2015-16 PTO Committees
Hanan Juma President
LaDona Hoyt Secretary
May Ghazawna Secretary
Jihad Salahuddin Treasurer
Ayesha Salahuddin Hot Lunch Coordinator
Jabeen Pizza Lunch Coordinator
Khawla Alqudah Eid Carnival Coordinator
Salizah Rammazy End of the Year Program Coordinator
Gul Khaimay End of the Year Program Coordinator
Mubeen Fatima Box Tops Coordinator
Shamim Shaik Nachos Sale Coordinator
Farheen Zaheeerullah Popcorn Day Coordinator
Letter From PTO President
Asalamu Alaykum DU families,
On behalf of the DU Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), I would like to take this opportunity to welcome each of you and your families to Daarul Uloom Islamic School. To our new families, hello and welcome to our wonderful school. I look forward to meeting you and getting to know those who I haven’t met. Our students are fortunate to be enrolled in a school with outstanding administration and exceptional teachers. We strive to fulfill the schools mission of promoting health, wellbeing and educational success on a foundation of Islamic values. It is through your support of the PTO that we join in that mission.
My name is Hanan Juma and I will be the new PTO President for the 2015-16 school year. I’ve been in the PTO for 3 consecutive years as Pizza Lunch coordinator and this is my first year as the President! I’m writing this letter to introduce myself and to encourage you to consider being part of a volunteer community that supports your children’s education in numerous ways! I look forward to serving in this capacity and hope to be able to continue the enjoyable, fun, and educational PTO sponsored events of the past. In order to be successful we need your help as volunteers. So please look over the events and sign up to help. Over 500 independent studies on parent involvement show that students whose parents are involved in their education have better grades and fewer discipline problems. It is also a great way to meet families and help us support our great school. Together we can make this one of the best school years for DU and for our children.
Getting to know your PTO better…
The PTO functions to provide funds, programs, and resources to enrich your child’s experience as a DU student. This year, Alhamdulillah, we have a great group of parents that meet to plan and coordinate the activities for the year. This includes Pizza Lunches, Hot Lunches, Box Tops, Eid Carnival, Family Reading Night, students’ honors party, Olympic Day, Spring Program, Graduation Program, and much more. A large part of the PTO time is spent on fundraising so that we are able to provide services not covered by the school budget. Items sold by the PTO are aimed at creating a budget for such events and to expand teachers’ resources in the classroom. It is important that we have volunteers to continue carrying out these objectives.
Once again, Daarul Uloom PTO would like to extend a warm welcome and prayers for a successful school year and we looking forward to getting to know all of you.
If you have any questions or want to get involved please contact us at email@example.com.
Hanan Juma (PTO President)