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Dear Families, 

On behalf of the Black Hawk PTO, we would like to welcome everyone back to school. PTO stands for Parent-Teacher Organization, consisting of parents and teachers working together to support and enrich all students. We support school staff, help promote student self-esteem, and assist in efforts to solve school needs through volunteering and funding.

Officers for 2016/2017 School Year:

Co-Presidents: Dawn Henkel, and 

Renae Huffman,

Secretary: Lisa Podolske,

Treasurer: Jeni Hanser, 

Upcoming Events

Open House - Sept. 14, 5-7pm

Scoopie Night at Culver's - Oct. 11, 4-8pm

Election Day Bake Sale - Nov. 8

Family and Community Nights (throughout the school year)

Meeting Minutes


Black Hawk PTO Budget

What is the PTO and who can be a member?

The PTO is made up of several officers: Dawn Henkel and Renae Huffman, co-presidents; Lisa Podolske, secretary; and Jeni Hanser, treasurer, and not to mention our wonderful school staff, parents and volunteers. So, who is a member? If you’re a father, mother, guardian, volunteer and/or a person who teaches or instructs at Black Hawk, then you are already a member.

PTO Meetings are 4 times per year from 6pm – 7pm (join us in the library):

  • December 7 - *Special Time* 6:30pm – 7:30pm
  • February 1
  • April 5 – Principal Report, BOSS Fun Run, End of Year planning

PTO Programs & Fundraising:

Our primary objective as a PTO is to provide our school with funds, programs, resources, and services that will enrich and maximize the education of every child and to benefit the school. To meet this important objective, we fundraise by collecting Box Tops,and Tyson labels, volunteering at Culver's, Election day bake sale, gift wrapping at East Towne mall for donations as well as parent donations. 100% of the money raised goes back to Black Hawk.  Here are a few programs that we sponsor and/or support: Open House, Teacher Appreciation, 8th Grade Completion & Ceremony, BOSS Fun Run. 

Become a Volunteer….Why YOU should get involved!

As you can see, we are a small and busy group. This is where you can come in! We need your help, and so do your child(ren). A special thanks to all of our volunteers from last year for all their hard work and dedication. Here at Black Hawk, we strive for excellence and what better way than to become involved today. We are in need of growth and are seeking volunteers to continue re-establishing the organization. The PTO is a team effort in which we cannot succeed on our own. Please come and join us at a meeting or by contacting the co-presidents.


Dawn Henkel and Renae Huffman