• 2017-2018 CMES PTO Board

    Jennifer Farr, President



    Katie Schmoeckel, Vice President



    Stephanie McCabe, Vice Preisdent



    Neel Ray, Communications Director



    Jeanine Centers, Financial Manager



    Katherine Anderson, Academic Enrichment Coordinator



    Shelly Miller, Room Parent/Volunteer Coorinator



    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.




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