PTSO (Parent Teacher Student Organization)
What is PTSO?
PTSO is an organization of parents, teachers, and students working together to improve Smoketree Elementary School.
How does PTSO make our school better?
PTSO serves as a means of communication between home and school.
PTSO members help plan and organize special events such as book fairs, school read-ins, theme nights, and guest speakers that benefit students, teachers, and parents.
PTSO donates money (raised through membership dues and fundraising) to the school to purchase special materials not covered by the general budget.
When does PTSO meet?
Meetings are held monthly in the elementary school library. Your child will bring home a flyer of the specific dates and times. You can also check out the school calendar on the monthly newsletter. Babysitting is available.
You can contact PTSO at SmoketreePTSO@gmail.com.
The purpose of the Council is to provide an environment to enhance student achievement and help the school meet the goals established by the Lake Havasu Unified School District #1. The Council also facilitates communication between students, parents, staff, and the community.
- Fund professional development opportunities for staff
- Adopt a school improvement plan
- Fund extra-curricular activities, events, and materials
- Provide forms, review and take action on issues/concerns brought before the Council by students, parents, or community members
- Maintain accountability to the LHUSD #1 superintendent and school board
A notebook of Site-based Council's bylaws, agendas, minutes of each meeting, forms for bringing items before the Council, and Smoketree's Parent Involvement Plan is available in the front office.
Communication will be provided through monthly newsletters (school and grade level), parent/teacher conferences, school web page, marquee, and BlackBoard Connect.
Parent education will be provided through newsletters (school and grade level), school web pages, Parent Orientation, and learning nights.
Smoketree Elementary School collaborates and forms partnerships with parents and the community through the Student Intervention Team meetings, volunteer programs, Site-Based Council, Parent Involvement Committee, Title One Committee, PTSO, and school-wide special events.