Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)

The Heritage Academy Gateway PTO exists
  • to facilitate communications and cooperation between the home and the school;
  • to direct scholar activities outside the classroom; and,
  • to provide a forum for discussion for any student and school related issues.

To meet the purpose of the PTO, the PTO sponsors activities and projects, which always cost money. The primary source of fundraising is through PTO Dues.

PTO Dues are used for:

  • School Activities – Constitution Week, Movie Nights, Dodgeball Tournaments, Fall Festivals, etc.
  • Campus Projects – Sidewalks, Grass, Picnic Tables, Bricks, Long-jump Pit, etc.
  • Academics, Arts, and Sports – Financial support for Computers, Software, Books, Equipment, etc.
  • Gifts – Staff Appreciation Gifts, Staff Appreciation Luncheons, etc.

Each household is only expected to pay $20 each year.

Other Fundraising:

Some of the activities the PTO sponsors are also used to raise funds for other activities or projects.  However, the PTO tries to keep the costs as low as possible, to make the activities and projects as accessible as possible.

A passive form of fundraising is through Fry’s Community Rewards and Amazon Smiles.

  • Link your Fry’s V.I.P. Card to Heritage Academy.  Learn more here. (OUT OF DATE – UPDATING SOON)
  • Link your Amazon account to Heritage Academy.
    Go to “smile.amazon.com” and sign in with your credentials.  Select “Heritage Academy Gateway, Inc.”  as your “Supporting” organization.  A portion of all future purchases through Amazon Smiles will go to our PTO.

To see previous years’ calendar, please visit our PTO Archive.

PTO Board Meetings are held monthly, as shown in the calendar below. Most meetings are held at 7pm in Room 242. If you are unable to attend in person, you can also attend via Zoom. The link to the Zoom meeting is in the Weekly Campus Update emails sent out by the school.

All parents/guardians and staff are invited to attend!

Meeting Date & Time Business and Minutes
Board Aug 17, 2021 at 7pm
  • Calendaring
  • Budget Planning
  • (Minutes)
Board September
  • (Minutes)
Board October
  • (Minutes)
Board November
  • (Minutes)
Board January
  • (Minutes)
Board February
  • (Minutes)
Board March
  • Elections – Board Nominations
  • (Minutes)
General April
  • Board Member Elections
  • (Minutes)
Board April
  • Elections – Officer Nominations
  • (Minutes)
Board May
  • Board Officer Elections
  • Officer Training
  • (Minutes)

*Board Meetings – Only Board Members may vote on PTO business. All parents and staff are invited to attend, comment and volunteer!
*General Meetings – All parents and staff may vote on PTO business!

To see previous years’ Board Members and Officers, please visit our PTO Archive.

Board Members Office
Melissa Walton President
Adam Thompson Vice-President
Jonathan Catlin Treasurer
Lindsay Palmer Secretary
Tyler Bergeron Historian
Suzy Irwin Communications
Julie Akin
Debby Duke
Gretchen Gallup
Stephanie Leavitt
Christina Peoples
Afton Marie Welker

Make sure you update your email address with the front office, so you will be included on Weekly Updates.
(The most recent posts can be found on the homepage, about 3/4 of the way down.)

Connect to the Heritage Academy Gateway Facebook pages, public and private, to stay up to date on meetings and announcements.

Connect to the Heritage Academy Gateway Instagram. (COMING SOON)

The PTO does not do the coordinating for you. However, the PTO provides a contact map, via which you can find and contact others who are also interested in Carpooling and live nearby. Sign up here to be added to and receive a link to the map.

You can also contact Hop Skip Drive which offers transportation for students from their home to their school, and back, plus after school activity transportation. Heritage Academy has no affiliation with this companies.

  • If you would like to get in on the fun and participate with activities and projects, our monthly meetings provide the best opportunity.
    However, if our meetings are hard for you to get to, but you would still like to volunteer, please submit your name, phone number, and email address below. A member of the Board will reach out to you.
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