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What is the PTO and why should I join?

What is the Stalker PTO?

PTO stands for Parent Teacher Organization. The PTO is a nonprofit group comprised of parents, teachers, and staff dedicated to improving the educational experience of all students at Stalker Elementary School. Our goals are to encourage interaction between family and school, serve as a source of support, and work with teachers, staff, and the community at large to improve our children’s educational experience. The PTO works closely with the school administration to meet this goal.

What does the PTO "do" exactly?

If you look up “PTO” in the dictionary you might find words like: organize, support, help, and volunteer. The PTO organizes staff dinners for our two Parent Teacher conferences, produces fundraisers and special events, just to name a few.

The number one reason to join the Parent Teacher Organization is to benefit your child. In doing so, you also help your school. But there are many more PTO advantages:

  • Get Connected. There’s no better way to know what’s happening in your school.

  • Stay informed. By getting involved at Stalker, you will be part of the team helping to make positive changes.

  • Tap into a Network. Come and share ideas, concerns, and experiences with other parents and educators in the community. PTO functions are an opportunity to meet other parents and teachers, build rapport and be informed.

  • Watch Yourself Grow. By volunteering with your PTO, you put your skills and hobbies to use for a noble cause—your child and all children in the community.

  • Speak Up. PTO offers a forum for exchanging ideas as well as making suggestions. PTO can be a way for you to more effectively suggest change at your child’s school.

  • Witness Improvement. By getting involved at your child’s school you’ll be part of the solution, helping make positive changes. Our PTO plays an important role in fundraising to provide building improvements, curriculum-based programs, and social events.

  • Be a Role Model. By becoming a PTO member, you’ll be demonstrating to your child the importance you place on education. Studies show children do better in school when parents are involved.


We meet on the first Monday of each month, with a few exceptions.
Next meeting dates:
  • December 4
  • January 8
  • February 5
  • March 4
  • April 1
  • May 6

Meet Our Officers


Co-Vice Presidents




Kari Merrill

Allyson Burch & Daynna Buck

Shelley Gardner

Elena Hutchinson

The board is here to help you be an active part of our Stalker Family and also a part of your child’s educational experience. The PTO includes parents/teachers/staff coming together once a month (1st Monday of each month) to discuss our school and potential experiences our PTO may offer our children. Let's make great memories & experiences for our children!

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