Get to Know the PTO

Our Mission and Our Goals

We strive to strengthen, enhance, and encourage the educational and social environment of Kenneth W. Culbert Elementary School. We aim to complement the school curriculum with additional opportunities for parents, teachers, and students to learn, communicate, and grow.

Before each school year, the PTO works together with the school to determine ways to enrich the educational and social experience of all the children at KWC. What we aim to do is based on our yearly budget and relies on our ability to meet our fundraising goals.

What do we hope to do this year?

  • Digital content to supplement the school curriculum (IXL, Reflex Math)

  • Teacher grants for educational supplies

  • KWC spirit shirt

  • Student folders

  • Educational assemblies

  • Book fair vouchers

  • Fun events that bring our KWC community together

How do we raise money?

  • Fundraising efforts during our fall
    Cash 4 Crocs campaign

  • Rewards programs (Harris Teeter TIE, Box Tops, Amazon Smile)

  • Selling our Crocs Spirit Wear

  • Spirit Nights at Local Restaurants

  • After School Activity Programs (ASAP)

  • Certain events (Bingo, Basket Raffle)

  • School Supplies Fundraiser

  • Sponsorships from businesses

Meet the KWC PTO Board

We are always looking for volunteers!
Email for more information.

Katie Budnyk President

Lisa Tibbs
Vice President

Jennifer Shoemaker

Monica Sadeghi


PTO Meetings

All parents and teachers are invited to attend our monthly PTO meetings. There are no membership requirements to join- every KWC parent and teacher is automatically a member of the PTO.

Meeting Minutes:

August 2021

PTO Info Sessions 2021

What happens at PTO meetings?

We discuss upcoming events, projects, and volunteer opportunities, vote on initiatives and spending, as well as receive updates from the school administration. Bring your questions and feedback and let your voice be heard!

What if I can't join the PTO meetings?

Because PTO meetings are held during school hours, not all parents and teachers can join. Copies of meeting minutes are always available, and don't hesitate to reach out to any of our board members to discuss your questions and feedback.

PTO Newsletters

Make sure you OPT IN to receive our KWC PTO newsletter and occassional updates by completing the form linked here.

Newsletters are also available here for access any time.


September 2021

2020-2021 Budget

At the beginning of the school year, the PTO budget is presented and voted on at the first PTO meeting. Any changes to the budget throughout the school year are presented and voted on at subsequent PTO meetings.

Approved KWC PTO Budget as of 20 November 2020

PTO Bylaws

The KWC PTO is organized and operated exclusively for educational and charitable purposes that meet requirements to be tax-exempt under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). Our bylaws describe how our organization operates.

KWC PTO Bylaws