The VFES PTO’s primary goal is to create parent involvement in our school while supporting the efforts of our teachers to educate our children. Every parent that has a child at Valley Forge Elementary is automatically part of the Parent Teacher Organization. There is no cost to join and we are an all volunteer run 501(c)(3) organization.
A big part of the PTO’s job is fundraising with the proceeds going to support educational programs and equipment for the school. Our board includes the following positions:
President ♦ Vice President ♦ Treasurer ♦ Assistant Treasurer ♦ Vice President-Clubs ♦Vice President-Cultural Arts ♦ Vice President-Diversity ♦ Vice President-Fundraising ♦ Vice President-Volunteer Services ♦ Vice President-Socials ♦ Communications Coordinator ♦ Publishing Center Coordinator
The Valley Forge Elementary PTO provides a robust after school clubs program, a Publishing Center that publishes almost 900 student books in 2016, numerous student social events and plenty of opportunities for everyone to get involved. For a description of the different PTO board positions, please click here. You can also get more information about volunteering for our board by reading our PTO FAQ.
How can you help the VFES PTO?
Get Involved – We have over 80 Chairperson positions to fill each year. Our volunteers work hard and as a result we are able to provide many great programs and events for our students. You can get involved on a small scale or a large scale. Either way, you can make a difference. Please visit our volunteer page to sign up.
Attend School Functions and Events – If you don’t have time to volunteer, please support our school social events and fundraisers. We raise income for the school through our fundraisers, including the Book Fair, the Spring Fair, and Shop & Dine Days. These are favorite events and help us bring in a substantial amount of funds.
Donate Directly to the PTO – In order to maximize dollars given to the PTO, we now run a “direct donation” program. We provide a large amount of financial assistance to our school and can’t do it running fundraisers alone. We decided to eliminate the many smaller fundraisers that we held each year and instead have funds donated directly to the PTO, which are 100% tax deductible!
Let Us Know Your Thoughts – We welcome your ideas and suggestions! Everyone has a voice here and the PTO is always looking for new ways to motivate volunteers, raise funds or provide new social events to bring families together. Please contact us with your comments and suggestions.