The PTO is to promote the welfare of children in the school & to provide a closer relationship between school & home. To promote educational awareness in the home. To support adequate laws for the care & protection of all students. To promote thru an educational program directed toward parents, teachers, & the general public & are developed thru conferences, committees, projects & programs. The PTO is there to provide support for the teachers & students.The PTO helps with costs of classroom supplies, field trips, playground equip., family fun nights, etc... I hope this helps. It would also help to establish by-laws. As you can see someone knows what their PTO is all about.