Every parent or guardian who registers their child as a student at Hope Hall initiates a partnership to provide their child with the chance they deserve to learn as much as every other child in New York State.
We at Hope Hall believe that each child is a very capable learner. Our first responsibility as educators is to provide them with the time and the environment that will foster both academic and social growth and excellence in learning for them.
We see our parents/guardians as vital partners in this learning endeavor. Each child is the third part of this partnership, and the base for all of our work together. When a child sees and understands that we are all using the same strategies, that we are all working from the same expectations, that we are connected in our belief in their potential and are working together to help that potential to flourish, then that child will become more willing to do what is necessary to take the risks associated with learning, and expend the effort needed to do the work.
The Hope Hall PTSO (Parent Teacher Student Organization) is similar to a support group for parents, teachers and students, providing opportunities for face-to-face meetings with teachers and parents, grandparents, guardians, and including the students, when appropriate. The PTSO holds several meetings throughout the school year where families may come to get information about the school and upcoming events. Workshops are provided to give training and support to parents, grandparents, and guardians for dealing with learning problems as they impact the child and family at home. Additional small group meetings are planned throughout the year on a monthly basis.
The PTSO also plans and hosts several fundraising events for students, their families, and community members to attend throughout the school year. Parents are encouraged to volunteer as chairpersons for any of these events listed below.
Annual PTO Activities
|September||Entertainment Book Sale|
|November||Family Activity and Game Night|
|December||Poinsettia Sale, Cookie Dough Sale|
|March||Family Activity and Game Night; Lily Sale|
Euchre Tournaments have also been hosted by the PTSO at Hope Hall in our gymnasium for a small fee per player every fall and spring, but have been discontinued temporarily during the pandemic. Part of the cost per player has been donated back to Hope Hall.
If you have questions about Hope Hall’s PTSO or want to join the organization as an active member, please contact Mrs. Kara Eaker House at: (585) 426-0210 Ext. 114 or Kara.Eaker@hopehall.org.