What the PTO Does

The PTO’s main goal is to provide support to the teachers and students to enable a healthy and positive learning environment.

Here are a few things that the PTO funds:

  • Classroom supplies
  • School garden, laptop battery replacement, cow eye dissection, front office supplies, and Odyssey of the Mind team registration
  • Field trip transportation
  • Scholarships for Calwood 5th grade trip
  • Red Hawk Community nights such as movie nights, science night, and a school dance
  • Cards & small gift cards for teachers on their birthdays
  • Support for school concerts
  • Scholarship for the teacher Encore award

We also provide volunteer support for the school and for PTO events. To sign up as a volunteer, visit the RHEPTO Volunteer Sign Up page. If you’re already signed up, visit the Volunteer Opportunities page to see a list of current needs. Tracking volunteer hours is surprisingly important for grants and such, and we’ve made it easy with our Log Your Volunteer Hours page. Logging volunteer hours makes you eligible to be chosen as the Volunteer of the Week, too, which comes with a reserved parking space!

PTO Budget Breakdown

(numbers are based on 2015-16 budget approved on 8/24/15)

  • Miscellaneous School Expenses 42%
  • Teacher Funds for classroom expenses 29%
  • Field Trip Transportation 10%
  • Staff Appreciation & Enrichment 7%
  • Free Family Events 7%
  • Business Expenses (insurance, etc.) 6%