Hello Adams Families!

Welcome to the busy and exciting world that is the Lt. Col. Paul Adams Elementary Parent Teacher Organization! Whether this is your first year at Adams or your ninth, we are thrilled that you are a part of our wonderful community and that you are taking a few minutes to check out the Adams PTO website!  The Adams PTO has the honor of bringing together families, teachers, and administrators with the overarching goal of enriching the education of all Adams students. We hope that you will join us in our mission. We look forward to meeting and working with you this year!


PTO Mission Statement

The Paul Adams PTO strives to enhance the education of all the students,

to strengthen the communication between parents and staff,

to promote school spirit,

and to host school activities.


PTO Activities & Services

It is only through donations of time and talent by volunteers like YOU that the PTO will be able to continue to provide our school with funds, programs, resources, and services to achieve our goals!

The PTO hosts enrichment and community building events:

  • Fall and Valentine’s Day Classroom Parties
  • Fun Night, Family Movie Night, and Family Bingo Night
  • Walk-A-Thon, Bike Rodeo, and Field Day

The PTO provides many valuable services:

  • Stuffs Weekly Communication Folders
  • Staffs Student Picture Day
  • Publishes the Adams Student Directory
  • Produces the Adams Yearbook
  • Provides Meals and Goodies for the Adams Staff
  • Collects Donations for the Community
  • Hosts Speakers on Topics Relevant to Families
  • Runs Fall and Spring Book Fairs
  • Fundraises to Support all of our Programs and Activities

The PTO funds things such as:

  • 4th and 5th Grade Chorus
  • 4th and 5th Grade Planners
  • 5th Grade Musical, Omaha Zoo Trip, and Recognition Ceremony
  • Per-Teacher Allocation to Spend on Supplies and Field Trips
  • Technology for the School and Classrooms
  • Technology and Materials for the Media Center
  • Author Visits and PLC Assembly Presentations
  • Landscaping, Outdoor Classroom, & Playground  Improvements

Stay in Touch

We want you to know what is happening with the PTO:

  • Check out our website at https://pauladamspto.org
  • Find us on Facebook:  Paul Adams Elementary PTO
  • Receive timely notices via text by texting @adamspto to (402) 261-2441
  • Sign up for the PTO Email  newsletter via this link (families who joined Adams prior to July 15th  should already be receiving the newsletter): https://visitor.r20.constantcontact.com/manage/optin?-vOZzrsE

How To Get Involved

Join the Paul Adams PTO–You will receive PTO membership information in your summer mailing packet. Families must renew their memberships every year. The $10 membership fees goes directly to supporting the PTO’s activities and services!  Joining the PTO is a fantastic way to get to know school staff, meet other families, build community, learn about the school and what happens during the day, and connect to your child’s education. Plus, PTO members receive a printed student directory and have access to the online student directory!

Attend Monthly PTO Meetings–Meetings are typically the first Tuesday of the month at 7-8 PM. Please check the school calendar to confirm dates and times.

Support Fundraising–We have a variety of fundraising activities from collecting Box Tops to selling movie tickets—it all adds up!

Share Your Connections–Do you have connections to resources or donations that the PTO might be able to use?  Please, let us know!

Volunteer Your Time–Our greatest challenge is finding people to donate their time!  If you see a call for help, take the leap and say, “yes!”


What PTO Volunteers Have To Say

I was a nervous mom sending my first born to kindergarten.  I wanted to be informed about the school and what was going on with my kids and their education and activities.  I wanted to get to know the other parents and educators on a more personal level.  PTO has given me this and a sense of security about where my children are when they are not with me. –N

I feel like I’m doing a small part to help keep my child’s school an awesome place to learn, grow and interact. I’ve also met some awesome Adams parents through the PTO!—Hilary B.

I feel I now have a connection to my kids’ education, and I am teaching my children that you can make a difference if you put in time and effort and that volunteering is not only important but can be lots of fun.  I am teaching them to be active citizens in their community.-N

When my wife volunteered to be the PTO president, I figured that I would be roped into helping out.  What I didn’t expect was to be talked into wearing a Captain America costume one year and actually willingly volunteering to wear a toga costume the next year.  Here is the thing, it is a blast to see the kids having so much fun and to be a part of making those memories.  If that means taking a morning off of work and making a spectacle of myself, I am all-in.–Jason P.

PTO is rewarding in that your kids will love to see you at school and to help you with your tasks. You meet many new people, and you can be involved as much as you want.  To me it is not high pressure, I like that.  We all have our talents, and it is fun to use them with our children.  Plus, you get to dress up sometimes, bake, act goofy, get dirty, and best of all, see kids smile… I can’t think of a better day brightener than that!—N.

Being part of Adams PTO has definitely helped our family get to know other people in the Adams community, and I like seeing the good things this group can do for the kids and teachers. There’s always a way to help that can fit your schedule, and even small actions have positive impact. –Carole

All the teachers are so grateful to our help! It’s wonderful to feel appreciated and to lighten our teachers load a bit as they strive to educate our children! At Adams they do an amazing job of educating with passion and love! When I volunteer I see this each week, and leave feeling confident that my kids are getting a wonderful education! -Melissa M.

Volunteering for a PTO event has become a family event for us. My two children love helping and participating. It takes little of my time, and things are scheduled in advance, so I am able to plan them into my work life. I get excited for the meetings and events, as it’s a fun way to get to know other Adams parents all while doing a good dead that makes you feel great for helping. I suggest you strongly consider joining the Adams PTO. You won’t be disappointed!—Misty L.

My first PTO experience was being on the Adams Fun Night Committee. It was a great experience and I saw firsthand how much the students enjoyed all of the activities! I choose to volunteer with the PTO, because I believe that it does so many wonderful things for our school, not just by providing financial support, but also by organizing activities where the students get to interact with each other in fun settings–like Fun Night!—Heather S.

Most volunteer positions require one hour per week, or less. Most of us can find an hour each week to give back to our school community. Think about it. Then say yes, to your children and their school.—Terre C.