Parent Teacher Organization
PTO plays a key role in promoting parental involvement in their child’s schooling, building relationships, and bringing the community together for the betterment of the students’ educational experience at ASM. The organization is an example of ASM’s commitment to involve all stakeholders in the school and to enable each and every one of us to contribute to the development of our institution. The PTO is open to all ASM parents. To become a member, please contact one of the PTO members for more information.
The PTO is made up of the following members:
Event Coordinator/ Coordinateur des activités sociales
Lower School Representative
Repésentant de l’école primaire
Middle School Representative
Repésentant du niveau Collège
Aisha Qureshi Bensaoud
Upper School Representative
Repésentant de l’école secondaire
Please check this page later for more information on PTO activities and upcoming events.
What is the purpose of ASM’s American-style Parent Teacher Organization?
Since 1897, the Parent Teacher Organization has been a tradition in American schools. Evolving to meet school’s needs, American-style PTOs are a proven way for parents to be involved in school activities that benefit both students and teachers. The tradition includes parents and teachers collaborating to meet the needs of children, as a supplement to the school’s efforts. The purpose of ASM’s American-style Parent Teacher Organization is for parents and teachers to work together to support our children.
Why should you as a teacher or parent want to participate in ASM’s American-style Parent Teacher Organization?
By participating in ASM’s American-style parent Teacher Organization you will have an opportunity to better our children’s life at school and play a role in their educational experience. You will be able to build relationships with other parents and teachers, foster community, and build bridges between the many cultures represented at ASM.
What are examples of tasks that ASM’s American-style Parent Teacher Organization performs?
ASM’s American-style parent Teacher Organization performs tasks including but not limited to:
- Fundraise for special projects or needs that benefit kids
- Build Community and Organize Events (Book Week, International Fairs, Career Fairs, Science Fairs, Sports Days, Bake Sales, etc.)
- Promote cultural integration and understanding
- Create Orientation/Mentorship programs for new families and teachers
- Volunteer (chaperones for field trips, in-class assistants, extra curricular program assistants, event volunteers)
- Form “Clubs” to support extracurricular programs (Sports, Theatre, Music, Model U.N., Dance, ect.)
- Assist with Communications (weekly news letters, student accomplishments)
- Sponsor Teacher appreciation efforts
- Transportation (carpool coordination)
- Serve as ambassadors for ASM
- Have Fun!
What are examples of tasks that ASM’s American-style Parent Teacher Organization does not perform?
ASM’s American-style parent Teacher Organization is not involved with operating ASM. American-style PTO does not get involved in academics/curriculum, administration, hiring, teacher and staff evaluations, discipline policy, or financial/budget allocation decisions.
Am I required to commit a large portion of my time and energy towards ASM’s American-style Parent Teacher Organization?
You may spend as much or as little time and energy in ASM’s American-style parent Teacher Organization as you like. We realize that everyone has different schedules and only some will be able to take on leadership roles. However, even volunteering just a couple hours at a school event or fundraising project will greatly benefit ASM and its community of parents, teachers, and students.
Who can participate in ASM’s American-style Parent Teacher Organization?
All parents, faculty, and staff are welcome and encouraged to participate in ASM’s American-style parent Teacher Organization. A select group of high school students are also invited to participate.
Is ASM’s American-style Parent Teacher Organization a separate entity from ASM?
No, ASM’s American-style parent Teacher Organization is a part of ASM and works directly with the ASM headmaster and teachers.
What defines success for ASM’s American-Style Parent Teacher Organization?
When our kids have more resources and opportunities owing to collaboration between parents and teachers and a sense of community around ASM.