Our Parent Teacher Organization
The best schools enjoy a healthy partnership between teachers and parents, and at Lincoln we know the value of having an active and involved parent body. From organizing and promoting community events to welcoming new international families and teachers to Ghana, our Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) plays a vital role in school life.
The LCS PTO initiates, develops, and strengthens strong parent-teacher and parent-school partnerships by:
Since getting to know each other is the first step in forging a strong working relationship, the PTO hosts plenty of events where families can connect informally with teachers, with school administrators, and with each other. A yearly Welcome Brunch helps new families meet established ones, and the Family Picnic and School Bazaar give both students and parents opportunities to cement relationships by having fun together. Through the bazaar and an annual International Day we also extend our family circle to invite members of the larger community - such as foreign country ambassadors and local government ministers - to an exciting on-campus event. Other functions, such as Teacher Appreciation Day and the PTO's bi-weekly meetings at NPAT, encourage the kind of day-to-day interaction that makes for a healthy sense of togetherness.
At a people-centered school like Lincoln, our most valuable resources are each other. That's why PTO volunteers
are so highly valued, and we work hard to make the most out of the gifts our parents bring. Have a knack for organization? Consider volunteering for an event committee. Love to read with elementary school students? Help out as a library aide. From opening their homes to visiting students during an athletics tournament to taking publicity photographs during a middle school musical, our wealth of parent involvement is the greatest asset the PTO brings to Lincoln. Beyond volunteering, we also raise funds from annual events that we allocate to school projects that will enhance education and strengthen community.
Good communication is key to making any relationship work. The LCS PTO strives to keep clear lines of contact open between parents, administration, and teachers during the ups and downs of the school year. Once a month, "PTO Breakfast Forums", bring parents together for themed informational meetings, and keep them updated on school happenings. Designated parents also serve as points of contact for classroom teachers and other school personnel when they need to reach out to families with important messages or urgent requests.
Encouraging parental involvement
Knowing that students do markedly better when their parents and families are closely involved with the school experience, the LCS PTO encourages parents to become an active part of their child's education. Our outreach events seek to draw all parents in and give them a personal connection to the school, improving their understanding of Lincoln's educational philosophy and increasing opportunities for successful parent-child learning experiences.
The LCS PTO is guided by a Twelve-member Executive Committee, with a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Secondary School Coordinator, Middle School Coordinator and Assistant, Elementary School Coordinator and Assistant, and Early Childhood Center Coordinator and Assistant, elected annually to serve for one school year. We work closely with the Head of School, the elementary, middle school and secondary school principals, the athletics department, and other administrators and offices to make sure our work carries maximum benefit for the school community.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit our Parent and PTO News page to learn about past and present PTO activities.