Dear Titan Family,
Welcome to OTMS! I am excited to be serving as PTO president for the 2020-21 school year. As you probably know, research shows that parental involvement plays a crucial role in the success of a school, and it improves the academic experience of your children. With that in mind, we’d like to encourage you to join the PTO to find out ways you can support our school. By joining the PTO, you will get to meet other parents in our Titan community, learn about ways you can be involved in your children’s education, and find out about upcoming events and important announcements.
The Old Town PTO is made up of parents, teachers and administrators dedicated to:
● supporting our students, teachers and staff
● raising money to enhance our school; provide additional educational opportunities for our students; show our appreciation to our amazing teachers, administrators and staff members; and provide rewards or incentives for academic excellence and good behavior
● spreading positive publicity about our school and the Ridgeland zone
● spearheading PTO events
● providing volunteer support where needed
When you join the PTO for $10, you will be added to our volunteer database and our PTO email list so you can receive newsletters that will help you stay updated with all that’s going on at Old Town. Additional benefits of joining the PTO include being able to get your students’ schedule a week before school starts at a designated PTO membership drive, as well as receiving a discount on PTO t-shirts.
In the past, we have needed volunteers for several activities and events throughout the school year, including homecoming, two dances, teacher appreciation lunches, fundraisers, PBIS parties and events such as Holiday Havoc, Sock Hop and Field Day, however, since our new norm, dealing with the Pandemic of Covid-19, we will have to restructure our activities. Please be on the lookout for more details in the weeks and months to come.
We hope you’ll LIKE our PTO Facebook page to see the latest announcements, news and photos, and you can join our Remind 101 text message system by texting @OTMS (in the body of the text message) to 81010.
We’re looking forward to another wonderful year! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
OTMS PTO President