PTO

The Academy Charter School Parent Teachers Organization

The Academy Charter School PTO would like to welcome all new and returning families. We look forward to having a year full of fun and educational experiences with our scholars.

We can do this successfully with your help when you become a TACS’ PTO member. To become a member, please fill out and submit the form below, along with the membership fee for the school year.

Please return the form below along with your annual membership fee with the name of your child(ren) on the front of an envelope to your child’s teacher.

PTO

PTO registration form
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Your Participation Is Requested In All Our Efforts

tacspto@academycharterschool.org

Please consider what a difference you can make for your child by becoming a member and participating on the team that organizes and supports the fun, educational activities, and exciting class trips for our scholars here at The Academy Charter School.

Thank You,

The Parent Teacher Organization

Number of TACS Scholars Enrolled Fee
1 TACS Scholar enrolled $5.00 Base Fee
2 TACS Scholars enrolled $7.00 Base Fee + Additional $2
3 TACS Scholars enrolled $8.00 Base Fee + Additional $2 + $1 for 3rd Scholar
4 or more Scholars enrolled $9.00 + Base Fee + $3 (for 2nd and 3rd Scholar) + $1 for each additional Scholar

Sandrea Oneil

PTO President

Stephanie Gomez

PTO Vice President

Yolanda Arnell

PTO Treasurer

Rholanda Basnight

PTO Secretary

Frequently Asked Questions

The Academy Charter School PTO is an organization formed by concerned parents and guardians of students attending The Academy Charter School (TACS). These volunteers partner with school administrators, teachers and staff to promote the welfare of our scholars. Our involvement helps to foster an environment where our scholars can thrive and reach their full potential. Our goal is to ensure that our scholars receive the best education and character development. The TACS PTO also serves as a conduit between all interested parties to communicate relevant information and concerns between parents, school administrators, teachers and staff.

The Academy Charter School PTO is an organization administered by an all volunteer board and it does not receive funding from any outside source. All activities conducted by the PTO are funded by the resources collected through fundraising.

All funds collected go toward activities for our scholars. The school’s Business Manager conducts a yearly audit of TACS PTO books to ensure that the funds are being used for its intended purpose. Some of these activities include, but are not limited to, providing weekly planners for all grades above Kindergarten; hosting Halloween, Holiday and Valentine’s Day parties; Holiday Breakfast with Santa and book gift distribution; Thanksgiving baskets for TACS families in need; winter coat distribution to Big Brother Big Sister; gift wrap and scotch tape distribution to the Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence; providing Common Core incentives for the most improved students; helping to fund the Common Core Prep rally; providing a full uniform scholarship to the top boy and girl 5th grade graduate; purchasing the Kindergarten graduation gowns; hosting an Annual Staff Appreciation Luncheon during Teacher’s Appreciation week; providing the entertainment for the Annual School Picnic and many more.

Currently, there is one TACS PTO serving both the Elementary and Middle Schools. One of the main reasons that there is only one TACS PTO is the lack of parental involvement. TACS PTO is open to the concept of having two organizations, each serving one school. However, active parent participation is needed to effectuate this goal.

All families with students attending TACS can become a member in good standing by paying the annual prorated PTO dues. A member in good standing can then volunteer to join one of five committees. The Committees from which to choose are Events, Fundraising, Multicultural Diversity, Constitution and By-laws and Nominating.

Sign up sheets are available at every PTO meeting for membership on a committee. In addition, you may reach out to any member of the PTO Executive Board to express your interest in joining and they will be able to direct you. TACS PTO is also available by email at Tacspto@academycharterschool.org.