Parent Teacher Organization

Mills River Elementary School
Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)

Dear Parents,

We would like to extend a warm welcome to all the new and returning families of Mills River Elementary School.  Did you know that if your child attends Mills River School you are automatically considered a Member of the PTO?  The PTO is a parent volunteer organization that supports the school by organizing volunteers for various programs and by providing financial assistance through fundraising for cultural and enrichment programs, computers  and other items not available through school funds. Our mission is to enhance students’ educational and extracurricular experiences through academic and social activities, open communications, and fundraising to encourage a positive, supportive atmosphere and to build and strengthen relationships among the students, parents, teachers, and citizens of the Mills River community.

We have planned many exciting activities and opportunities to raise money for each year, and we hope you will join us in becoming an active part of the Mills River PTO.  Be sure to return your volunteer form to your child’s teacher so we can contact you when volunteers are needed. 

We would like to make an important note about our fundraisers. There will be several different types of fundraisers throughout the year, and it is our hope that no one feels pressured into participating in all of them. Some fundraisers,  such as the Great American Fundraiser and Boosterthon, bring in the majority of our funds. The other fundraisers we offer are an opportunity for us to bring Mills River families products they would not normally have access to, such as Spirit Wear and Smencils (for purchase in the office), or products at a reduce cost by purchasing them through us, such as the Asheville Tourists tickets and Chick-fil-A calendars (also for purchase in the office). Please, choose what works for you and your family.

Fridays are the school’s “Show Your Spirit” days. We encourage the students to join the staff in wearing their school colors, red, blue, and white. The PTO has a Spirit Wear sale at the beginning of each school year, so every child can have the opportunity to show their school spirit at a reduced cost.

If you have any suggestions to help promote a better learning environment for our children, please feel free to contact any of the board members below by calling the school’s office at 891-6563.

Let’s make it a great year

Your Mill River School PTO Board