The PTO focuses on building school community, by helping people to direct their energy and resources to support the school. The school has a seven-year cycle (kindergarten through 6th grade), and we rely on new families to participate in activities as current families move on from the school. The PTO is all of us, every parent and teacher, working together to provide a great learning environment for the students.

Every Campus School parent, guardian, and teacher is considered a member of the PTO.

The PTO supports SCCS in several ways:

  • Support at the classroom and schoolwide level is provided through the Class Representative system. Class reps are parents who volunteer to work with their child’s classroom teacher to help organize and facilitate parent participation in classroom activities and schoolwide events.
  • At the school wide level, the PTO sponsors Activities and Events, such as the annual book fair, skating parties, merchandise sales, and speakers, that focus on building community, some of which are fundraisers.
  • The Advancement Committee organizes an annual appeal.  This is the sole source of income that enables the PTO to support financial aid, educational enrichment programs, and professional development for teachers.


Who attends PTO meetings:

  • Co-chairs, Treasurer, Secretary, Class Rep Coordinator
  • Current parents and guardians
  • Class Reps and committee chairs are urged to attend when possible.
  • Representatives from the Campus School faculty and administration

PTO Committees, Events, and Programs:

  • PTO Executive Committee - Ongoing
  • Class Representatives- Ongoing
  • Book Fair Committee  – Fall
  • Advancement Committee - Fall Annual Appeal and Spring Phonathon
  • Grandparents, Special Elders Day - Spring
  • Green Team Committee  - Ongoing
  • Merchandising Committee  - Ongoing
  • New Family Welcoming Committee - Ongoing
  • Original Art – Fall
  • Ski Program  - Winter
  • Staff Appreciation Luncheon  – Spring
  • Folk Dance and Art Night Committee - Winter

For current PTO activities.

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Open House on January 23, 2016 from 9:30 to 11:00 AM. All prospective students and their families are welcome! Come explore classrooms, see what our students are learning, and meet teachers, administrators and current parents. For more information - click here

Frontline Design: Campus School Teachers Help Shape New Care Curriculum:
 Read this article written by Barbara Solow, the associate director of Smith College Media Relations. She chronicles how a core group of our faculty have worked on developing a curriculum focused on the qualities described by Dan Goleman in his lecture last week as being critical to education: compassion, attention, self-regulation, and empathy. Click here for more.


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