Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO)
The mission of the ISDenver PTO is to enhance the ISDenver experience by building community among families and staff, through the oversight and support of volunteer-led events that support the school's mission, vision, values, and beliefs.
The ISDenver PTO brings the school community together through family events, social gatherings, and parent education opportunities. PTO events such as the annual World Tea Fair and the International Bash showcase the unique character of our school. Several times a year, the PTO’s Morning Mingling gives parents the chance to catch up over coffee, build friendships, and connect with ISDenver staff and PTO leaders. Through the PTO’s Parenting Education initiative, guest speakers address pertinent parenting topics and challenges – everything from internet safety to the benefits of developing a bilingual brain. And there’s so much more!
All parents and guardians of a student-in-good standing at ISDenver are automatically invited members of the PTO and are encouraged to attend monthly meetings.
The PTO is governed by the current year’s Executive Committee.
2019-2020 PTO Executive Committee:
Vanessa Rodriguez, President: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sharon Hwang, Vice President, email@example.com
Jeff Berthold, Treasurer: firstname.lastname@example.org
Josie Ostrander, Secretary: email@example.com
Erica Garcia, Community Director: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cecilia Favetto, Service Learning Director: email@example.com
2019-2020 PTO Committee Chairs
|PTO Committee||Committee Chair|
|Dragon Swag||Elaine Yang|
|All Staff Holiday Gift Fund||
|Service Learning||Shannon Converse|
|Morning Mingling||Constance Douglas|
|Parenting Education||Sarah Bates & Sarah Kozlowski|
|Green Team||Sofia Escalante Grajzgrund|
|World Tea Fair||Fatima Assougdam|
|Parent Ambassadors||Andrea Schommer (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
Want to help strengthen our school community and make a positive impact on your child’s education? Take a look through our information, keep an eye on the PTO section of E-News, and find something that suits your interests, abilities, and schedule. Then sign up here, or contact a committee chair or one of this year’s PTO officers for more information or to volunteer!
Becoming involved in the PTO is a great way to help our school and our community, but there’s a much greater benefit to be realized. Research shows that students with parents who are involved in this way are more likely to:
- Earn higher grades and test scores, and enroll in higher-level programs
- Attend school regularly
- Have better social skills, show improved behavior, and adapt well to school
- Graduate and go on to postsecondary education programs
- The ISDenver Dragon Swag online store is your one-stop shop for all things ISDenver swag - the same great swag you've seen offered by our fearless PTO Dragon Swag team, from hats to sweatshirts, t-shirts, and beyond, now available at your fingertips!
- Swag pick-ups are available at the Welcome Center on Mondays after 8:15 AM.
- SHOP NOW at isdenver.org/swag!