We are a diverse and inclusive group of parents and teachers, working to build an exceptional school community for the benefit of all district children. Our PTO operates as a district-wide organization, serving every school in Peekskill, from preK through high school.
We coordinate class parents, organize enrichment activities, volunteer in our schools, raise money to support the school district, advocate for a quality education for every child, and enhance communication between schools and parents. We encourage all parents and staff to get involved in the work of the PTO!
How to Get Involved
If your child is enrolled in any Peekskill public school, you are automatically a member of the PTO. If you are a Peekskill City School District teacher, aide, or administrator, you are also a member. No dues are required.
Since our committees cannot meet in person this year, we will be streamlining our work for 2020/2021. We will focus our efforts on advocating for school funding, online fundraising, and building community in the current environment. If you would like to participate in our work, please email one of our committee chairs or officers.
Our Saturday Academy enrichment programming is temporarily paused during the COVID-19 Pandemic. No in-person events are currently scheduled for Fall of 2020. Please visit the district's website for info on virtual Saturday Academy events.
Attending a general PTO meeting is a great way to meet other parents, get to know building staff, and find out about all the great happenings in our school district. General meetings will be held online until further notice.
PTO Executive Board
The PTO Executive Board includes our four officers, all committee chairs and parent liaisons, as well as representatives from the Board of Education, Peekskill Education Foundation, and SEPTO. Our Executive Board meets approximately every two months.
The Peekskill City School District Parent-Teacher Organization is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
Our mission is to:
- Build bridges between teachers, families and the community
- Enhance cultural enrichment, environmental, social and project-based opportunities above & beyond classroom academics
- Advocate for a quality education for every child