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Mission

 

The Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) will support Heartland Christian Academy.  We will provide financial assistance for school needs, assist our teachers, foster a Christian family community, and encourage our students to learn, grow in faith, and take pride in our school.  We will create a fun environment where every member is accepted, loved and valued.  We will walk in a spirit of service, humility and gratitude; giving thanks for everything given to our school.  We will work in harmony with the leadership of Heartland Christian Academy and support their vision and plans for our school. We will endeavor to glorify Christ Jesus in all we do.

Organizational Structure

PTO works in harmony with Heartland leadership, but it is separate from it with its own organizational structure.  We will walk in a spirit of unity and humility, and will seek Principal approval for efforts that impact the or reflect on the school.  

 

At all times, the PTO operates within the guidance of the Heartland Statement of Faith.  

 

PTO members include all parents who want to participate and volunteer in PTO activities.

 

For 2021 because PTO is in start-up phase, the PTO Coordinator(s) will recruit parents who understand the mission and vision of the PTO and are interested in serving on the PTO Leadership Team. 

Join a Team!

Fundraising

Lead: Nicole Nordvik

The Fundraising team is vital to Heartland and takes highest priority for PTO.  They work closely with the PTO, the principal, and Heartland staff.  They schedule fundraisers throughout the year to raise additional funds for the school. They reach out to the greater community for support. Each year, the team will meet in August to plan and schedule fundraisers for the coming year.  Leads will be assigned for each fundraiser.  The team will meet regularly to assess the needs of the school and to plan fundraising projects. 

Events & Fun

Lead: Open

  • The fun-makers and connection-creators who build community and provide opportunities for families to connect 

  • Annual events: Christmas program, end-of-year picnic, graduation, other? 

  • Teacher appreciation week

  • Family fun events – casual events to help families connect

Promotions & Gratitude

Lead: Sarah Hokuf

Promoting our school and our PTO is vital to our efforts.  We want to walk in a spirit of gratitude - thanking others and thanking God for His good and perfect gifts.  This team will:

  • Promote PTO efforts on social media and other platforms in a positive, God-honoring light

  • Make fliers and signs for PTO events

  • Ensure that donors and volunteers are shown appreciation wherever appropriate – social media, other media, and/or hand-written thank you notes.

Exploratory Days

The school is in charge of these.

Monthly out-of-the-classroom experiences for students focusing on science, physical activity, the arts and service. 

  • Work closely with the principal to schedule activities inline with Heartland curriculum 

  • Work with teacher(s) and scheduling activities each month

  • Work with secretary on logistics for each exploratory day

  • Assist in signing up volunteers / chaperones for exploratory days

Ministry, Outreach and Compassion

Lead: open

  • Demonstrate the love of Christ within our Heartland family and to the greater-community

  • Compassion for Heartland families/teachers in need

  • Hold prayer meetings to pray for Heartland

  • Support student outreach endeavors– such as community clean-up, visits to nursing homes, cards for elderly/homeless, etc.

  • Spread the gospel

Leadership Team

See above for open positions.

Secretary:

Currently a rotating position each month. Organize PTO information, send out communication, write meeting agendas, take notes and distribute to members.