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Parent Teacher Organization

Parent Teacher Organization

Mission Statement

The mission of Gilbert Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is to enrich the educational experience of students, support district staff, and connect families and the community. We are an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization committed to supporting all four district schools that include preschool through twelfth grade.

Who We Are

The Gilbert PTO is open to all parents and guardians of students attending Gilbert Community Schools. We hold monthly meetings September-May the first Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the High School Library (a week later if it falls on a holiday). There are no membership fees or dues. Our annual budget is raised through annual fundraising programs, special events, and private donations. Gilbert PTO is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and donations are tax-deductible. Donations can be made online through PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=N985N599DY6H6

What We Do

We strive to meet our mission by:

  • Holding monthly meetings with parents and district staff 
  • Offering community events for families
  • Hosting appreciation events for district staff
  • Recruiting and coordinating volunteers for programs and events 
  • Complementing school curriculum with field trips and guest speakers
  • Enhancing outdoor spaces with recreational equipment
  • Communicating to families with our newsletter and social media
  • Providing supplemental supplies for schools

Current Programs

  • Back to School Welcome Events
  • Community Events including Trunk or Treat, Christmas Cookie Walk and Lunch on the Lawn
  • Elementary and Intermediate Yearbooks
  • Meals for Teachers During Conferences
  • School Supply Kit Fundraiser
  • Step It Up Fundraiser with Day of Awesomeness
  • Story County Conservation In-School Programming and Field Trips
  • Teacher Appreciation Event in May
  • Tiger T-shirts for New Students and Staff

PTO Q&A

  • What are monthly meetings like?
    Each meeting lasts about an hour. Led by the president, reports are given on recent and future events, programs, and finances. We host group discussions on how to benefit the school and community. One of the principals usually attends and offers a helpful perspective.
  • Do I have to come to every meeting?
    Absolutely not! Come to one or all, sit quietly and listen, or come and share ideas. Come late or leave early—it’s casual. It’s never too late in the year to be a part of the group. No matter your time or talents–we have a spot for you!
  • My schedule doesn’t allow me to attend meetings. Can I still help?
    Definitely! We send out a monthly newsletter that will list one-time and recurring volunteer opportunities throughout the year.
  • Why should I be a part of the Gilbert PTO?
    It’s a valuable way to have an impact on the schools, get to know administration and teachers, and create community with other families in the district. Plus, it’s fun! PTO works hard to offer the “extras” that our students and staff enjoy.

Newsletters

2022-23 Gilbert PTO Newsletters

October 2023 Gilbert PTO Newsletter

November 2023 Gilbert PTO Newsletter

December 2023 Gilbert PTO Newsletter

January 2024 Gilbert PTO Newsletter

February 2024 Gilbert PTO Newsletter

2023-24 PTO Meetings

  • September 11, 2023
  • October 2, 2023
  • November 6, 2023
  • December 4, 2023
  • January 8, 2024
  • February 5, 2024
  • March 4, 2024
  • April 1, 2024
  • May 6, 2024

PTO Meeting Agendas

September 11, 2023
October 2, 2023
November 6, 2023
December 4, 2023
January 8, 2024
February 5, 2024

PTO Meeting Minutes

September 11, 2023
October 2, 2023
November 6, 2023
December 4, 2023
January 8, 2024
February 5, 2024

Administration Documents

Gilbert PTO Code of Conduct 2023-2024

Gilbert PTO Bylaws 2023-24 (signed)

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Gilbert Community School District

Gilbert Community School District

103 Mathews Drive, Gilbert, Iowa 50105  |  (515) 232-3740