Welcome to the Northwest School of the Arts PTO! Our organization is called Friends of Northwest School of the Arts as a reminder that it takes a whole village of teachers, parents, students, alumni, and community members to make NWSA a great place for our kids to thrive. This site will be your one stop shop for all things PTO! Stay in the know on what is happening, sign up to volunteer, support your PTO by becoming a member and participating in our donation campaign, and make your spirit wear purchases.
Why Should I Register?
Signing up with our platform Membership Toolkit is not the same as joining the PTO.
Membership Toolkit is the platform that empowers us to make purchases, complete paperwork, and coordinate our volunteer efforts--all online. The goal is to save time, and work together more smoothly!
Join the PTO!
Becoming a PTO member directly supports our amazing school! Membership is for the current school year and can be renewed annually. Family Membership is $25 and Faculty Membership is $10. Click the buttons below to join or visit the PTO store! Thank you for your support!
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Ways to Raise
Everyday spending that earns money for Northwest School of the Arts!More Info
Fall Book Fair!
11/1/2023 10:39 pm
The NWSA annual book fair is just around the corner! This event is a wonderful opportunity for our students to explore new books and foster a love for reading. However, we can't make it a success without your help!
BOOK FAIR: November 13-17 in the Media Center
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: We are seeking enthusiastic parent volunteers to assist us during the book fair. Your support will make a significant difference in creating a positive experience for our students. Whether you can spare a few hours or a whole day, your contribution will be greatly appreciated.
Volunteer tasks may include setting up and organizing the book displays, assisting students in finding their favorite books, managing the checkout process, and helping with any other necessary tasks. Primarily, though, volunteers will be running the cash register when there are customers ready to purchase. No prior experience is required, and we will provide all the necessary training.
If volunteering, please make sure that you are registered as a CMS volunteer(must be done every year!).
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8/24/2023 5:20 pm
I would like to begin by saying that it has been a great privilege to me to serve this school community as thePTO president.
Looking back on the last few years of service, it has been an exceptionally challenging time. When I agreed to take on the responsibility, our family had only been to the school once for a tour with our 4th grader and here we were attending classes from our dining room. This school, like so many schools, was in a crisis mode with the ever-changing needs of families and staff. Indeed, for me, it was no small feat to manage family needs and build a sense of community at NWSA while we were all apart.
As our doors opened and our community once again gathered, I came to meet amazing students, educators, support staff, and parents. So many of you came together to offer support and lift up our kids and teachers. 🙏Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Last year we welcomed our new principal, Katy Coffelt 🤩. It has been a pleasure to support her as she got her footing in the new surroundings. Please join me in supporting her as we all navigate new bells, new buses, and an exciting new campus breaking ground!
1/18/2023 3:36 pm
Please join us for one or more of the upcoming meetings related to Express Stops and the revised Bell Schedule for the 2023-2024 school year. Each meeting is divided into the most relevant issue/topic facing all stakeholders, particularly our students, staff, and families, and is a forum for (1) finding common ground around specific issues; and (2) brainstorming viable solutions to support and serve our awesome NWSA students.
Únase a nosotros para una o más de las próximas reuniones relacionadas con Express Stops y el Bell Schedule revisado para el año escolar 2023-2024. Cada reunión se divide en el problema/tema más relevante que enfrentan todas las partes interesadas, en particular nuestros estudiantes, el personal y las familias, y es un foro para (1) encontrar puntos en común en torno a problemas específicos; y (2) lluvia de ideas sobre soluciones viables para apoyar y servir a nuestros increíbles estudiantes de NWSA.Read More
Transportation Issue: what about the PTO?
1/16/2023 7:32 pm
Wondering where the PTO stands in regard to the changes from CMS transportation? After careful consideration of the issue and all of our members, we've developed these first steps to support our community.Read More
Counseling Department Needs
9/29/2022 12:28 pm
CAN YOU HELP?
The counseling department is seeking donations for various sized bottoms. There is an ongoing need thoughout the year for students that might experience a significant spill or health related accident.Read More