Volunteering is the most important way that you can support our Windermere schools. Please consider donating some of your time to help out at events, at school, or in the classroom. We have a variety of ways that you can help, and opportunities that could fit any schedule, jobs may include: office work - copying, distributing, hanging posters; weekly science lab volunteer to straighten and keep track of needed science materials; classroom volunteer - read to classes, have students read to you or with you; workroom volunteer - copy, laminate, build paper copies of books, die cuts, etc.; library volunteer - shelf library books, assist librarian with various projects including book fairs; literacy closet - keep literacy closet organized; and much, much more! We also sponsor tours of the school work areas for those that are interested.
Contact us anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our Volunteer page here. We APPRECIATE your help, and could not be a success without volunteers!!
Show your Windermere pride by sporting our new shirt! T-Shirts are $10!
Print the T-Shirt Order Form, send it in with your payment, and we will send the shirt home with your student
Do I have to pay dues to belong to the PTO?
No! Every Windermere parent/guardian is automatically a member of our PTO.
Why is it called “Windermere” PTO?
Our PTO is in the unique position of representing two different schools (Windermere Primary & Windermere Elementary). Having one PTO helps to foster a sense of continuity and community between the two schools.
Is the PTO just for stay-at-home moms?
The PTO is for everyone! Our volunteers are mothers, fathers, and those who fill those roles. We have a wide range of volunteers who stay-at-home; work part-time to full-time; have little ones at home, and more.
Does the PTO have all the help they need?
No! We always need your help no matter how big or how small! YOU make the difference! The PTO welcomes everyone, and continues to need volunteers for various events, fundraisers, and committees year-round. We need you!
Do PTO volunteers need to be at school during the day?
Much of the PTO work can be done from home on your own schedule, or at events at night, or weekends. Yes, there is volunteering during the school day if you are able to do so. But no one does it all, so choose what works best for you.
Can I volunteer even if I have don’t have any experience?
While the PTO is fortunate to have dedicated volunteers who return, we also welcome new ones every year. You do not need to have any experience to volunteer!! The PTO acts as a team, and supports and helps all of our volunteers accomplish their goals.
Why is PTO important?
What if I don't have any training?
The PTO supports the educational goals of the school, and assists with attaining those goals through parent and community volunteerism. We want to help provide our students with a first-class learning environment, and the PTO helps make this possible by supporting our teachers, staff, students, and parents (guardians). Volunteering for the PTO not only helps your student succeed, but all of Windermere!
Never fear! The PTO and / or the office staff will be glad to show you around.