PTO FAQ & Administrata

PTO FAQ

Q: What is the purpose of the PTO? 
A: Hardy Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) is our school’s cooperative organization that provides enrichment to the school experience. Each Hardy family is invited to participate through involvement, providing resources, or giving financial support.

Q: What is the difference between PTA and PTO?
A: PTA is a local parent group affiliated with a state’s PTA organization and the National PTA. Our PTO is an independent parent group, a non-PTA. No national PTO exists akin to the National PTA. ​

Q: What is expected of me if I go to a PTO meeting?
A: We all sit around a big table in the library. The PTO president sends out an agenda before meeting and keeps the pace on track. You can be a spectator or participant. ​

Q: PTO meetings. Can anyone go? What happens during a PTO meeting?
A: Scheduled for the first Tuesday of each month, the executive board, teacher reps, the principal and parents meet in the school’s library fro 6:30-8:00 pm. All are welcome. All are encouraged to participate. Great place to learn about events, curriculum, issues. All Hardy parents are officially voting members. 

Stay informed!

Catch up on PTO events, volunteer ops and updates.
HARDY PTO EMAILS

Sign up for a monthly newsletter.
PTO NEWSLETTER

Facebook page: good for news, questions and answers.
PARENT FACEBOOK PAGE

Check in with the PTO meeting minutes.

Reimbursements Check Request:
Are you a PTO member who needs reimbursement for a PTO-related expense? Please fill out, print and return the Hardy PTO check request form.

(1) Print and fill out with pen. 
(2) Fill out PDF and print. 

Please leave your check request form in the PTO mailbox in the Hardy School Office. Remember to include your receipts!

Faculty Grants

Hardy PTO provides up to $200 for educational expenses for faculty. A limited number of grants are available. To apply, please complete the Grant Request Application.