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    Are you interested in joining the PTO?

    What We Do:  The Hanscom PTO provides funds and resources for equipment, supplies, speakers, programs, trips and FREE family events for the Hanscom Primary and Hanscom Middle School community.    With the help of parents like you, we bring great educational programs such as Circus Shmirkus, Science Share and First Grade Nutrition Awareness Breakfast to the schools.   We provide opportunities for FREE family involvement with events like the Meet N Greet, Welcome Back Cookout, Mardi Gras Carnival, Spring Cookout and the Cordova Park Picnic.  We also sponsor student activities such as the HPS Dr. Suess Celebration, HMS Drama Presentation, HOPA Race, Great East Band and Choral Competition and 8th Grade Graduation Activities.

    Are you ready? Joining today is easy!  Just download your membership form here,
    fill it out and email it to Tina Whitby at whitbyfamily6@gmail.com

    Top 10 Reasons to Join the Hanscom PTO

    Your child benefits:
    When parents get connected to the school, children do
    better. Research shows children whose parents are involved get better grades, do better on tests, and have fewer discipline problems at school.

    We make a difference:
    Our mission is to create the kind of school community
    where teachers and administrators can do their best work—and so can our children. We provide support for teachers in and out of the classroom. We provide resources they need. We help create learning opportunities for children. And we try to build the kind of supportive, caring atmosphere that makes school fun.

    We pledge to honor your time constraints:

    People are often reluctant to participate because
    they’re afraid they’ll get pulled into a black hole of never-ending time commitment. That won’t happen here. An hour or two a semester really makes a difference. And we won’t push you to commit more than you want to or are able to.

    We have fun:
    Volunteer work shouldn’t be drudgery. We accomplish
    a lot, and not everything we do is easy. But we know we’re not balancing the national debt, either. We don’t take ourselves too seriously, and we try to enjoy ourselves along the way whenever possible.

    Meet nice people
    who share your concerns:
    We all have a common bond. We care about creating
    the best possible educational experience for our children. We are neighbors and peers who share many of the same experiences. And many friendships have developed as a result of those connections.
    There’s a lot to be done:
    These days, schools are asked to do more with less.Our help is needed more than ever to fill the gaps.

    We can match jobs toyour interests and abilities:
    The work we do covers a broad spectrum: filing and photocopying, planning and executing events, writingand editing, working directly with children, managing a budget and cash flow, and lots more. We encouragecreative ideas, and we’re thrilled to have people take on tasks that meet their skills and interests.

    We’re welcoming:

    To us, there are no “outsiders.” We are people who
    have come together to work toward common goals.We couldn’t be happier to have you join us in workingtoward those goals.

    We’re about parent involvement, not fundraising:
    In these times of tight budgets, parent groups everywhere
    are having to fill in the gaps, and so are we.But our number one goal is to get more parents connectedto the school. That’s because more than 300independent research studies show that buildingparent involvement in education is the number one thing we can do to create a great school andimprove student performance.
     
    This work is very rewarding:

    It’s seeing the bright light of learning sparkle in a child’s eye. It’s seeing the smile that shows we’remaking school a little more fun—and a child feel alittle more comfortable in a learning environment. It’s learning that test scores have risen and knowing we played a role. There are lots of rewards, both big andsmall, for those who get involved. Won’t you join us?

Last Modified on October 18, 2016