• About Claymont PTO

    Creating deep connections with Claymont

    Claymont PTO is a volunteer-led group of parents, teachers and staff who work together for Claymont students. As a Claymont parent or caregiver, you are automatically a member and invited to all PTO general meetings.

    What we do

    Claymont PTO partners with the school to enhance the educational experience. You can support our efforts by giving or becoming a PTO volunteer. Your donations fund:

    • Learning programs – “arts partners” residencies for each grade, Abilities Awareness Day, Red Ribbon Week, Generation-to-Generation, Girls on the Run and the Claymont Chatterbox school paper
    • School events – classroom parties, Fun & Fitness Day, Trunk or Treat, Family Movie Night and the annual talent show
    • Teacher and staff support – conference day dinners, birthday breakfasts, lounge snacks, holiday gifts and recruiting school volunteers, including room parents and library aides
    • Creating connections – staffing and funding our school welcome committee, incoming kindergartener t-shirts, Claymont Spirit Wear sales, and Membership Toolkit directory
    • Special projects – school enhancements through designated projects, which have included Chromebooks, VR goggles, a greenspace, basketball hoops, library renovations, AV equipment, “cubby” lockers and more

    Board and governance

    Claymont PTO is 100% volunteer-driven, governed by a Board of Directors and led by numerous Committees. Learn more about the many ways you can volunteer with PTO.

    Claymont PTO is also a designated 501c3 nonprofit organization. Eligible purchases made on behalf of the PTO may be tax exempt if you present our Tax Exemption Certificate.

    PTO meetings

    Claymont PTO holds one general meeting each month of the school year, and all parents and caregivers are invited to attend. We frequently invite guest speakers to address topics related to child development, such as mental health, online safety and character development. Dr. Burch also provides a school update. Meetings are 6:30-7:30 PM, virtual via Zoom or in-person in the Learning Exchange with complimentary childcare courtesy of the Parkway West Key Club. View PTO meeting minutes.

    • Tuesday, September 7, 2021 (Guest speaker: Dr. Nathan Burch)
    • Tuesday, October 5, 2021 (Guest speakers: Lucky and Sahana, West High Seniors, Social Media Program)
    • Tuesday, December 7, 2021 (Guest speaker: Jason Rooks, Parkway School District Chief Info. Officer, Internet Safety & Trends)
    • Tuesday, February 1, 2022 (Guest speakers: Kids Character Council - Mrs. Johann, Mrs. Geraghty, Mr. Wilk, Mrs. Dillon, Ms. Bush)
    • Monday, April 4, 2022 (Guest Speaker: Tiffany Franklin (Claymont parent) - Parkway Bond Issue Nov 2022)
    • Tuesday, May 24, 2022 (2022-2023 PTO Board Elections)