What is the PTO?

The Willow Lake Elementary PTO, (Parent Teacher Organization), is a non-profit volunteer group of parents and teachers created to support the staff, students and families of the Willow Lake Elementary School community.

What does the PTO do?

  • Organize: We help with events where Willow Lake staff and teachers need parent involvement like Meet the Teacher Night, Book Fairs, Fall Festival, VIP Breakfast, etc.
  • Fundraise & Fund: We award grants to teachers to fund projects that help them enhance our kids’ learning & experiences. We fundraise to support these grants via:
    • General donations
    • Spirit wear sales
    • Dine-to-donate events,
    • School supply kit sales,
    • Community partnerships such as Kroger Community Rewards (PTO OF WILLOW LAKE  ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CO), Amazon Smile program (Parent Teacher Organization of Willow Lake Elementary), + Box Tops for Education (Willow Lake Elementary School)
    • Other school events (Fall Festival, Spring Fling, Parents’ Night Out, Lunch Hour treat  sales, etc.)
  • Appreciate: We organize teacher & staff appreciation events to help our hard-working staff know how much we appreciate them.
  • Enrichment: We work with school administration to bring enrichment programming in-school and after school.

Who can belong to the PTO?  Membership is free! The only requirement is that you are a parent or guardian of a student who attends Willow Lake or a teacher of Willow Lake Elementary.  You can participate as little or as much as you’d like.

PTO Officers serve one school year with elections taking place each April/May.  If you are interested in serving on the PTO or have suggestions, please email our PTO President at WillowLakePTO@gmail.com.

2022-2023 PTO Executive Board Officers:

President – Victoria Petersen Elia

Treasurer – Nan Frient

Andrea Badue

Justin Bolles

Anne Hayes

Michelle Washington

Teacher Representatives: TBD

Committee Chairs:

We are busy planning and coordinating this year’s activities and we are looking for help and leads / chairs for these positions:

Spirit Wear Committee Co-Chairs: Open

Dine to Donate Committee Chair: Open

Teacher & Staff Appreciation Committee Chair: Open

VIP Breakfast Chair: Open

5th Grade Celebration Liaison: Open

Neighborhood Party Chairs (1/grade): Open

Lunch Hour Treats Chairs: Open

Parents Night Out Chairs: Open

How can I stay informed about PTO events & volunteer opportunities? 
1.  Social Media:

  1. ParentSquare – see our updates in the Willow Lake newsletter sent via ParentSquare
  2. PTO Presidents Newsletter – Watch for our quarterly PTO Newsletter!