Cooke-Rutherford PTO

The PTO invites you to join us in making a difference in our children’s education. With your support, we can strengthen the home-school partnership and enhance the educational experience of all our students.

For more information or to volunteer, please contact us via e-mail at

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What is PTO?

The Cooke-Rutherford PTO is a not-for-profit organization. We are a group of Parents and Teachers that give our time to help our schools in any way we can.

Why do we exist?

The why is simple….because we care! It takes time and energy but we feel our work is very beneficial. Our mission is to enhance the educational experience of all our children. We do this by hosting and sponsoring a number of activities throughout the year.

How can you help?

First, you can become a member. PTO membership dues are only $5 for a year and we need more members. Membership does not require your attendance at monthly meetings.
Second, we need you to help support us with our various fundraisers. Without them we could not pay for any of the activities we sponsor. We want to DO MORE, but we can’t without your support. We try to pick a variety of fundraisers at the lowest price point possible to make it easier for everyone to participate.
Third, if possible, please volunteer for one of our events. We have both day time and evening opportunities. We even offer an incentive, in the form of a gift card raffle.

Who benefits?

Your child and the entire school community benefit from PTO.
Here is how:

  • we provide all students in grades 2 through 5 with a Homework agenda.
  • we fund a minimum of 2 educational performance shows/assemblies at each building, each year.
  • we host two Scholastic Book Fairs, at each building, each year.
  • we host our annual Family Craft night in the fall and BINGO nights throughout the year.
  • we plan a variety of activities for the Annual Staff And Teacher Appreciation Week in May.
  • we are proud to host the Annual All 5th Grade Dance in June.
  • and we help fund items for Field Day, NYS Testing week, STEM Fair, Science Fair, Summer School,  BoxTops For Education, Kindergarten Welcome Activities, and more.