Welcome to the J.T. Manning Elementary School PTO website!
We hope you can find anything you would like to know about us or Manning
Please make sure to visit our Facebook page, email us, come to our
stay in touch with all the great happenings at Manning!
We look forward to a great school year, and appreciate all the support
from parents like you!
Reasons to Get Involved
Your child benefits
When parents get connected to the school, children do better.
Research shows children whose parents are involved get better grades,
do better on tests, and have fewer discipline problems at school.
We make a difference
Our mission is to create the kind of school community where teachers
administrators can do their best work and so can our children.
We have fun
Volunteer work shouldn't be drudgery. We accomplish a lot, and not
everything we do is easy. But we know we're not balancing the national
debt either. We don't take ourselves to seriously, and we try to
enjoy ourselves along the way whenever possible.
To us, there are no "outsiders". We are people who have
come together to work toward common goals.
We're about parent involvement, not fundraising
In these times of tight budgets, parent groups everywhere are having
fill in the gaps, and so are we. Research studies show that building
involvement in education is the number one thing we can do to create
a great school.
There's a lot to be done
These days, schools are asked to do more with less.
Our help is needed more than ever to fill the gaps.
Meet nice people who share your concerns
We all have a common bond. We care about creating the best possible
educational experience for our children. We are neighbors and peers
share many of the same experiences. Many friendships have developed
as a result of those connections.
We can match jobs to your interests and abilities
The work we do covers a broad spectrum: planning events, working directly
managing a budget, and lots more. We encourage participation and creative
We are thrilled to have people take on tasks that meet their skills
We pledge to honor your time constraints
People are often reluctant to participate because they're afraid they'll
get pulled into a
black hole of never-ending time commitment. An hour or two really
makes a difference.
We won't push you to commit more than you want to or are able to.
This work is very rewarding
It's seeing the smile that shows we're making school a little more
There are lots of rewards, both big and small, for those who get involved.