is a senior, what's the point of joining the PTO this year?
Every year the PTO awards three $1,000 scholarships to Battlefield Seniors. In order for your student to be eligible for this scholarship their parent or guardian must be a member of the PTO by December 31st, 2021.