A PTO – Parent-Teacher Organization – is a team effort in which we cannot succeed on our own. The PTO consists of parents and teachers working together to support and enrich all students. We support school staff, help promote student self-esteem, and assist in efforts to solve school needs through volunteers and fundraising. Research shows that students whose parents are involved in their education have better grades and fewer discipline problems. Involvement at the school also makes it easier to establish friendships with teachers and other parents. We promise that the time you give for the school will be worth your while and fun! Together, we can make a difference! We don’t expect a huge time commitment from volunteers. Just one hour at an event or in the garden can be a big help to our school, and we have positions and tasks to fit all schedules and interests. Just let us know whether a program, event, or activity interests you and when you might be free to help. (You don’t even have to come to the school or attend a meeting to be involved.)


Feel free to email us if you have any questions or concerns.

2018-2019 PTO Meetings

PTO meetings occur on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 6:30pm in the library (subject to change). Childcare for school-aged children will be provided. The PTO board meets two weeks in advance of the general meetings. If you have an item you’d like to discuss at a general meeting, please email and we’ll work to get it on the agenda at the next available general meeting. Open discussion time is also built in to each meeting.

PTO Fund Requests

The PTO Board manages the PTO budget, but the Mallinckrodt community is welcome to propose the use of funds through the Fund Request process. If you have a project that the PTO may be able to fund, please complete the PTO Fund Request Form and submit it to by the first of the month for consideration at that month’s meeting.

2018-2019 PTO Board Members

Vice-President: Sybill Naidoo
Contact about: General information, fundraising

Treasurer: Wendy Hamstra-Smith
Contact about: Deposits and reimbursements, budget, events information

Volunteer Coordinator: Ryan Haines
Contact about: Volunteer information, committees

Communications Coordinator: Jessica Shasserre
Contact about: Communications, website, email list, general marketing

Secretary: Gina Stone
Contact about: Meeting agendas and minutes, general information