Participating, Donating & Volunteering
Membership & Dues
You are a full-fledged member of the PTO if you have a student at University City High School or are a teacher or staff member. There is so much the PTO wants to accomplish this year and we appreciate everyone's contributions and perspectives. We'd love to see you at one of our monthly meetings. Grab a friend!
Dues are not mandatory. However, donations are appreciated. If every family contributed a minimum of $10 a year, it would greatly reduce the amount of fundraising required to meet our goals.
Checks can be dropped at the main office or mailed to:
7255 Dorset Ave
University City MO 63130
E-donations are also accepted:
VolunteeringIt's easy to get involved with PTO. We have something for every interest. And - equally important - many volunteer activities can be performed outside of school hours. We need volunteers at all levels, but are especially looking for new team leads as many of our current leads have graduating students this year. Most teams offer an opportunity to shadow someone this year before taking on the job yourself. Grab a friend and it will be even more fun.
PTO Officers – We’re always looking to have new voices on the executive committee to help steer our initiatives and direction. Currently, we don’t have President, Vice President or Secretary roles but instead work as a group. The officer team plans and runs the monthly PTO meetings and helps ensure that the various teams run smoothly. The position of Treasurer, however - due to the nature of its role - is held by one person.
Team: Pilar Kellogg & Angel Simmons (new officers needed)
Treasurer: Sarah Holahan (new treasurer needed)
- Academic Letters & Pins. Prep letter awards in the Fall (September) and at graduation (May), and coordinate the Fall ceremony.
Lead: Jennifer O'Leary
- Equations Open. Organize, promote and host one-day U. City Equations Tournament in January for metro area Equations teams, plus a one-day practice event in December.
Lead: Greg Rhoades (lead needed for next year)
- Fundraising. Organize and promote at least one fundraiser per school year. Past fundraisers have included: soccer/spirit scarves; pancake breakfast; and virtual trivia night. New ideas welcome!
- Graduation Lock-In. Volunteers are needed to help secure gifts; plan and acquire food; decorate; plan games and activities; and supervise the lock-in. The lock-in is held on graduation night in May.
Lead: Lauren Wright-Jones (lead needed for next year)
Gift Co-Leads: Becky Immer & Kim Feld (lead needed for this year)
- Staff Appreciation. Coordinate lunch or other activity for the staff for Welcome Back week in August and Teacher Appreciation Week in May.
- Teacher Meals. Coordinate food purchases/donations and the set-up & serving of meals during parent-teacher conferences in the Fall (October) and Spring (March).
Co-Leads: Becky Immer & Kim Feld (lead needed for next year)
- PTO Communications. Help monitor the PTO email account and respond to inquiries. Help monitor the PTO Facebook account. Ongoing throughout the school year.
Co-Leads: Kim Feld & Sarah Holahan
- Liaison with school social worker. PTO supports students through the school's social worker by purchasing snacks and other items as needed. Ongoing through the school year.
- Teacher Wish List - Promote wish list availability to teachers, then consolidate requests and present them to the PTO for consideration.
Lead: Sarah Holahan
- Yard Signs. Each Fall and Spring, the District provides yard signs for incoming freshman (in August) and graduating seniors (in May), and the PTO delivers them. Volunteers are needed to help with deliveries during these two times.