Khalsa Community Organization (KCO)
What is the KCO?
The Khalsa Community Organization (KCO), much like any PTA or PTO, is a group of volunteers, just like yourself, with a goal of enhancing your child’s school environment and education experience. The purpose of the KCO is to provide parent support and financial contributions to advance and enhance the education of the children who attend Khalsa Montessori School. The KCO is an association of parents, grandparents, guardians, administration, faculty, and staff that provides its members with a voice, a sense of community, and an opportunity to raise funds, organize events and activities, oversee committees (e.g., fundraising, community building, communications), offer funding for classroom materials, provide funds for teacher gifts and conferences, provide information to families, hold community-building events, and maintain communication with the school administration.
What happens to your fundraising money? How do you want these funds used? Go to KCO meetings and help decide. Based on requests from Khalsa teachers and staff, the KCO biannually allocates funds for:
- Indoor and outdoor classroom and playground materials and enhancements, such as a new shade structure for the Space Net
- Activity fees, such as entry fees for the Southern Arizona Regional Science and Engineering Fair (SARSEF)
- Professional development opportunities for teachers; Montessori teacher training; and winter and year-end staff gifts
- Student trips and cultural enrichment
We welcome all Khalsa community members. Come get involved! Whether it’s volunteering 30 minutes to supervise a ride at the carnival, hanging up artwork on Arts Night, attending Dining for Dollar$ events, serving on an event committee, or donating money instead of time, we appreciate every contribution.