PTO Information

PTO Objectives
The Magnet School PTO is an integral part of the educational experience. The primary objectives of the PTO are to promote the welfare of our children in school, home, and community; to serve as a communication link and mutual support system among parents, teachers and administration; to encourage multicultural awareness within our community; and to promote a united effort among parents, educators, legislators, and the general public to secure for our children the greatest advantages of a multifaceted education.  All parents who become members of our PTO join in the effort to reach these objectives.

The PTO sponsors the open house at the beginning of the year, a welcome back pizza party, Family Astronomy Night, Book Fairs, Family Science Night, Parent Education programs and other cultural, scientific and social events. Money raised through the PTO fundraisers go to support books, technology and special projects in the classroom and for the Japanese program, supplies and storage structures in the Science Lab, and numerous other learning supplies and activities that cannot be covered through the school budget.

Many hands make light work! Our PTO successfully supports many exciting opportunities for students at GEHMS but we need your help. There are many ways to volunteer or contribute - please use the link below to sign up to volunteer or receive more information on ways to get involved!

PTO Structure
All parents and teachers of the Magnet School are eligible to become voting members of the PTO upon the payment of dues. The PTO membership elects an Executive Board, which is responsible for conducting the business of the PTO as directed by the PTO membership. The PTO Executive Board also oversees, directs and approves the business of the standing committees, transacts business between organizational meetings, selects the parent representatives for the Advisory Committee and presents an annual budget for the PTO general membership vote and approval.

PTO Membership 
Membership dues are $5.00 per family per year. Dues and contributions constitute a significant portion of our operating budget. Since the Magnet School is relatively small and since so much of the school's funding comes from State and Federal grants, parent support through the PTO is critical to the school's success.Please join and support YOUR school.

PTO Meetings
The PTO holds regular meetings open to all members of the Magnet School community. Meetings include updates by the principal and featured speakers, in addition to general PTO business. The meetings occur on Wednesday evenings at 7:00. Please see the calendar as well as the Magnet Newsletter for exact dates. PTO Committees meet separately to discuss committee business, as arranged by the committee chairs. Committee chairs or representatives report committee business to the general membership at the open PTO meetings.