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.
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
President - Melissa Knoernschild
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 - Priscila Cuervo
Supports President at meetings and in communication, drives marketing efforts, stands in when President not available. Oversees Technology & Communications Committee.
Secretary - Jennie Samuell
Maintains a record of all PTO general and board meetings, creates agenda for meetings, maintains bulletin board. Oversees Bilingual Committee.
Treasurer - Anneliese Griego
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 Coordinators - Miriam Christman and Kristen Pereira
Generate 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.
Committee Chairs & Leads
Class Helpers (FKA "Room Parents") Chair: Jazminda Ryan
Leads recruit & lead all class helpers; communicates information from PTO board to class helpers, works to get contact information from helpers. Class helpers communicate information to parents within assigned classroom, partners with teacher to plan classroom events, supports class helpers lead to gather parent contact information Be a Class Helper>
Teacher Appreciation Co-Chairs: Megan Byrd & Diana Skowronski
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 Co-Chairs: Allison Monroe & Paige Dungan
Call on local businesses 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, writes thank-you notes to donors. Join the committee>
Community Outreach Lead: Haley Heinrich
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>
School Programs Lead:
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>
Technology and Communications Chair: Kate Tucker
Maintains & administers the PTO website, Facebook page, and Remind communications. Builds and sends monthly newsletter.
PTO Events Lead: Colandra Ashley
Organizes and runs school events, including the Fall Carnival, movie nights, Cocoa & Carols, open gyms, spring dance, and more! Volunteer to help>
FUMC Liaison: Kristen Periera
Supports and communicates with our partners at First United Methodist Church
Bilingual Committee Leads: Joaquin Baez and Miriam Christman
Assist PTO Board with translations for flyers, newsletters, and other written communication
Spiritwear Coordinator: Kristen Harris
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: Kristen Harris
Assists Board Secretary with the 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 the yearbook, and 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."