The Museum School

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TMS PTO Mission Statement
The mission of TMS PTO is to aid the students, faculty and staff of The Museum School of Avondale Estates in their educational and recreational needs. Through fund-raising and family activities, TMS PTO will promote open communication between faculty, parents and the community to enhance the educational environment of children attending The Museum School.

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Articles of Incorporation


Standing Meeting Agenda

2014/15 PTO General Membership Meetings

- Tuesday, August 19 
- Tuesday, November 18
- Tuesday, March 3 
- TBD May 2015 (PTO Election Results) 6:30 pm

All meetings will take place at The Museum School.
Dates are subject to change.

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Museum School Parent Teacher Organization

The Museum School of Avondale Estates PTO

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Current 2014-15 PTO members will receive a calendar magnet with year-at-a-glance important dates. And new for the 2014-15 school year, discounts for PTO members at local area businesses! Click here to join PTO, membership cards and magnets will be sent home via backpacks in a few weeks.

Stay Informed!

Upcoming PTO meetings, events and activities will be posted here and in the weekly Sunday newsletter. For additional information and reminders, opt in for text messages from PTO, or check out our Facebook page.

Planning Committees & Upcoming Events

PTO Planning Committees are a great way to earn volunteer hours at home while planning fun events and activities throughout the year.

HOSPITALITY COMMITTEE: Coordinate food for the Holiday Staff Appreciation Breakfast, PTO potlucks, picnics, meetings, social events, Exhibit Night snacks and dinners for teachers and staff, and coordinate the Picnic in the Park food by soliciting donations if needed. Ongoing
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ROOM PARENTS: Work closely with teachers, staff and additional PTO committees regarding classroom needs throughout the year.  Also, help with coordinating chaperones for expedition trips, class parties, teacher classroom gifts, Teacher Appreciation Week and other school events.  Inquire with your child’s teacher in August to sign up as a room parent.

SCHOOL DIRECTORY: Committee will help to design, obtain pictures and solicit advertising for the school directory.  Directories will be produced and distributed September/October 2014.
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READ-A-THON: Coordinate the school-wide Read- A-Thon fundraiser by promoting reading and raise funds for the teachers’ book room or other designated special projects.  The committee will establish a theme, distribute and collect student pledge forms and promote the event. September 2014
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FALL FEST: Committee will plan food and refreshments, solicit a DJ, plan costume contest and photo booth, identify volunteer needs, promote the event and support Room Parents in producing classroom activity booths. October 2014
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PARENTS AFTERNOON OUT: Committee will plan children's activities while parents take an afternoon off. This includes coordinating tickets/registration, venue, snacks, movie showing, identifying volunteer needs and promoting the event.
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TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK: Show our teachers they are The Best by helping to organize teacher gifts, celebrations, the teacher appreciation luncheon and other gestures. February 2015
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DANCE COMMITTEE: Committee will plan for volunteer needs, refreshments, activities/entertainment, venue, decorations, event promotion, ticketing and chaperone guidelines. April 2015
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EXPLORER DASH COMMITTEE: Committee with work with the city to produce a 5K and 1 mile Fun Run. Plan route, source goodie bags, identify volunteer needs and promote the event. March 2015
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SCHOOL PICNIC: The fifth annual Picnic in the Park celebrates National Charter Schools week. Committee members are needed to work with vendors, organize volunteers and promote the event. May 2015
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2015 YEARBOOK COMMITTEE: Committee will establish a theme, host a cover contest, help organize photos, plan and coordinate pages for the school yearbook. (Ongoing)
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Questions, Comments & Suggestions
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Remember, all PTO meetings, committee and volunteer time can be logged towards mandatory school parent hours.

Thanks for being a part of The Museum School PTO, we appreciate your support!

2014-15 PTO Officers

Cindy Eldridge, President
Laura Higgins, Vice President
Marguerite Belline, Treasurer
Carly Ambler, Secretary
Andrea Samford, Membership/ Committee Coordinator
Bethany Brown, PR/Communications
OPEN POSITION: Parliamentarian
Marti Sears, Immediate Past President
Amy Rodriguez, Teacher Representative
Katherine Kelbaugh, Principal

Did you know? You can get the latest/greatest updates from your TMS PTO, by liking our "The Museum School Parent Teacher Organization" Facebook page.

We want to hear from you! Please send us your questions, suggestions and comments by letter or email at We value your opinion as we work to be a better Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) for our school.