As the school’s parents’ organization, Yorkshire PTO is very active and is an integral part of the school. They have a membership drive and a fund raiser each year. With a generous budget and many, many hours of volunteer time, the parents provide many services to the school. Some of these programs include assemblies, SWPBS celebrations, visitation days, Teacher Appreciation, Yorkshire T-shirts for all students, and much more.
In addition, there are several committees contributing to the Yorkshire PTO. They are:
Committee assists the art and music teachers in planning and organizing an evening in the spring for showcasing and sharing our students’ talents in the arts with their families and the community.
Baking and Hospitality
Comprised of volunteers willing to bake goods for various activities as needed.
Committee plans and organizes two book fairs throughout the school year.
Box Tops for Education
Committee collects and bundles specially marked box tops for education labels found on General Mills, Betty Crocker, and other specially marked items and submits for redemption at designated times throughout the year.
Committee organizes parent volunteers to ride the school buses home with kindergarten students the first few days of school.
Committee creates and distributes bus tags to all students the first day of school.
Dance for Dollars
Committee prepares mailings for dance for dollars. Committee also prepares and plans for dance day.
Committee will compile and publish directory of students’ addresses and class assignments.
Family Ice Cream Social
Committee plans and organizes the social in late spring.
First Grade Quilt
Committee organizes and coordinates making of a quilt with the First Grade students to store for display/raffle during their senior year in High School.
Committee supervises annual fundraiser by preparing orders and distributing goods at school.
Giant A+ Cards
Committee recruits parents to complete Giant A+ form and then enters information into Giant A+ system.
Committee will provide refreshments and setup at designated school functions such as Open House, Kindergarten Registration, etc.
Kindergarten Registration Organize volunteers to greet new registrants, take T-shirt sizes, sell spirit wear, serve refreshments, and recruit volunteers.
Coordinates a school-wide community service project to coincide with the 100th Day. Decorates the school for the 100th day.
Committee provides a lunch for the teachers that day.
Committee provides reception services, setup, direction to classrooms, etc. during American Education Week in mid-November.
Committee arranges school assemblies and special events as requested.
School Board Representative
Attends the York Suburban School Board meetings and presents any concerns of the VVC PTO to the School Board.
Senior Guest Day
Committee provides reception services to visiting “guests” in the spring.
Committee plans and decorates the showcases in the school.
Committee mails letters home for Ready Teddy Sponsorship. Also keeps record of Ready Teddy sponsorships.
Committee provides for staff recognition during National Teacher Appreciation Week in May.