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.

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 Co-Presidents at WillowLakePTO@gmail.com.
2020-2021 PTO Executive Board Officers:

Co-Presidents – LaQuita Cassell & Masha Nelson

President Elect – Patricia Cominsky

Recording Secretary – Anne Hayes

Treasurer – Jay Bryan

Fundraising Liaison – Michelle Washington

Corresponding Secretary – Angie Mason

ESL Liaison – Paloma Alba Garcia

 

Teacher Representatives: Vanessa Frobese & Dawn Smith

 

Committee Chairs:

Spirit Wear Committee Co-Chairs: Shannon Loehr & Jacquie

Dine to Donate Committee Chair: Kelly Maitz

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
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