Let’s Help Our School

In order to run our exciting programs every year we need parent participation. There are many ways to become an active PTO member and we would like to help you to become one. Here are a few ideas:

  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. Start all your AMAZON purchases on the PTO website
  4. Take a few minutes to learn about our other partners: Target, Box Tops and Stop & Shop
  5. Attend a PTO meeting. If you can’t, stay in the loop by reading the Meeting Minutes
  6. If attending a meeting is challenging, write us an email with your concerns and ideas
  7. Fill out every year our Parent Survey so we can get to know you and your family better
  8. Be informed of what is happening at Thompson by reading our weekly newsletter
  9. Share community events that could interest Thompson parents by publishing them in our weekly electronic newsletter. Email content to thompsonptoevents@gmail.com
  10. Subscribe to our google calendar and be up to date with our events
  11. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter
  12. Become a room parent. Each classroom at Thompson has one or two room parents, who serve as a liaison between the teacher and the other parents in the classroom
  13. Chaperone a field trip
  14. Volunteer to help teachers with other curriculum-driven activities in the classroom
  15. Spend an hour of your time at school making copies
  16. Can’t come to school to volunteer? Bake a treat for our occasional bake sale or help with our marketing campaigns.
  17. Volunteer your time to help during one of our popular community events by checking regularly our Sign-up Genius list of volunteering opportunities.
  18. If you have volunteered and are ready for more commitment, become a committee member and be part of the planning of one of our events