Our Mission

The Van Hise PTO (parent-teacher organization) works to engage our school community and enhance classroom learning by providing volunteer and monetary support to a broad range of events and projects that benefit students, teachers and families. Each year the PTO runs a number of fundraising events, including a direct appeal, that provide funding for these activities which include community building events for families, technology upgrades for the classrooms, garden and outdoor classroom development and annual grants to support teachers and staff. Every family with a child at Van Hise is a member of the Van Hise PTO.

The Van Hise PTO is focused on enhancing the school experience for all students and families, via fundraising, community building, promoting school spirit, and communications.

A. To be a volunteer support group for Van Hise Elementary School.

B. To promote fellowship along with communication between children, parents, school and community.

C. To be kept informed of and supportive to the programs, purposes and philosophies of the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) to provide the best education possible for all students.

D. To represent the school and students before the school administration, district administration and committees, and the school board.

E. To develop united efforts among faculty, parents, students and the general public to provide for every child the highest advantages in physical, mental and social education.

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