Welcome to the American School of Warsaw's Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)!
We are privileged to have immensely dedicated parent volunteers, who help to bring together faculty, staff and families to enhance our children’s educational experience.
The active Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) organizes regular school events - from the Spring and Fall BBQs to the Halloween Zombie Run - and invites all members of the community to attend.
The PTO also helps new parents integrate into our community through regular adult-only events such as the Welcome Back Mixer or the 'Learn Polish' club.
Read on for a letter from the PTO President.
Dear American School of Warsaw Families,
My name is Elena Pellizzari and I am the President of the PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) for 2018-19.
Our family is from Italy. We have been living in Warsaw for many years after several different postings for work in Europe and Asia. All three of our children attended the ASW; two have already graduated and are now studying in Italy and Spain, and our youngest is in the 11th grade.
Our children have been very happy at this school and we, as parents, have been involved with the school in various capacities over the years - from volunteering on the board to being grade representatives. I believe that parents play an important role in the life of the school. By creating a vibrant community around the school, we enrich the lives of our children beyond the classroom. The ASW is home to many different nationalities and cultures and we all can learn from each other.
The aim of the PTO is to provide a crucial link between the the teaching faculty, the administrative staff, the parents and the students. This is made possible by organizing different events throughout the year. The PTO is a volunteer organization, and we encourage all of you to participate.
Our meetings will be monthly coffee mornings held in the MPR at the school. These meetings are to share ideas and to learn more about each others’ cultures, be it Thanksgiving, Hannukah, Chinese New Year or Italian Carnevale. Please check the school calendar for details.
Every week, you will get e-Notes from the school and please look for the PTO's section at the end of the email. I am at the school most mornings if you need to talk to me or you can reach me via email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
We also post regular updates, photos and reminders on our Facebook page - please feel free to 'like' us.
Whether you are new to the school and to Warsaw or have been resident for some time, we are here to welcome you and to offer you different avenues to make the most of your time here. We are open to new ideas for events or activities. Please do not hesitate to communicate with us.
Elena Pellizzari, PTO President