The Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) works to provide support to the students, faculty, and staff of Eagle Heights. We do this through fundraising to support student and staff needs, organizing volunteers for school events, and helping to coordinate activities.

Executive Board

Presidents

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Jody Rannow
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Michelle Wiser
The president(s) provide leadership, initiative and organizational support for the PTO. Preside at meetings, oversee committee work, assist with financial planning and attend SEF board meetings.

Contact us: president@ehsipto.org

Vice President

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Erin Gunelson
The Vice President shall assist President(s) for the entire school year prior to taking on the President position. Performs any functions that are delegated by the President. The Vice-President(s) act as chair of the Nominating Committee for the spring election.

Secretary

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Dawn Thompson
The secretary shall keep all records of the organization, take and record minutes, prepare the agenda, handle correspondence, and send notices of meetings to the membership. The secretary also keeps a copy of the minute book, bylaws, rules, membership list, and any other necessary supplies, and brings them to meetings.

Treasurer

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JJ Clement
The treasurer shall receive all funds of the organization, keep an accurate record of receipts and expenditures, and pay out funds in accordance with the approval of the executive board. He or she will present a financial statement at every meeting and make a full report at the end of the year.

Volunteer Coordinator

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Angela Wilson
The volunteer coordinator shall maintain a master list of all parent volunteers, including their contact information and what events or projects they expressed an interest in.

He or she will assist the Fundraising Committee Coordinators with finding volunteers by providing event volunteer lists and/or sending emails to potential volunteers asking for help with an event. This may include creating a Sign-Up Genius Volunteer form for distribution. Scheduling and coordination of a volunteer’s time is then handled by the Event Chair or another committee member.

Communications Coordinator

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Jenn Penney
The communications coordinator is responsible for coordinating and supporting the communication needs to the PTO exec Board and Committee Coordinators. Act as a liaison with the school administrative office for approval of newsletter submissions, email correspondence, website notices and flyers needed for different events during the year.

Maratón de Lectura Coordinators

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Jen Jiovanazzo
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Maratón de Lectura Coordinators shall oversee all aspects of Eagle Heights Spanish Immersion’s reading marathon, the school’s main and largest fundraiser.

Coordinators will create, maintain and execute all written and verbal communication for the fall event, serving as liaisons between staff, teachers and parents to generate awareness and promote a successful fundraising campaign.

Duties also include: producing teacher appreciation initiatives, meeting with principals and administrative staff to ensure all needs are met, planning and scheduling of school-wide spirit days, tracking, and management of reading minutes and execution of reward collection and distribution, when applicable.

Classroom Representative Coordinators

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Jen Martin
Classroom Representative Coordinators recruit classroom representatives for each class and act as a liaison between the PTO and the classroom reps throughout the school year.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Eagle Heights Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)?

The Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) works to provide support to the students, faculty, and staff of Eagle Heights. We do this through fundraising to support student and staff needs, organizing volunteers for school events, and helping to coordinate activities.

What’s the difference between the EHSI PTO and the Spanish Education Fund (SEF (Spanish Education Fund)?

The SEF supports the International Teaching Intern Program and maintains the budget for that program. The PTO supports the students, parents and faculty at Eagle Heights.

The SEF group runs separately from the PTO in terms of having their own board, budget, and staff, but we do work together to ensure that our students and staff are supported.

Who is in the PTO?

Our PTO is made up of parent/guardian of an EHSI student, plus, some professional staff at EHSI. Many parents volunteer their time to the PTO through lending a hand in coordinating or attending many activities. The PTO has an Executive Board, made up of a President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Communications & Volunteer Coordinators and Secretary. The coordinators of our school fundraiser, Maraton de Lectura, are also on the board.

I work outside of the home - can I still volunteer?

Yes! Many of our PTO board members and volunteers help out based upon their own schedule and availability. We have many volunteer opportunities that can be done with flexible hours outside of the work day. Contact us to learn more!

When does the PTO meet?

The PTO meetings are held throughout the year. Consult the calendar for meeting dates, times, and details. All parents and faculty are welcome to attend. From time to time, we have guest presenters for projects and discussions.

What happens at PTO meetings? Why should I come?

A top reason to attend a general PTO meeting is to find out what is happening in our school! The Principal and a teacher representative for each team attends each meeting, and provides an update on school activities, how the school is going, new initiatives, and can answer questions. PTO representatives will also give brief updates on PTO activities, including activities that are being planned, and anticipated volunteer needs.

What happens to the money raised by the PTO?

Money raised by the PTO sponsored events helps purchase supplemental materials for EHSI students and staff. One hundred percent of the money raised through PTO goes directly back to benefit the EHSI students. PTO’s role has become even more critical as we raise funds to supplement the cost of the schools’ needs. In the past, some of these extras have included:

  • Additional resources for the media center
  • Playground equipment
  • Social events
  • Family Nights
  • Teacher appreciation
  • Open house
  • Recess equipment
  • Buses for field trips
  • Book fairs, which provide more books for the library

How do I contact EHSI PTO?

View our contacts list for a complete list of PTO board positions and email addresses.