Welcome to Hilliard Horizon’s PTO
Hilliard Horizon Elementary School’s PTO is a very active and successful non-profit, volunteer organization comprised of all parents/guardians, teachers, and staff of Horizon students. The goal of PTO is to enhance the already rich educational, social, and cultural experience for all of our students. Our budget supports many student and family activities held throughout the year, including the Family Fall Fun Night, Field Day, Cookies and Cocoa with Santa, Muffins for Moms, and Donuts with Dad for starters! You can see a full calendar of events here.
We also supplement Horizon’s academic programming in many ways, including the purchase of classroom Elmos and other technology, materials for art, music and gym, and funding for Artists in Schools, COSI on Wheels, etc. To meet our goals this year, the Horizon PTO will require a budget of nearly $30,000! As in years past, the annual Fall Fundraiser, Spring Flower Sale, and Spring Arts Festival with Silent Auction will be the main sources of our funding budget. In addition, Hilliard Horizon will continue to raise funds by holding spirit nights at local businesses and restaurants; selling spirit wear (t-shirts, sweatshirts, etc.); collecting Box Tops for Education, Labels for Education, and Tyson Project A+ labels; Also, we solicit individuals and businesses to donate items, services and/or monetary gifts for our Spring Arts Festival’s Raffle and Silent Auction. (If you own a personal business and would like to take advantage of a great advertising opportunity, we would greatly appreciate a donation for this event. All donations are 100% tax-deductible.) And, of course, the PTO always needs a donation of your time to make our events a success. We greatly appreciate any help you can offer. Our goal is to offer a variety of choices in which to participate depending upon each family’s preference and schedule. You can see a list of volunteer opportunities below. In order to stay in the loop, we recommend that you subscribe to Horizon’s eNews through the district’s website here. The school and PTO use eNews to send reminders and keep you informed about upcoming events. Or you can e-mail the PTO board members at hilliardhorizonPTO@gmail.com and we will add you to our distribution list.
We would love to see you at our PTO meetings. Parent participation and contribution are critical to our success. Meetings are held in the Horizon Media Center at 6:30 pm on the second Monday of each month. Childcare is provided. Our meetings generally last one hour and provide the most effective way to stay informed about what is going on in the school. If you would like to discuss any new business at the meeting and would like it added to the agenda, please e-mail it to hilliardhorizonPTO@gmail.com a few days prior to the meeting. If you cannot make the monthly meetings, please read the minutes to keep informed and e-mail us to let us know how you would like to volunteer! Meeting Minutes You can access our monthly meeting minutes by clicking below: Volunteer Opportunities There are numerous opportunities for Horizon families to volunteer their time. Parents, teachers, and staff don’t have to attend meetings to be involved. Here are just some of the ways to volunteer your time to Horizon:
- Stop in the library to help Mrs. Richardson and Mrs. Arnold reshelf books.
- Talk to your child’s teacher about any help they may need in the classroom from making copies to reading to students.
- Think about serving on one of the many committees offered though the PTO.
- Read the monthly PTO minutes above to find out what activities are coming up. We always need helpers for something.
Hospitality-The Hospitality Committee oversees the planning and implementation of four different functions through the school year. They plan each of the teacher dinners during the two conference weeks, Muffins for Moms, and Donuts for Dads.
Box Tops for Education – Throughout the year, parents are asked to cut out and save their Box Tops for Education, Labels for Education, and Tyson Project A+ Labels, which can be found on a countless brands of groceries. The Box Tops Committee runs a big, fun class competition in January. These volunteers help in counting all the labels that we receive and can be done at home in your free time.
Spring Arts Festival and Silent Auction – This group of people will help in collecting donations from the community for our annual Spring Arts Festival raffle and Silent Auction in May. This group of people will help in planning the day. This committee in particular needs as many people as possible. The more people that help means the greatest amount of success, and the least amount of work per person. Most work can be done from home by making phone calls to local business and/or mailing donation requests.
Spirit Nights – This group of people set up and schedule monthly spirit nights with local restaurants. It would mean making a few calls each month, and making certain that fliers, if required, are distributed to the teachers in time to reach parents.
Spirit Wear – This person or group would oversee the selling of spirit wear to students and their families.
- President – Erin Wheeler
- Vice President – Amberly Helm
- Treasurer – Kelsey Lawrence
- Secretary – Courtnie Hollis
- Lori Lee
Horizon earns over $6,000 per year through Community Rewards!! Please help us by signing up for the programs.