The West School Parent-Teacher Organization, or PTO, is dedicated to supporting West teachers and students, and to building a community enlivened by love of learning, enriched by a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives, and guided by common trust. Studies show that children do better in school when their parents are involved in school and in helping them learn at home. Our objective is to encourage parents / guardians to participate in their child’s educational experience by communicating ways they can volunteer through the PTO and become an active part of the West School community. The PTO raises funds in order to providing social and educational programs and materials for students beyond those provided by the school district.