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Fordline Elementary PTO

Fordline Elementary
14775 Fordline Southgate, Mi 48195

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Membership in the FPTO is free if your are the parent or guardian of a student of Fordline Elementary School.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A MEMBER? That depends on you. You can be a member in name only or you can become an active member. We invite you to become an active participant in our student’s education by being an active member of the FPTO. Parent’s, Guardian’s, Grandparents, we need your help! Being an active member, being involved is not synonymous with being "sucked in”. The level of involvement is up to you. You can volunteer just one hour at Santa Shop or you can volunteer to chair the Spring Carnival. What ever your schedule will allow.

WHY SHOULD I BE A PARTICIPATING MEMBER? Participating through volunteering allows you to be "hands on” with your child’s education. All research indicates that when families are involved, a child is more apt to get higher grades, be more likely to graduate, and go on to college. Our children love to see us in this environment where they spend several hours a day. You get to know your child’s teacher and friends.

Participation through attendance at PTO meetings gives you a voice and children are always welcome at the meetings, which are held on the second Thursday of the month unless otherwise posted. You help decide what we do as a group. You help decide where the money should go. If you are new to Fordline, the teachers and PTO executive board are always available to answer questions and ease your transition into becoming a school family. If you are new to Fordline, we’re always happy to help wherever possible. An added bonus is that you have the opportunity to meet wonderful people who can become great friends.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP? The benefits of membership are very rewarding. You have the knowledge that, with your participation and involvement, the educational and social experiences of all students at Fordline have been greatly enhanced.

IS THERE ANOTHER LEVEL OF MEMBERSHIP? The next level of membership is to be a voting member. Discussion, ideas, and suggestions are always welcome from all members, but being an active member also gives you the opportunity to vote on how money is spent and upcoming events. The opportunity to chair committees and enjoy our kids as they enjoy the event’s you planned out.

IS THE PTO ONLY ABOUT FUNDRAISING? The Fordline Elementary PTO is more than just fundraising. Fundraising is really just a necessary evil as school budgets are requiring more and more cuts. It is our privilege that we are able to provide the supplies, equipment and activities that our school budgets can no longer cover. We are only able to do that through our Fordline families willingness to participate in our fundraisers. Meijer Rewards, Box Top for Education, Fall fundraiser and others are just some of the ways we raise money for Honor Roll, Coloring Contest, Field Trips, our annual Ice Cream Social and much more.

We are about men and women working together toward a common goal. That goal, simply stated is creating a better school and a better educational experience for our children. We strive to create an atmosphere where teachers, administrators, and support staff can do their best work - and so can our children. There’s so much more that can be done and we need your help. We look forward to seeing all that can and will be accomplished this school year when we come together, as a group and as a community to enhance and maximize the education of every child.

Thank you


Site updated on February 07, 2018