Your Parent-Teacher Organization
The Koelsch PTO includes all parents and school staff members.
Anyone with an interest in our school or our students can attend PTO meetings.
Our mission is to give any parent or interested adult the opportunity to improve our school. The group organizes an annual carnival, an election day bake sale, and other activities to raise money to be used entirely for the improvement of Koelsch School. In past years money raised by the PTO has purchased document cameras, smart boards, playground equipment, tables and benches, and provided field trip money to classes. You can help decide how this year's funds will be spent by attending PTO meetings and letting the group know what you think is important to our school.
2014-2015 PTO Board:
President-- Lisa Reed
1st Vice President (Fundraising)--Jeana Elliott
Volunteer Committee Chair--Jessica Perry
Boxtops Chair--Jeanette Slichter
School Reps.--Jessica Spurgeon/ Ken Pahlas
To contact any PTO board member, call the school at 854-5300.
Classroom Technology: The PTO has decided to put more hand held-technology in Koelsch classrooms. The tentative plan is to buy 2 devices for each classroom.
Please attend any regular monthly PTO meeting, and volunteer in any way you can. The time you spend on Koelsch's behalf in the school, at home, and in the community will help make our school a great one, and our students the strongest! PTO Meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of the month from 5:30-6:30pm in the Koelsch Library (unless otherwise posted).
Boise School District Volunteer Guidelines:
Every volunteer, parent, Parent In Education participant, classroom guest or speaker, must sign in and out and be issued a visitor/volunteer pass. When signing in, a volunteer must indicate where in the school they will be working. (If you notice someone in the hallway without a badge, please don’t hesitate to ask if they need some help and escort them to the office for assistance.)
Unless given individual permission by school staff, a volunteer may not be in any area of the school other than those set aside for volunteers or indicated in the sign-in log.
At no time may a teacher leave a volunteer in charge or alone with a class.
At no time may a teacher leave a volunteer alone with a student or group of students out of the immediate sight of a school staff member.
Tutoring and mentoring may be done in the hall, back of the classroom, or library, but not an isolated area away from district employees.
How Volunteers Can Help
Volunteers may do the following:
Tutor in academic subjects.
Assist with reading, language and math development skills.
Assist in science, social studies, arts, crafts, music, drama or physical education projects.
Assist with library and resource center tasks.
Assist in preparation of instructional materials and displays.
Assist with general classroom projects.
One time only requested curriculum enhancement presentation.
Volunteers cannot do the following:
Diagnose student needs.
Design or implement instructional programs.
Present lesson plans.
Evaluate student progress and achievement.
Assume the responsibilities of a counselor.
Grade papers and/or be aware of students’ marks and grades.