The PTO is run by a team of caring and committed parents that plan and facilitate events and fundraising to support Johnson school.
Coordinate the overall activities of the PTO, conduct monthly meetings, delegate to and assist various officers and coordinators, and oversee School Council elections. Two-year commitment, rotating terms.
Balances and maintains the PTO bank accounts, reviews budget for the PTO, and helps to establish the following year's budget. Two-year commitment.
Keeps the schedule for PTO meetings on track, takes notes (meeting minutes) and keeps the master calendar of events so that they are not overlapping with other fundraising or school/town events.
Communicates between the PTO and the class parents about upcoming events and shares information in a timely manner. Solicits volunteers for events, holiday bazaar raffle baskets, auction class projects, movie days, etc, from the class parents.
Welcomes new families, organizes teacher luncheon and coordinates hospitality at all events.
The PTO aims to stay connected with district-wide educational organizations by sending a representative to all relevant meetings. After attending these groups' meetings, the representative reports back to the PTO with an update of the latest developments and news.
Cultural Arts Committee
Representatives attend monthly meetings, report back information obtained at the PTO's monthly meeting, and bring related issues gathered from the PTO meetings to Cultural Arts Committee meetings, as needed. The primary goal of the cultural arts program is to expose the Johnson Community to authors, artists and performers through performances and exhibits at Johnson School. This provides many students with opportunities they may not otherwise have. Committee members schedule and preview artists and performers and work with the other school representatives regarding budget concerns.
Parents Coordinating Council (PCC)
Liaison attends the scheduled meetings, reports back information obtained to the PTO's monthly meeting, and bring related issues gathered from PTO meetings to PCC, as needed.
School Council members are elected through a school wide ballot election. Liaison attends the scheduled meetings, reports back information obtained to the PTO's monthly meeting, and brings related issues gathered from PTO meetings to the School Council members as needed.
Social Media Coordinator
Updates Johnson Elementary School Facebook page, Instagram and Twitter to inform and engage Johnson community.
Coordinators work with yearbook team and yearbook club to produce the yearbook each year.
2021-2022 Board Members
Anne Hunsicker, Co-President
Natali Gingrasfield, Co-President
Julia Pease, Treasurer
Emily Grant, Facilitator
Eileen Ahuja, Secretary
Melissa Skeffington, Hospitality
Maria Bell, Parent Liaison
Jane Ellen Newman, Parent Council
Shannon Carlson, Board Member
Alley Sawren, Board Member
Webmaster: Natali Gingrasfield