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What's in a name?

10 years 5 months ago #165126 by Bobegglach
Replied by Bobegglach on topic Re:What's in a name?
From my side i suggest you CJHS Parents Society.
11 years 4 months ago #163112 by Rockne
Replied by Rockne on topic Re:What's in a name?
Hi Becki --

I think your reasons for wantimng to use the more common name are sound. And you'd be free to use PTO from our perspective.

But I'm not familiear with CA state law or the fictitious names stuff. I bet a quick call to the CA Sec of State office would help.


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11 years 5 months ago #162775 by Becki
Replied by Becki on topic Re:What's in a name?
Our PTO is called a School Foundation, we do all of the things that a PTO/PTA does but for some reason, all of the schools in our area have a "foundation" and not a PTO/PTA. It is really confusing to parents since they aren't used to hearing those words associated with our type of organization {we are a new (less than 10 yr old) community with 3 k-8 schools currently, a 4th and a high school currently being built}

Can we use the words PTO instead of school foundation or do we have to file a fictitious business name statement? (we are in California and are a corporation).

Can anyone help?
12 years 8 months ago #159050 by Irene
Replied by Irene on topic Re:What's in a name?
A name says alot. I like PI2 which stands for parents invited 2 or parents involvement 2
14 years 2 months ago #153655 by Theona
Replied by Theona on topic Re:What's in a name?
I started a P.T.O at Claremont Academy in Apirl of 2010 and then decided to call it a Parent-Advisory- Committee, because it sound more fitting for middle and high school. You also call it Parent- Advisory- borad the name alone bring parents in to the school.
15 years 2 months ago #149279 by Rockne
Replied by Rockne on topic RE: What's in a name?
Home & School Association (HSA)

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