The next PTO meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 6:30 pm.

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Keep up with us by joining our private group on Facebook:

Apr
8
Sat
MOT Charter PTO: 2017 Spring Auction Casino Royale @ Middletown Fire Hall
Apr 8 @ 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm

The PTO proudly presents this year’s Annual Auction:

Casino Royale
Saturday, April 8th from 6:30 to 11:00
at the Middletown Fire Hall. 

Please join us for the social event of the year! The Annual Auction is a wonderful opportunity for K-12 parents, teachers and staff to socialize. This year the Casino Royale Auction will be held at the Middletown Fire Hall.

Cocktail Hour – Beer, wine, cocktails & hors d’oeuvres.
Live Auction –   Principle for day, reserved event seating and parking, and so much more!
Social –  Casino, Music, photo booth and dessert.

$50 per person general admission

VIP Packages coming soon
Please purchase all tickets online at the K-8 PTO Shop.

If you are interested in SPONSORING the auction paddles or tables, please email president@motpto.com.

We need a few folks to help out with check in and out, raffle tickets, etc.
http://www.volunteerspot.com/Group/12214296494082/

May
4
Thu
High School PTO: Monthly meeting @ MOT Charter High School
May 4 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Meet us to find out what we’ll be planning next and how you can get involved!

As always, we ask that you join the PTO Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1621856094732510/?ref=bookmarks.  The MOT Charter HS PTO Facebook page is a closed group for parents, teachers & students to use for updates on everything the PTO and the school are doing as well as sign up for various volunteer opportunities to satisfy your yearly 10 hour volunteer commitment.

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IN THE NEWS – PTO Board Elections:

PTO Nominating Committee: The PTO is in need of a person to act as the Nominating Committee for the upcoming Executive Board elections being held at the May general membership meeting.  According to the MOT Charter HS PTO By-Laws:

This person shall be responsible for receiving all suggestions for persons to serve as members of the Executive Committee.  The Nominating Committee shall prepare a slate of Officers to present for election to the Executive Committee.  The Nominating Committee shall contact all persons who will be nominated to confirm their willingness to serve.  The Nominating Committee shall insure that all nominees are members and otherwise eligible to serve in the office.

Please email the PTO at motcharterhspto@gmail.com if you are willing to serve as this year’s Nominating Committee.

PTO Executive Board Elections:  Five (5) members of the Executive Board are finishing their term this May.  The following positions will be open for election and are a 2-year term.  Please refer to the attachment for descriptions of our open board positions.

  • President
  • Vice President of Administration
  • Assistant Treasurer
  • Assistant Recording Secretary
  • Event & Fundraising

 It is imperative that we have parents step up to fill these vacant positions so that the PTO can continue to offer events and opportunities for MOT Charter HS.  Please consider running for one of our open board positions.

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The PTO Executive Board is finishing up their 2-year term this May.  All current members of the board were appointed to their positions in the Fall of 2015 for a 2-year term.  In an effort to maintain consistency from board to board, half of the current members will extend their term for an additional year so that moving forward board position will have staggered terms.  The main focus of the current Executive Board was to obtain it’s 501(c)3 status so that it could be recognized as a not-for-profit entity.  After 1.5 years, the MOT Charter HS PTO finally obtained this status in the late Fall of 2016.  The current board has spent countless volunteer hours outside of Executive and general meetings setting up procedures, events and fundraisers in the hopes that future board members could focus on expanding opportunities for MOT Charter HS students, teachers and parents.  The Executive Board will announce at the March PTO meeting the positions that will be open for election.  It is imperative that we have parents step up to fill these vacant positions so that the PTO can continue to offer events and opportunities for MOT Charter HS.  Please consider running for one of our open board positions.  Details regarding our upcoming elections will be outlined at our March 2nd general PTO meeting.

Welcome To MOT Charter High School PTO!

The MOT Charter School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is organized exclusively to support the educational activities and facilities of the MOT Charter High School. All parents or guardians of MOT Charter students, teachers and staff of the school are automatically members of the MOT PTO and are encouraged to participate in the PTO activities. The PTO hosts various fundraising activities throughout the year to raise money to support the school, students and teachers. Other fun activities are also hosted by the PTO to support and encourage a sense of community throughout our school.

