Lend a Hand

To run our exciting programs every year, we need parent participation. There are many ways to become an active PTO member, and we’d like to help you do so! Here are a few ideas:

Keep In Touch

  1. Attend a PTO meeting. If you can’t, stay in the loop by reading the meeting minutes (shared following each meeting).
  2. If attending a meeting is challenging, write us an email with your thoughts and ideas.
  3. Be informed about what’s happening at Thompson by reading our weekly newsletter.
  4. Share community events that could interest Thompson parents by publishing them in our weekly electronic newsletter. Email content to thompsonptoevents@gmail.com.
  5. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


  1. Become a room representative. Each classroom at Thompson has one or two room representatives who serve as a liaison between the teacher and the other parents in the classroom.
  2. Volunteer your time to help during one of our popular community events by reaching out to the PTO Volunteer Coordinator (pto@thompsonschoolpto.org), filling out your interest on our Volunteer Form, or watching for Sign-Up Genius emails during event planning.
  3. Chaperone a field trip.
  4. If you are ready for even more commitment, become a committee member and help plan one of our events!

Help Fundraise

  1. Make a financial contribution to the annual Direct Donation Drive.
  2. Buy the Arlington Community Card and sell a few more to friends and neighbors.
  3. Take a few minutes to learn about our other fundraising partners: Box Tops and Maxima Gift Center.