Welcome Brochure

W.D. Williams Elementary School
Parent Teacher Organization

Who are we?

W.D. Williams' PTO is an organization comprised of W.D. Williams' parents, teachers and administrators.  Our Mission is to promote the well being of W.D. Williams' children in the home, school and community.  In addition, we strive to bring parents into a closer relationship with the teaching staff and administration.  We support laws and policies for the care and protection of children.

Furthermore, we conduct fund raising activities with the goal of enriching the educational environment. We aim to provide a variety of educational and enriching activities for the W.D. Williams' community.

What are some benefits of being involved in the PTO?

Every parent or guardian is a member of the PTO.  By getting involved, you can make good things happen!  We welcome parental input and ideas to help our students in their learning environment.  We raise money for the school with the goal of enhancing our children's experience in an academic setting.  You would help us foster a sense of community within the school by creating and providing activities that are fun and educational, enriching, and beneficial for all.

Research shows that when lots of parents get involved in their children's school, the school as a whole performs better!

So come get involved!

What are some of the events and programs that the PTO sponsors?

Last year the PTO sponsored educational meetings that dealt with bullying, gangs and other issues, which we felt parents needed information about.

Our community, educational and fund raising events and activities included a Spring Read-a-thon, Movie Nights and Fun Depot night.

Some of our other fund raising events included the Fall Basket Raffle, Popcorn Fridays, and Donut Days.

Who are the current members of the PTO Board?

President:  Kathy Tolar, ktolar@charter.net
Vice President:  Christine Swoap, cswoap@warren-wilson.edu
Secretary:  Olga Luchinina, olga.luchinina@bcsemail.org
Treasurer:   April Ballard, aballard@stampcometal.com
Members at Large: Traci Chasteen, tchasteen@gmail.com
Kristin Rickard, kris10r14@hotmail.com
Sarah Morrow, sarahmorrow5@yahoo.com  
Robyn Scott, robasc71@yahoo.com
Carla Stubbs, chstubbs@charter.net
Fundraiser Coordinator: Jamie Tremble, jamietremble@yahoo.com
Parent Volunteer Coordinators: Jennifer King, jennifer.king@vergeevents.net
Jennifer Morris, mjmrrs206@me.com
Teacher Representatives: Angela Gwyn, angela.gwyn@bcsemail.org
Katianne Balchak, katianne.balchak@bcsemail.org
Principal: Kimberly Ward, kimberly.ward@bcsemail.org

What if there just isn't enough time to become that involved?

The PTO realizes that life can be busy, especially with children!  So we sent home a volunteer form during the first week of classes that asked for just 2 Hours of your volunteer time.  It also asked you about your individual interests and needs so that we or other members of the school staff may call you for appropriate activities or events.  If you haven’t already done so, please take a few moments to fill out this form and return it to your child's teacher!

Where can I find out more information?

Please feel free to contact Kathy Tolar, Christine Swoap, or any other members of the PTO Board.  You may also look at the information on the W.D. Williams' website and on our bulletin board located outside the main office of the school.

We're looking forward to seeing you soon!  

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