Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO)
The mission of the International School of Denver PTO organization is to encourage parent and teacher involvement, support school leadership to build and strengthen the community within the International School of Denver in cooperation with the Board of Directors, Head of School (HOS), staff, students and their families, and to promote the 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 Student Talent Show, the World Tea Fair and the International Bash showcase the unique character of our school. PTO-led Room Parents serve as the primary link among parents, teachers, and staff and help to plan classroom activities and social events. 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 parenting 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.
2018-2019 PTO Executive Committee:
Vanessa Rodriguez, President: firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrea Schommer, Co-Vice President: email@example.com
Sharon Hwang, Co-Vice President, firstname.lastname@example.org
Silvia Steimle, Secretary: email@example.com
Jeff Berthold, Treasurer: firstname.lastname@example.org
Patrick Rodriguez, Room Parent Coordinator: RoomParents@isdenver.org
2018-2019 PTO Committee Chairs
|PTO Committee||Committee Chair|
|Room Parent Coordinator||Patrick Rodriguez|
|Dragon Swag||Michelle Kniley, Eunice Park|
|All Staff Holiday Gift Fund||
|Service Learning||Shannon Converse|
|Morning Mingling||Sherrie Miller|
|Parenting Education||Sarah Bates|
|Pizza Fridays||Jeff Berthold|
|Staff Appreciation||June Dirstine, Misty Meade|
|Talent Show||Claire Moran|
|World Tea Fair||Fatima Assougdam and Margarita Gonzalez|
|ECE Parent Ambassadors|
|Lower School Parent Ambassadors||Sarah Kozlowski|
|Upper School Parent Ambassadors|
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 earn work bond hours, but there’s a much greater benefit to be realized. Research shows that students with parents who are involved in the school community 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