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What Is PTO Council?

Each Shaker school has a Parent Teacher Organization and every parent is automatically a member. PTO Council is a district-wide umbrella group that connects all eight of the PTOs. PTO Council oversees collaboration between the units and with other groups to engage and support students and families throughout the district.

PTO Council is responsible for:

  • Paying for and overseeing the electronic distribution of weekly school newsletters
  • Compiling information for the annual printed District calendar
  • Administering the Shaker Schools Family Directory app
  • Organizing Superintendent community chats
  • Helping with Family and Community Engagement Series
  • Assisting with Family and Community Engagement Center
  • Communication, coordination, and training of PTO volunteers
  • Paying for the preparation of all PTO annual tax returns
  • Holding public PTO Council meetings to share interests across all our schools
PTO Council is funded through voluntary direct donations from families. Please consider making a $5 tax-deductible gift to PTO Council through PayForIt. Click on “Fees.” Thank you!

PTO Council Officers for 2017-18 School Year

President: Kanika Christian
1st Vice Presidents: Sarah Morin and Raven Perry
VP Communication: Sue Buddenbaum
VP Educational Enrichment: Andrea Boyd
VP Financial Management: Tony Peebles
VP Outreach: Jill Lasheen
VP Parent Education and Advocacy: Kevin Lowery and Kimberly Harris
Secretary: Laurie Pogel
Treasurer: Isaac Roach
Nominating Co-Chairs: Heather Weingart and Mark Levin

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Stay Informed!

Stay Informed! 201481611313643_image.jpeg To stay informed of what is happening at your child's school and the school district, click here and enter your e-mail address. You will be entered in the PTO database so you will receive the appropriate PTO e-newsletters as your children transition from school to school.

We value your privacy; therefore, we will not sell, rent, or give your name or address to anyone. At any point, you can select the link that appears at the bottom of every e-mail to unsubscribe, or to change your preferences. Sign up today to stay informed!

Support PTO Council!

PTO Council is funded solely through voluntary direct donations from families and teachers.  There are no fundraisers or other funding sources.  Please consider a tax-deductible gift to PTO Council by going to PayForIt.  Click on "Fundraiser."
 
Your donation of $5 or $10 will help PTO Council pay for the PTO e-mail account used by all eight schools for electronic distribution of school newsletters, and to continue to provide families with resources such as the Shaker Heights Schools Family Directory and the annual calendar of student activities and PTO events.
 
Please donate today.  Thank you! 
 

Shaker Heights PTO Mission Statement

The Shaker Heights Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is dedicated to facilitating the active and informed involvement of all parents and families to achieve the educational success and well-being of all children.

PTO eNewsletters

All Shaker Schools have Friday PTO e-newsletters. These weekly e-mails are the best way for families to find out what is happening at individual schools.

To sign-up for Shaker Heights PTO emails, click here.
 
You will be asked for the year of graduation for your student(s) - so we can make sure you are added to the right list and moved up to the next building when your child changes grades.

PTO Information

Meeting Minutes

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