What's the difference between PTO and ASB?
Both ASB and PTO are equally important. Some Basic differences between ASB and PTO...
The Associated Student Body (ASB) specifically links to the schools, and follows the rules and guidelines issued by the school district. All fees affiliated with the school will applied toward the ASB account. as well as sports, clubs, class and labs fees. There are specific guidelines for what the ASB funds can and can not be used for. ASB funds are recorded with the district and must adhere to district guidelines for disbursement.
PTO's primary objective, should be to support the school and its students. If the ASB guidelines prevent them from purchasing classroom items a teacher needs/wants, the teacher can apply for a grant through the PTO who has the discretion to use their funds for such a request.
Some of the recent purchases include a new projector screen for presentations, white board markers, science equipment. Additionally, PTO grants over $5000 each year.
PTO committee members are voted on annually. Shahala PTO operates as a non-profit with By-laws and required monthly meetings. Everyone is invited to attend PTO meetings and any time or assistance that can be provided is greatly appreciated.
Meet your 2017-2018 PTO Board Members!
President: Julie Williams
Vice-President: Kris Miller
Secretary: Stephanie Brachman
Treasurer: Jeff Wooden
Grants: Eileen Correy
Grants: Misty Davis
Volunteer Cord: Melissa Webb
Book Fair: Jennifer Getch
Rewards/Box Tops: Rebecca Cruz
Staff Appreciation: Cara Wood
Auction: Christina Milliken
Auction Assistant: Vacant
Community Relations: Sharma Johnson
Spirit Wear: Marie Pham
Teacher Liaison: Gina Helland
School/Administrative Staff: Gregg Brown Principal, Adam Wallace Associate Principal
The PTO meets the second Monday of every month at 6:30pm in the media room.
PTO Mission Statement
The SPTO Mission is to support the students and teachers of Shahala Middle School by sponsoring various events and activities which enhance the educational environment, support school goals, teachers and administrators. The organization will also serve in a liaison capacity maximizing communications between parents and the staff at Shahala Middle School.