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Parent-Teacher Organization at Glendale Elementary School

  • Nashville, TN
  • www.glendalees.mnps.org/Page12616.aspx

Mission Statement

To encourage home, family, and community participation in the lives of the school and its students, faculty and staff through volunteer activities; to encourage the donation of time and services to prepare students to become life-long learners and responsible citizens; and to provide an emphasis on Spanish language and culture so that students will meet academic standards, celebrate diversity, and contribute to our global society.

Main Programs

  1. Educational Collaboration
  2. Family Programming
  3. Fundraising

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Service Areas

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Tennessee

Glendale Spanish Immersion Elementary School has recently become a Design Magnet Center in the Metro Nashville Public School System. This allows us to open our school to any child in our community through the magnet lottery with preference given to families who live near our school including Edgehill to Green Hills to Oak Hill.

ruling year

2005

Principal Officer since 2010

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Mark & Stephanie Bixler

Keywords

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DAVIDSON MNPS Art Spanish Zoned school

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EIN

84-1657366

 Number

0237820660

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

nt & Teacher Groups (Ear)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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Since its founding in 2004, the GES PTO has created ways for parents to be more involved in their children’s education. Additionally, the PTO has raised thousands of dollars of extra funds to purchase books for our reading program, library books, Spanish education materials, musical instruments, and computers. Additionally, money has been raised to place artists in the classroom for projects with the students, send students on field trips, to build a butterfly garden, and bring original and stimulating programs to our school. The PTO has provided opportunities for parents to get to know one another, as well as a way for parents and teachers to be closer to one another. The PTO has become a place for many of the parents to use their passions to perform good deeds for the community: cleaning up our school grounds, working with schools that are less financially well-off as ours, implementing healthier eating and exercise choices for our students, tutoring, and many, many more. With limited funds, public schools have to continually find other monies to fund their programs. GES is even more unique, because it has a Spanish Immersion option, but with no additional funds set aside to support it. The PTO has been a major source of funds for the purchasing of textbooks, supplies, and other needed materials for this wonderful part of our school. We encourage all parents to join if they are able. If finances are a challenge, we encourage them to be involved in any way they can. We are grateful to be part of such a strong, intelligent, and unique community of parents, teachers and staff, and of course, our precious children.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Educational Collaboration

The PTO helps obtain materials and equipment for school-wide use and provides funds for all teachers to supply their individual classrooms. We also support the school with our Tutors At Glendale (TAG) program, a Spanish Immersion Outreach committee which seeks to develop and maintain relationships with Nashville’s Hispanic community and promote celebration of Hispanic holidays within the school, our Healthy Choices Healthy Minds group which supports our organic garden, provides activism for healthy food options in the school, maintains our Kids’ Music City Marathon team, offers recycling for teachers throughout the school, and educates students about their relationship to the world around them, and our Artist Partners Program, which pairs local artists with Glendale students to create collaborative works of art.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

Program 2

Family Programming

The PTO is about developing the Glendale “family” and our relationship to our community. We have several events promoting unity and a cooperative spirit, including our Back to School Picnic, a Kindergarten Popsicle Party, an Ice Cream Social, a Tissues and Tears First Day of School event for Parents, a Thanksgiving Potluck dinner, an active Landscaping and Grounds committee, and an End of Year Carnival. Glendale also contributes back to the community through its Glendale Gives program. Last year’s events included a soccer shoes drive for Honduran children, and a winter coats and clothes collection.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Single Parents

Adults

Budget

Program 3

Fundraising

Our PTO is responsible for raising over $80,000 to supplement the school’s programs and teachers’ needs. Some examples of these FUNdraiser events include: our annual Invest in Your Child campaign and the Grandparents’ Tea; our fall Glendale Get Down concert where local musicians play a private concert to benefit Glendale's music program; our Original Works program where students make their own original works of art to benefit our art program; our Winter Arts Bazaar which supports our fine art program; the Glendale Blend coffee sale; our unique PENCIL partnerships with Tennessee Foreign Language Institute, Glendale United Methodist Church and Coldwater Creek; the Glendale Gallop where students get sponsors to support their running laps in an annual field day event that directly benefits the PE department; and our annual spring Glendale Gala and Auction, which includes a silent/live auction.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Adults

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Tennessee

Glendale Spanish Immersion Elementary School has recently become a Design Magnet Center in the Metro Nashville Public School System. This allows us to open our school to any child in our community through the magnet lottery with preference given to families who live near our school including Edgehill to Green Hills to Oak Hill.

Funding Needs

Because the needs of a school are constant, Glendale PTO is always in need of parent involvement and financial support. We continually strive to find new and original ways for each of our parents to be involved in our organization. Because the PTO does not have any paid staff, it will always be a challenge to find individuals that have the time and energy to dedicate. We have been blessed by, and continue to enjoy, the talented parents who give so much of their time.

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Parent-Teacher Organization at Glendale Elementary School

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Principal Officer

Mark & Stephanie Bixler

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"Because the Glendale PTO is entirely a volunteer-run organization, we do not have an executive director. Please read our co-presidents' statement."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ms. Stephanie Bixler

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Term: July 2009 - June 2010

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