For the PTO to be effective and represent the school, everyone’s participation is essential. We thank you in advance for taking your time to volunteer at MOT Charter School – to volunteer for an upcoming event, please click the VolunteerSpot link above.

Executive Committee

To contact us please email: motcharterhspto@gmail.com

Name  Position
Kimberly McNeil   President
Sue Hama  VP of Administration
Kara Cumiskey  VP of Membership
Dawn Hawlk  & Jen Zipf  Treasurers
Meredith Sullivan & Femina Vadakepurathu  Recording Secretaries
Currently Open  Corresponding Secretary
Amy Dolbow  Fundraising & Event Planning

High School PTO Mission Statement

The mission of the MOT Charter High School PTO is to work in tandem with the teachers and administrators of the MOT Charter High School to create opportunities, both academically and socially, for our children by promoting and encouraging interactions between students, parents, faculty and the community.

It is the goal of the PTO to both enhance and support the school and its students through fundraising; promotion of social activities; and help facilitate a sense of camaraderie among the student body. We will actively collaborate with the students, faculty and community to support these goals.

Financials

As an incorporated, 501(c)3, not-for-profit organization, the MOT Charter School PTO’s annual financial goal is to operate on a break-even basis, with 100% of the funds we raise supporting our mission.

Financials for the new MOT Charter School PTO will be posted as they become available.  To access a report, please click on the PDF link below.

Financials Ending – upcoming

PTO Meeting Minutes

Find out what your PTO has been working on and what is planned for the future.  Access any of the meeting minutes, which will be posted as they become available for this school year, by clicking the link below:

October 2015

November 2015

December 2015

January 2016

February 2016

March 2016 – SSSB event, no meeting

May 2016

September 2016

Nominations Procedure & Online Form Link

DRAFT PROVIDED, WILL BE VOTED ON BY PTO EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AFTER ELECTIONS.

MOT PTO Positions

DRAFT IS PROVIDED BELOW, WILL BE VOTED ON BY PTO EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AFTER ELECTIONS.

The PTO Executive Board is comprised of elected officers.  It meets one evening per month to conduct PTO business.  Everyone is encouraged to attend.

Elected Positions Basic Duties:

President Serve as leader and key contact for the PTO; preside at all PTO meetings; ex-officio member of most committees; appoint chairpersons for special committees; coordinate the work of the board and committees so that the PTO’s objectives can be met. (Effort: year-round, on-going)
Vice President, Administration Act as an aide to the President; perform the duties of the President in the absence or inability of that officer to serve; assume other responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Board; coordinate the general activities of any Special Committees.  (Effort: year-round, time varies depending upon activities)
Vice President, Membership Preside at meetings in the absence of President and VP, Administration; recruits and manages the volunteer schedule for all PTO activities; maintains membership list; provides reminders via email, social media and print of meetings, motivates and leads volunteers to service.  (Effort: 3-4 hours per month, on average)
Recording      Secretary Keep the minutes of all general meetings and all meeting of the Executive Board; prepare correspondence and perform all other duties assigned; maintain master documents for website; keepthe calendar of events for the PTO.  (Effort: 3-4 hours per month, includes attending meeting and typing up minutes)
Correspondence Secretary Communicate with faculty and staff regarding PTO related activities; maintain PTO social media and website activity; maintain positive relationships with donors, assume responsibility of meeting minutes, in the absence of the Recording Secretary.  (Effort:  3-4 hours per month, includes meetings)
Treasurer Be responsible for and have custody of all funds; make disbursements as properly authorized; be present at all PTO events where money will be collected; assure that PTO policies and best practices are followed with regards to funds; prepare financial reports for each meeting and as needed; prepare the books for an annual audit. (Effort: 4-5 hours per month, average)

MOT PTO By-Laws

MOT High School PTO By-Laws
of the
MOT Charter School
Parent Teacher Organization

(Post upcoming)