Parent Teacher Organizations
Parent Teacher Organizations (PTOs) across Griswold Public Schools are non-profit organizations that exists for charitable, educational and scientific purposes, including the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and incorporated in the State of Connecticut.
The purpose of the PTOs are to enhance and support the educational experience at Griswold Public Schools, to develop a closer connection between school and home by encouraging parental involvement, and to improve the environment at the schools through volunteer and financial support.
Who can join the PTO?
Family members of GES/GMS/GHS students, school Staff, and Griswold community members are welcome to join. There are no membership dues.
The Parent/Teacher Organization is a great way to make friends and become more involved with your child’s school community! There are many great opportunities for you and your family to get involved.
When does the PTO meet?
Each PTO meets roughly once per month during the school year. Attendees can join in person or virtually. Learn about their meeting schedules at each of their webpages:
What does the PTO do?
Our PTOs directly help the schools with fundraisers and events such as school dances/fun nights, concessions, prize calendars, flower sales, and more. They provide donated refreshments and other treats to students and staff for special events such as Teacher Appreciation Week (May), conferences, homecoming, Mental Health Week, school year halfway mark, and more. They also fund school projects and improvements, field trips, student scholarships, and more.
The PTOs work with various stakeholders to identify additional ways we can help with both volunteers and financially.