2016-2017 CMES PTO BOARD


Nicole Reh, President


Katie Schmoeckel, Vice President


Nikki Ferguson, Vice President


Carla Sullivan, Communications Director


Shelly Miller, Financial Manager


Stephanie McCabe, Academic Enrichment Coordinator


Jennifer Farr, Room Parent/Volunteer Coordinator



Welcome to the CMES PTO!


As a parent or guardian of a student at Coal Mountain Elementary you are

already a member of our PTO.


Our Mission


1) Develop a closer connection between school and home by

encouraging parent involvement.


2) Enhance the educational experience by supporting academic and

enrichment projects


3) Improve the environment at Coal Mountain Elementary by providing

volunteer and financial support.


Why should you become more involved?


A two-year study found that formal involvement in parent school activities, including

participating in the PTO and volunteering at school, had a stronger positive link to

student literacy skills than any other variable. Another found that when parents are

involved at school, students go further in school and the schools they go to are better.

Additional research has shown that students with involved parents have better

motivation and higher self-esteem, and they are less likely to use drugs and alcohol. The

more that parents participate, the better their children perform. Parent involvement has

important effects on schools, too. Strong parent involvement leads to better school

facilities, better teacher and staff morale, better learning programs, and more resources

overall. Happier, better-behaved kids getting better grades, scoring higher on tests, and

improving their chances to go on to higher education.The power of parent involvement

leads to schools with happier teachers, better facilities, and more resources.


How do you become more involved?


There are several opportunities to get involved in the PTO depending on your level of

interest and availability, such as special events, committees or board positions. If you

are interested in volunteering, contact any board member.



Last Modified on January 23, 2017