About the PTO

Together We’re Building A Bridge To The Future!

Welcome to our New Palestine Elementary PTO website!  We hope this site will help connect our parents and staff to resources and information to further enhance our children’s educational experience.

The NPE PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) is composed of dedicated parents, teachers and staff that come together to support our school. The PTO plays a major role in fundraising to benefit the children at NPE. The PTO raises about $30,000 annually to create programs for the students that are not paid for by the district.  Through the efforts of the PTO, we are able to support enrichment programs such as: Field Trips, Assemblies and Technology (computers, software, etc.).

There are many opportunities for families to get involved in our PTO.  Volunteers are the key to a successful PTO.  Join us at our next meeting or event.  You’ll find it is a rewarding way to be involved in your child’s education.  You can view our PTO Programs for an idea of the type of involvement opportunities you can find at NPE.   All of the event chairs and PTO Board Members welcome volunteers for the events and activities throughout the year.  Participation could be as easy as collating documents, sending in donated goods,  set-up or clean-up at an event, making phone calls, etc.  We hope you will join us this year!

2020-2021 PTO Executive Board

Presidents:  Michelle Ewing*, Ashlee Fort*, Darcy Porter***

Serves as chairperson(s) of the Executive Committee: participates in planning the agenda for and presides at all meetings; coordinates the work of the PTO Board and Committees in order that the objectives of the organization may be promoted, acts as a liaison to teaching staff; coordinates all activities of the PTO with the Principal; and acts as PTO spokesman following the intent of the organization.

Treasurer:  Shelly Weitekamp

Receives all monies of the organization and disburses funds as authorized by the Board; keeps an accurate and current record of receipts and reimbursement; presents a written report of account at each PTO meeting; provides information for the budget for the next school year; handles banking functions for all PTO fundraiser’s; prepares information for filing all Federal and State forms.

Secretary:  Open

Records all minutes at the PTO meetings. Presents written report of prior meeting minutes at each meeting to be approved by the PTO at the following meeting.

**Please contact npe.pto861@gmail.com with any NPE PTO related questions and it will be routed to the appropriate person for follow up.**

NPE PTO Committees and Chairs

$5 Envelope Snack Coordinator: Michelle Ewing

AmazonSmile: Darcy Porter

Back to School Night: N/A for the 2020-2021 school year

Box Tops:  Michelle Ewing

Carnival:  TBD for the 2020-2021 school year

Fall Fundraiser:  Darcy Porter & Shelly Uhl

Landscaping Coordinator: Angie Gookins

Kindergarten Round-up: Open

Kroger: Michelle Ewing

McDonald’s NPE Nights: January Butler

Mistletoe Market: N/A for the 2020-2021 school year

Movie Night: Sarah Gore & Laura Poracky

Room Parent Coordinator:  TBD for the 2020-2021 school year

Social Media: Lindsey Hercamp

Spirit Wear/Staff Shirts:  Darcy Porter

Staff’s “Favorite Things”: Shellie Warren

Sunshine Committee: Amy Scott

Teacher & Staff Appreciation:  Ashlee Fort

Technology/Website Updates: Open

Thanksgiving Pies/12 Days of Christmas: Ashlee Fort

Treat Cart: Michelle Ewing

Yearbook:  Jen Lee


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