Fernwood has always enjoyed the support of active and involved parents. Parent involvement is evident in Parent Teacher Conference rates near 100% each fall, an active PTO, and in the work of our numerous parent volunteers. The PTO sponsors annual family events that are well attended by students, parents, and staff. These include a School Picnic, Fall and Spring Open Houses, a Multicultural Fair, Spaghetti Dinner, Ice Cream Social, and Book Fair. The PTO does fundraising and gives generously for classroom needs and for special activities and events such as Upper Elementary Camping and the 8th Grade Completion Celebration.
In addition to the support of the PTO we are fortunate to have Parent Volunteers who assist in classrooms, do tutoring, make materials, and accompany children on Going Out activities in which students are able to explore areas of special interest.