We are very excited to start a new school year! We are the Illiopolis Parent Teacher Organization. We are parents and teachers interested in enhancing the excellent educational experiences that our school provides to our students.
Our PTO works within the school providing fun programs for the children such as Red Ribbon Week, Birthday Books, ISAT incentives, and many others. We support our teachers with programs such as Parent Publishing, Campbell's and Box Tops, and classroom party help. We also help to raise our school pride with Spirit wear sales. Our PTO is able to do all these things through our fundraising efforts.
One of our most important goals this year is to increase parental involvement in our school. Research shows that the most accurate predictor for a student's achievement in school is not income or social status, but teh extent to which that student's family is able to become involved in their chidren's education at school and in the community. When schools, families, and communities work together to support learning, children tend to do better in school, stay in school longer, and like school more!
Whether you have 30 minutes or a couple of hours, your time, your ideas, and your talents are needed! We have many tasks throughout the year and would like your help. Please consider volunteering, it really does make a difference in the lives of our children!!
We invite all parents of IES students to our meetings. All meetings are first Thursday of the month at 6:30pm in the Illiopolis Elementary Library. Hope to see you there! Bring a friend!
Sept. 4th Oct. 2nd Nov. 6th Dec. 4th No January Meeting
Feb. 5th Mar. 5th April 2nd May 7th