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No forms to fill out. No dues to pay.

Be a part of the Caldwell Parent Teacher Organization for a driver-seat experience at your child's school. 

To be a member, all you have to do is show up! Join a committee, attend a PTO meeting, volunteer for an event.

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Have a voice in what goes on at your child's school

Help raise funds to send kids on field trips, supply classrooms with educational materials & extras like flexible seating, and spoil our teachers with goodies

Meet and form bonds with other Caldwell families

Get to know your teachers and administration better

Show your child how much you value their education

Demonstrate our dedication and appreciation for the Dual Language Program

Be a voice to the MISD school board for Caldwell's needs and successes


Executive Board

President - Kristen Harris

Leads all PTO general and board meetings; acts as the parent and community liaison; partners with Principal and Asst Principal to coordinate activities and meet funding needs. Coordinates the work of all the officers and committees so that the purpose of the organization is served.

Vice President - Melissa Everett

Supports President at meetings and in communication, drives marketing efforts, stands in when President not available, creates yearbook. Oversees environmental and event committees and FUMC liaison. 

Secretary - Kristen Periera

Maintains a record of all PTO general and board meetings, assists VP with yearbook creation, create monthly e-newsletter, maintains bulletin board, check & respond to PTO email. Oversees BoxTops, Bilingual, Technology committees.

Treasurer - Melissa Knoernschild

Maintains an accurate accounting of all PTO funds; collects and

disburses payment for all PTO functions; collects information for and submits documentation to governing entities as necessary. Oversees Sponsorships, spiritwear, and school supplies committees.


Volunteer Coordinator - Nicole Valentine

Generates a list of volunteers willing to assist during PTO events; coordinates volunteers for events; maintains contact with volunteers throughout the year. Oversees Room Parent, LLI Program Coordinator, and Teacher Appreciation.

Committees & Leads

Room Parents. Leads: Megan Byrd-York & Joni Pearson

Leads recruit & lead all room parents; communicates information from PTO board to Room Parents, works to get contact information from parents. Room parents communicate information to parents within assigned classroom, partners with teacher to plan classroom events, supports room parent lead to gather parent contact information  Be a Room Parent >

Teacher Appreciation. Leads: Megan Byrd-York & Colandra Ashley

Leads head up committee of volunteers & organizes teacher appreciation events throughout the year. Committee members support the leads in planning, creating crafts, and volunteering at teacher appreciation events, Volunteer to help>

Sponsorships. Lead: Allison Monroe

Call on local business for sponsorships and special events like spirit nights, communicate to and with committee members, follow up on documentation needed for donors. Committee supports lead in calling on business for sponsorships; follows up with sponsors, write thank you notes to donors. Join the committee>

Community Outreach. Lead: Toni Prate

Shares and distributes important information about the PTO to the external community, as well as topics of concern that inform and invite action. Join the committee>

After School Programs. Lead: Nicole Valentine

Facilitate enriching after school programs for all students. Coordinate activities with school administration and district requirements. Parents needed to lead/host clubs or activities, or supervise students. Volunteer to help>

PTO Events. Leads: Sarah Rouse & Shannon Elliott

Organizes and runs school events, including the Fall Carnival, movie nights, Cocoa & Carols, open gyms, and more! Volunteer to help>

Sweetheart Dance. Lead: Colandra Ashley

Responsible for planning, decorating, and marketing this fun and successful spring event. Volunteer to help>

FUMC Liaison: Kristen Periera

Supports and communicates with our partners at First United Methodist Church

BoxTops & Grocery Program Coordinator: Wendy Lamar

Develops a program to increase BoxTop collections and submits BoxTops on a monthly basis; coordinates grocery store programs

Technology Coordinator: Volunteer Needed

Maintains & administers the PTO website, Facebook page, and Remind communications.

Bilingual Committee. Lead: Volunteer Needed

Assist PTO Board with translations for flyers, newsletters, other written communication

Spiritwear Coordinator: Sarah Rouse & Shannon Elliott

Create design ideas for T-shirts, maintain sales history, conduct price research & place orders with suppliers, create order forms, collect & deliver orders to Caldwell families. 

Yearbook Committee. Lead: Volunteer Needed

Assists Board Secretary with creation of yearbook. May take pictures at school events, gathers parent & teacher photos for yearbook use, assembles/arranges layout/pages, coordinates marketing efforts for sale of yearbook, assists in distribution. (Most of the effort is Feb-May)


What is a Board Member?

Article VI. Section 2 of our Bylows state: "The duties of the Executive Board shall be to transact business between meetings in preparation for the general meeting, create standing rules and policies, create standing and temporary committees, prepare and submit a budget to the membership, approve routine bills, and prepare reports and recommendations to the membership."