Overview of DCSCO
The Don Callejon School Community Organization (DCSCO) is the parent group for Don Callejon School. As a parent or guardian of a student in the school, you are welcome and encouraged to be a member! There are no dues to join.
DCSCO members include parents, school staff, students, and other individuals in the community.
DCSCO has the following primary goals:
- Raise money to support the school
- Recruit and coordinate volunteers to support the school
- Inform the community about the school
- Serve as a liaison with the school/District for parents
DCSCO is a non-profit California corporation with tax-exempt 501(c)(3) status, allowing donations to be tax-deductible.
DCSCO has created communication channels, including websites, mailings, regular meetings, and an email group.
Like more than 75% of parent-teacher groups in the U.S., DCSCO is not affiliated with the national PTA. There is no PTA chapter at Don Callejon School. DCSCO has a Board member liaison to the Santa Clara Unified School District PTA Council.
DCSCO was founded in 2004 by people in the area eager to support the school (almost 2 years before its opening). The organization has raised and contributed approximately $50,000 per year to Don Callejon School.
The Role of
DCSCO as a Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO)
The objectives of DCSCO are to:
- Establish and maintain a constructive and supportive working relationship among parents, school and community.
- Support school improvement teams and promote the finest education possible for the students at Don Callejon School.
- Expand technology and supplement equipment and supplies as needed or requested by the school and/or administration.
- Collaborate with the school and administration to increase student safety and security.
- Develop programs and projects that will support or enrich the curriculum with key feedback or requests from the school staff and/or administration.
- Enhance the quality of education by raising funds for school supplies or programs that fall outside the school budget.