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Welcome to the Indian Creek School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)

Parents fulfill an important role in the education of their children, not only at home but also in school. Families working together with the school can create an outstanding educational environment and experience for all.
The PTO is a volunteer organization dedicated to the successful education of our children. We work hard to create a warm, welcoming, and inclusive community to help make the school year both enjoyable and exciting for students, teachers, and parents.

The purpose of our organization is to support the curricular and extracurricular activities of the school; to promote communication between the administration and parents; and to encourage ICS school pride and spirit.

The PTO Goals for the school year are:
  1. Develop creative ways to build community with parents, teachers, and students
  2. Foster unity and inclusion in our school community
  3. Champion and advocate for ICS's ideals, goals, and strategies
  4. Ensure continuity and succession within the PTO structure in order to support our mission

Every parent of an Indian Creek student is a member of the PTO. To fulfill our purpose, mission, and goals, the PTO has many events throughout the year, including fundraising, parent education, teacher/staff appreciation, and community-building events.

Parent Education Resources

The Indian Creek School Parent Teacher Organization partners with the School to provide a variety of resources for parents throughout the year. The group sponsors several Parent Education Sessions, and also maintains a library of helpful books, videos, articles, and websites about child development.

Past Parent Education Sessions Included:

List of 6 items.

  • Parenting at the Creek: How to Catch Up, Keep Up, and Stay Ahead

  • Social Thinking

    Wednesday, May 3, 8:15 - 9:00 a.m.

    Lynn Moran-Grap will be sharing how she uses the Social Thinking program to teach children to share space effectively with others, take another’s perspective, strengthen self-regulation, and improve relationships with peers and adults.
  • A Special Night of Parent Education

    Thursday, April 27, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

    How to parent the 21st century learner and have courageous conversations to keep the doors of communication open. A courageous conversation is defined by those having the conversation depending on the issues they find difficult to discuss. A courageous conversation can create an atmosphere of patient listening that blends the elements of empathy and truth thus facilitating a deeper communication.
  • Raising Resilient Children: A compassionate and practical approach to prompting a healthy mindset

    Thursday, March 2, 8:15 - 9:00 a.m.
    Presenter: Dr. Duane Isava
  • Mindfulness at ICS

    Friday, February 3, 8:15-9:00 a.m.
    Presenter: Cindy Maxted
  • Parent Education Saturday Symposium

    Saturday, November 5, 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

    This day of parent education workshops featured both our own Indian Creek experts and outside guest speakers will present on topics including brain development, social media, the power of parent to prevent substance abuse, and others. This was an all school event, with some topics begin split to provide age appropriate conversations.

PTO Executive Committee

We welcome your questions, comments, and suggestions. Please do not hesitate to contact any member of the executive committee.

President: Julie Casalino
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President-Elect: Lee Machemer
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Early Childhood Rep: Nicholas Levandoski
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Lower School Chair: Candice Brown
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Middle School Chair: Tia Younger
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Upper School Chair: Mary Anne Stevenson
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Secretary: Laura Washburn
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Treasurer: Lisa Van Wormer
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Upcoming Events

Indian Creek school is a co-educational, college preparatory independent school, located in Crownsville, Maryland.  Students in Pre-K3 through grade 12 receive a vibrant educational experience based on excellent academics steeped in strong student-teacher connections.