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Parent: PTO, Volunteering, Resources

We have an active PTO at Tatanka Elementary.  The mission of this organization is to enhance the overall environment at Tatanka Elementary by bringing together parents, students, teachers and community members.  This will be accomplished by planning events and activities designed to stimulate community involvement; giving families additional opportunities to be involved in their child's education; maintaining constant student representation on the PTO Board; and securing and generating funds which can be used to support special needs and activities and facilitate student learning.  The PTO is comprised of staff members, and Tatanka parents.  Several events are sponsored by this group each year and are well attended.  The hope is to offer more opportunities for families to get together and socialize.  You are encouraged to attend events throughout the year.  Consider signing up to help with an event.  Your participation is needed.  If you are interested in finding out more about our PTO activities and/or offering to help, please contact Tatanka PTO via email at

Tatanka Elementary School values parent volunteers.  We need help with various projects in and outside of school.  We provide orientation and can provide you with projects to do in school or at home.

Parent Volunteer opportunities include Hearing & Vision Screening help; Picture Day & Retake Day;Track & Field Day help; providing conference meal items for staff and much more!

If you have questions or are interested in helping at our school, please contact your child's teacher.

Parental involvement is important in a child's education.  Parents are welcome and encouraged to visit Tatanka Elementary School.  If a parent wishes to visit a classroom, time and date arrangements should be made in advance with the classroom teacher so class disruption can be kept to a minimum.  All visitors entering the building during regular school hours should report to the office to sign in and obtain a visitor's badge.

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Any volunteer, employee, substitute, coach, or student teacher at Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose Schools must have a Criminal Background Investigation check through our district completed and approved, before their first day of employment or before volunteering in the BHM school district.

To complete the Criminal Background Investigation, please print and complete the Background Authorization Form, then turn your form in to the TESS office.  Once your form is submitted the office will send you an email through the Trusted Employees website that contains a link to log on to their secure website where you will enter your personal information to complete your background check.  A credit or debit card will be needed for payment. The fee is currently $14. 
If you DO NOT have any access to a computer or a debit/credit card, please contact the school office for manual entry instructions.

*At this time we are not able to accept copies of background checks from other districts or employers.

Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart. Thank you Tatanka volunteers! We appreciate you!

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