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Welcome to Cross Street Parent Teacher Organization

The Cross Street PTO meets every second Tuesday of the month at 7 PM in the school Library.  We hope to see you there!

The goals and objectives of the PTO are:

  • Support the Vision of the Graduate, Vision, Mission of Naugatuck Public Schools and Cross Street School.
  • To provide activities that will enhance the learning atmosphere of Cross Street School.
  • To promote and encourage the participation of families, friends, relatives and associates of the student body in PTO sponsored activities/events.
  • Foster a closer relationship between the home and school in order to provide a well-rounded education.
  • To dispense information regarding these activities to the families of Cross Street School students.Any activities or communications must be approved by the principal prior to publication and/or event.
  • The PTO shall remain non-commercial, non-sectarian, and non-partisan.
  • To act as liaison between the community and the principal in collaborative leadership/decision making.As well as being a positive ambassador for the school to the community.

Research shows that when parents are involved in their children's education, the children are more likely to:

  • Earn better grades.
  • Score higher on tests.
  • Pass their classes.
  • Attend school regularly.
  • Have better social skills.
  • Show improved behavior.
  • Be more positive in their attitude toward school.
  • Complete homework assignments.
  • Graduate and continue their education.

Schools with involved parents enjoy:

  • Better morale among teachers.
  • Higher ratings of teachers by parents.
  • More support from families.
  • A better reputation in the community.

When parents become involved in their children's education, the parents are more likely to:

  • Be more confident at school.
  • Be more confident in themselves as parents and their ability to help their children learn.
  • Be held in higher esteem by teachers and have teachers expect more from their children.
  • Enroll in continuing education to advance their own schooling.

There are many opportunities to be involved. Here are a few:

  • Volunteer in your child's class - work with students in small groups
  • Be involved in planning cultural events- we are always looking for new ideas

Come to PTO meetings each month - there are many ways to help out and we are looking for creative projects!

A family participating in family day sponsored by the PTO
a family participating in family day by showing off their painting
a student dressed up as Chewbacca trick or treating
a parent at the trunk or treat
students in halloween costumes posing for a picture
A family participating in family day
a trunk or treat display

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