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.
We urge all parents and staff to become active in the PTO's work by joining one of our committees, serving as a room parent, or volunteering for a special event!
The work of the PTO takes place in our committees. Active committees for 2019/2020 include Advocacy, Classroom Parents, Communications, and Enrichment & Activities.
Room Parents work closely with our elementary school teachers to enrich our children’s experiences, support the work of the faculty, and build community among the families in their class. If you enjoy hands-on work with kids and teachers, we strongly encourage you to register as a Room Parent!
This year the PTO will be collaborating with the school district to offer themed enrichment activities at Saturday Academy. Saturday Academy was launched in Nov. 2018 as part of the District’s community schools initiative and features community partners, workshops, guest speakers, crafts, free resources and more!
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 are held in the Administration Building at 1031 Elm Street. Supervised activities for children and live Spanish translation are always provided.
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