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.
1) Develop a closer connection between school and home by
encouraging parent involvement.
2) Enhance the educational experience by supporting academic and
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.