Parent Teacher Organization
Bakken Elementary School is still early in its existence, but the Bakken Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) has been supporting the school since day one. The PTO helps Bakken Elementary by:
- supporting the teachers with classroom volunteers
- helping with holiday parties
- providing pizza to the kids at Halloween
- organizing popcorn Fridays
- selling Smens and Smencils (scented pens and pencils) every Friday
- raising funds to support teachers throughout the year
The PTO raises money for what the students and teachers need to be a successful school. Since Bakken Elementary School is still in its infancy, we are still figuring out exactly what those needs are.
The PTO is not only something that supports the teachers and students, but it's also a bridge of communication between the school and parents.
5th and 6th grade is a time when parents are letting their children take on more responsibility. Often parents do not get handouts sent home because they do not check their backpacks. We try to post that information on our Facebook page.