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This year PTA encouraged CDO cougar spirit by donating tote bags, masks, and school supplies to all students at the beginning of the year to welcome everyone back to school and prepare families for distance learning! Go PTA!

PTA would love your help! Do you have a day, an hour, 15 minutes? Any time commitment you can give will help. You don’t have to be a board member to make an impact on a child. Don’t have any time? That’s ok too. Your donation will help support activities, clubs, Red Ribbon Week, Book Fair, field trips, and the art show to name a few, for kids at CDO. Please join today!

Do you have a question or a suggestion? Please contact our PTA president, Jamie, at

Considering a board position or committee chair but want to know what is required? Contact a board member to find out how easy and fun it can be  

Top 10 Reasons to join PTA!

Reason #1: Your child benefits.  When parents get connected to the school, children get better grades, do better on tests, and have fewer discipline problems.  When you build a relationship with your child’s teachers, principal, and office staff, it will be far easier to communicate about any problem (or victory) that occurs throughout the year.

Parents Teachers School Jigsaw

Reason #2: You will be in the know. The PTA knows what’s happening with the school, who’s involved, and usually plans many of the events.

Reason #3: You’ll tap into a network. PTA functions are opportunities to meet other parents and teachers, to build rapport and discuss issues that are on your mind. You can share ideas, concerns, and experiences to make the school year better for everyone.

Reason #4: You can be part of the solution. By getting involved at your child’s school you can help make positive changes. Local PTAs play an important role in fundraising to provide building improvements, curriculum-based programs, and social events.

Reason #5: You can meet other parents.  The common bond all parents of school-aged children share is that we care about creating the best possible educational experience for our kids. We are neighbors and peers and as a result, many friendships are forged via this connection.

Reason #6: Your child will feel a sense of pride.  Being part of the local PTA will, in most cases, make your kids proud of you. They may not admit it (they may even grumble), but they will feel proud that their parents are involved in improving their school’s well-being. 

Reason #7: You can have fun while doing good. Volunteer work shouldn’t be drudgery. Our PTA has helped in small ways (such as organizing field trips for students) as well in big-scale projects (such as planning and running a district-wide auction to help fund a new athletic complex for our town). And because we worked together towards one goal, we had a great time doing it. 

Reason #8: Your voice can be heard.  PTA can be a way for you to more effectively affect change at your child’s school.

Reason #9: You can share your skills.  Your child will beam for weeks after his parent comes to school and shares his career, hobby, or even just their time helping out at the school book fair.  Stay at home parents as well as working parents all have individual talents they can share.

Reason #10: You can show that you care.  By becoming a PTA member, you’re also becoming a role model and demonstrating to your child the importance you place on education as well as on being involved in their world.  

PTA Committee:

  • PTA President – Jamie Ward
  • Auditor – Open
  • Fundraising Chair – Tiffany Santellana
  • Grant Writer – Mary Ellen Shu
  • Membership – Taylor Suarez
  • Parliamentarian – Desiree Hennon
  • Room Parent Chair – Amber Rodman
  • Secretary – Brianne Decker
  • Teacher Rep – Kim Larson-Fink
  • Treasurer – Melissa Johnson

CDO PTA is a part of the Mt. Helix Council.

Why You'll Love Casa de Oro

  • Small and Caring Neighborhood School
  • Focus on Social-Emotional Learning
  • Building a Positive Growth Mindset Toward Academic Progress
  • The Sky’s the Limit if you Set Your Mind to It
  • Home to Great Clubs like Ballet, Folklorico and Coding

Enroll Today!

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