PTO

Jewel Middle School Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) supports our students and staff through volunteering and fundraising. Our members are parents, grandparents, staff, and friends of Jewel Middle School. Jewel PTO is a 501(c)(3) organization; donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. 

We meet the second Monday of the month. We'd love to see you at a meeting.

Contact us!
jewelpto@gmail.com

 

Jewel PTO Makes Everything Better!

Jewel PTO supports many events throughout the school year and purchases many items for our children's school.  

We invest in Jewel Middle School:

  • Language Lab Partitions
  • LMC Sunroom Furniture & Flooring
  • Rock Climbing Wall
  • Karaoke Machine

 We invest in School District 129 and our communities by supporting:

  • Communities in Schools of Aurora - supplies low-income children with school supplies
  • West Aurora Middle School Band Boosters
  • West Aurora Parent Organizations Scholarship - scholarships awarded annually to graduating WAHS seniors

How can you help Jewel Middle School?

Become a member. It's one of our core fundraising efforts. There's no requirement to volunteer, ever. By joining and sharing your email address, you will receive regular communications regarding PTO events and activities. It's your choice whether to volunteer or donate.

Research shows the more you become involved in your child's school, the better your child will do in school. Joining Jewel PTO is the first step toward helping your child succeed. Membership forms can be turned in to the Jewel office at any time in an envelope marked: Jewel PTO

Here is How You Can Help

Become a Member
Membership makes up nearly 10% of our annual income. 

Donate Items
Hospitality, Friday Fun Nights, and Halloween Bash in particular depend on food and drink donations. 

Volunteer at an Event
Friday Fun Night is our largest fundraiser. We need adult chaperones to keep these events safe and secure for our young guests. Halloween Bash is another volunteer opportunity. 


Join or Chair a Committee. 
Concessions - Organizes food and drink for PTO events; enlists donations and volunteer support.

Friday Fun Night - Organizes events for elementary school 4th and 5th graders.

Facebook - Oversees Jewel PTO Facebook page; sends updates to followers to promote PTO events.

Halloween Bash - Organizes fall event for Jewel students.

Hospitality - Organizes staff breakfasts, luncheons and staff appreciation week activities.

March Madness - Coordinates PTO portion of spring sport tournament.

Nominating - Solicits and presents the slate of officers for vote for the next calendar year.

Restaurant Events - Oversees restaurant fundraisers, including selection of suppliers and promotion.

Spiritwear - Assembles clothing items and takes orders; also oversees sales of older stock.

SCAC Representative - Nominated by Dr. Scalia to serve on the Superintendent's Advisory Committee. Attends monthly Board of Education meetings.

Website - Oversees and updates the Jewel PTO website: www.jewelpto.org; maintains ownership of url.

Audit Committee - Meets during the summer to audit the PTO's books and procedures.

Bylaws Committee - Reviews and makes recommendations for bylaw updates.

Volunteer to be an Officer.
President - Lead meetings, develop meeting agendas, meet regularly with principal, ensure Board completes obligations in timely manner.

Vice President - Assume president duties in their absence, coordinate committee work, oversee membership.

Secretary - Complete meeting minutes, disseminate to membership, maintain PTO meeting minutes at central location for seven years minimum.

Treasurer - Secure funds and financial records, write and sign all checks and vouchers with required two signatures (including cash advances), develop budget and treasurer reports for meetings, provide records for audit, file state annual report and IRS 990-N tax form, update state tax certificate, maintain financial records for seven years minimum.

2019-2020 Upcoming Meetings

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Meet PTO Board Members

Name Position Email
Kathy Evans  President briandkathy@yahoo.com
 Jennifer Dosch  Vice President jennifer_dosch@yahoo.com
 Laura Wand  Secretary lnjwand@hotmail.com
 Jennifer Obrochta  Treasurer

jobrochta17@sbcglobal.net  

Committee Members

Name Position Email
Kathy Evans  Friday Fun Night briandkathy@yahoo.com
   Halloween Bash  
  Nominating  
  Restaurant Events

  

Laura Wand  Social Media lnjwand@hotmail.com
Jenny Obrochta  Spiritwear jobrochta@sbcglobal.net
Penny Bantz SCAC Representative  
Ken Stone Website

kstone11330@sbcglobal.net

Jennifer Dosch  Bylaws jennifer_dosch@yahoo.com
   Concessions