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ABOUT THE COVINGTON PTO
The Covington PTO is a volunteer run organization at Covington School. PTO stands for Parent Teacher Organization. We are a group of parents, grandparents, family, friends and guardians of Covington School students. The PTO creates a link between students, teachers and families. You and your support make it possible for the PTO to sponsor various events at the school and provide much needed contributions to our school.
Why Join the Covington PTO?
Joining the Covington PTO shows an interest in your child’s education and school activities. Joining is a great way to show support for the teachers too. Active membership strengthens the relationships between parents and school.
Membership offers parents many opportunities to help make positive changes in the school, such as funding automatic filtered water fountains, new PE Equipment, games for recess, and library books.
Join and have fun meeting other like-minded people, who care about Covington School.
Complete the attached form and become a member of the Covington PTO today.
Check Out the impressive list of events @ Covington PTO!
Events for Students & Families – click to volunteer!
District 123 Back to School Extravaganza
Fall Bingo / Ice Cream Social
GAMES WITH GRANDPARENTS – NEW THIS YEAR!
Me & My Guy Dance
Spring and Fall Scholastic Book Fairs
District 123 Valentine’s Day Ice Skating afternoon
Sponsorship of Covington’s Outdoor Classroom
Filtered Water Fountains throughout the school
District 123 Family Fun Fair
Events Primarily for Students
Spirit Wear for students
5th Grade Open Gym Nights
Winter Holiday Make-N-Take
Art of Me Night
Ready-made Back to School Supply Kits
5th Grade Year-End Farewell
Volunteer Meal Nights at Ronald McDonald House at Hope Children’s Hospital
Fundraisers to help support our Activities – Click for more info!
Restaurant nights out
- New this year – Shop online. Use our Covington School Fundraiser ID # 317117. Delivery is free when kits are delivered to Covington School. This is a GREAT OPTION for out of town friends & family who want Little Caesars Pizza Kits too.Pizza Kits will be delivered Friday, Oct. 28, 2016.
PTO Memberships – Every $ helps!
Events for our Teachers:
Dinner for staff during all-day Parent-Teacher Conferences in the Fall & Spring
Teacher Appreciation Week in the Spring – provide a dessert or side-item / help with other fun activities
FIRST DAY BACK TO SCHOOL!
Monday, August 22, 2016 for students in grades K-5
PTO KINDERGARTEN AND NEW FAMILY WELCOME
Are you new to Covington? Join us in the small gym for light refreshments on August 22nd after you drop off your new student. This is a great opportunity to meet some of the staff members and other parents, learn more about the school and the PTO, and to enjoy a cup of coffee as we all get over those first day jitters! We hope to meet you there!
BACK TO SCHOOL EXTRAVAGANZA
Saturday, August 27th, starting at 11:00am. Head over to OLHMS with the whole family for a fun-filled day of FREE events! Each year, the entertainment dazzles the crowds and the air buzzes with excitement. Raffles and prizes are always a big hit, too!
Thursday, September 1st at 6:30, families are invited out to check out the school and meet the teachers. This is the students’ first chance to show off their classrooms and introduce their teachers; and they sure love it! This night is always fun for the students, and offers some insight and information to the parents, as well.
Please join us at our next PTO meeting. Meetings are held in the Covington School teacher’s lounge. We gather to discuss upcoming PTO event ideas and plans. Never been to a PTO meeting? That’s ok! We all had to make that first step at one point, and we know how daunting it can be. Don’t be discouraged, we welcome new faces always! See dates below…
Wednesday, November 2 is a late start day. Classes start one hour later. Busses will pick up students one hour later for those that ride. Typically, these late start days are scheduled once a month, on a Wednesday; however some months do not have one at all.
If you see an upcoming event that you would like to participate in, just let us know. We could always use extra hands and the students love seeing familiar faces in the hallways. Email a PTO member today!
Important PTO Dates
PTO Meetings – in the Covington Teacher’s Lounge, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Covington PTO meetings are held monthly on Tuesdays during the school year in the Covington Teacher’s Lounge at 6:30 pm. Additionally, our group has no shortage of volunteer opportunities that enhance the school experience for each of our children, from helping with Teacher Appreciation Week to co-chairing events, such as the “Spooktacular” or Scholastic Book Fair.
- Tuesday, Sep. 6
- Tuesday, Oct. 4
- Tuesday, Nov. 1
- Tuesday, Nov. 13
- No meeting in January*
- Tuesday, Feb. 7
- Tuesday, March 7
- Tuesday, Apr. 11
- Tuesday, May 2
Come and make new friends and learn what the PTO is all about. Please email us if you have any questions. To learn about our volunteer opportunities, please click on one of the sign-up buttons below.
Spirit Wear Information
Scholastic Book Fair – Fall 2016
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR
2016-2017 PTO OFFICERS!
President ~ Maggie Bartoszewski
Vice President ~ Jill Arroyo
Vice President ~ Tracy Burns
Secretary ~ Mariam Abdelrahman
Treasurer ~ Alaina Roche