•  STEM Welcome to ALL parents!!

    The mission of the PTSO is to facilitate a relationship between home and school in which parents, teachers and students cooperate in combined efforts to bring the best available educational, physical, social and thought provoking opportunities to all the students of Waukesha STEM Academy. This relationship will be encouraged through fundraising, special events, open communication and encouraging student, parent and administration/teacher involvement in social functions.

    The Waukesha STEM Academy PTSO’s number one priority is connecting with parents. Our primary objective is to support our school and our students. To meet this extremely important goal, fundraising is our biggest action. In these times of shrinking school budgets, that function has taken on an increased importance in many communities. And we do spend routine amounts for enrichment programs, teacher appreciation and school activities. But we also buy big ticket items- like a new gym floor and hopefully a new playground in the near future! Successful PTSOs don't live to fund-raise, they fund-raise to live. In other words, we focus on building the kind of school community where teachers and students can do their best work. That means running family events, like Open House, Dances, Book Fair and this year the Spring Online Auction. We organize volunteers to help teachers with school events and our committees with events and fundraisers. What we can accomplish is as diverse as the needs of our school.

    But as you can imagine, to meet all of the goals that we have, we need ACTIVE participation.

    This is where you come in...

    We truly understand how daunting volunteering can be. Questions such as:

    "How much time are we talking about here?", "Will I be required to take on an event or committee responsibilities?", or something as simple as, "What exactly is required of me?" are all very normal.

    No PTSO member will ever be forced to dedicate more time than they are willing or to be coerced into any undertaking that they are not comfortable with. Any time that any individual is willing to offer is incredibly valuable. We also understand that in today's world it is increasingly more difficult to be able to find time to give, even such as one to two hours a month, which is how often the organization meets. We understand that childcare is not always easy, and families are always welcome to attend the meetings. This year, we are moving to online meetings, making it even easier for parents to pop on or off. 

    Volunteering doesn't mean a huge time commitment. And whatever your time schedule and interests are, we have need of you. We have tasks that can be performed in the evenings, during the day, or that don't even involve coming to the school at all. 

    Becoming active is really easy- and it really makes a difference! Please fill out our Membership Form (https://goo.gl/forms/3QsS13PzOQzldDpW2) And if you have any questions, concerns or suggestions, please reach out to WSAPTSO@gmail.com

    Thank you!

    Elizabeth Hawkins-Schmidt

    PTSO Coordinator