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Houghton Elementary PTO

The PTO coordinates school fundraising so our students do not have to fundraise individually.

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Our Mission

To strengthen our children's education and development through the collaborative efforts of parents, teachers and administration.

Our Main Events & Fundraisers

  •  Spirit Wear Sales

  •  Fall and/or Spring Dance

  • Scholastic Book Fair

  • Restaurant Give Back Nights

  • Track Friday Family Fitness Night

  • Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week

Where do our funds go?

  •  Field trips

  •  New books

  • Technology

  • Playground and Gym Equipment

  • Framing for student art

  • Graduation banners

Your Houghton Elementary PTO needs YOU! How can you help?

  •  Attend PTO meetings the third Tuesday of each month (5:30-6:30 PM) in the school library (childcare is provided in the gym).

  •  Volunteer to provide help at an event.

  • Donate items or food for school events.

  • Participate with your family in our events.

  • Be a member of the committees that organize events.

  • Stand a term in one of five executive positions (President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, or Publicity) or chair a committee.

For Teachers

Board of Directors

Nancy Verive, President
nn_verive@yahoo.com

Jen Wall, Vice-President
jlwall@mtu.edu

OPEN, Treasurer

Amber Vankarsen, Secretary
amber.vankarsen@hotmail.com

Kim Matson, Promotion Co-Chair
kmatson@houghton.k12.mi.us

J.R. Repp, Promotion Co-Chair
kmatson@houghton.k12.mi.us

PTO ByLaws (PDF)

2018-19 Houghton Elementary PTO Meeting Schedule

New faces are always welcome at PTO meetings!

5:30-6:30pm in the school library the third Tuesday of each month (excluding December)

  • September 18, 2018

  • October 16, 2018

  • November 20, 2018

  • January 15, 2019

  • February 19, 2019

  • March 19, 2019

  • April 16, 2019

  • May 21, 2019

Note: Agendas are shared via List Serve prior to the meetings.