PTO Board * FAQ * Budget * Meetings

The Board meets the first Wednesday of each month at 8:45 a.m. And we hold general meetings and parent education nights quarterly in the evening. Join us! Please contact us for info or express interest in a position.



Carrie Moler


Alexa Calabro

Vice President

Cristina Portella

Vice President

Samina Saude

Vice President

Ariel Gutierrez

Volunteer Coordinator

Bethany Womack

Volunteer Coordinator

Michelle Gurman


Alisha Ferrone  


Claire Aeschliman

Kinder Reps


K-1 Rep

Pilar Gongora & Cristina Portella
4th Grade Reps
Michelle Nardone, Barb Untermann & Robyn Fernsworth
5th Grade Reps
April Smith 
1st Grade Reps
John Ward

Compliance Advisor

Christine Disbrow & Alison Yezbak

2nd Grade Reps
Christa Gatewood, Lisa Tornello & Kim Stewart 

At Large

Devon James Tanner  & Angie Fones

3rd Grade Reps

Communications:    Odessa Shekar, Noah Wasserman, Maren DeGraff
School English Learner Advisory Committee: Sonia Delgado
Dad’s Club:    Bill Disbrow & Brant Olson
Safe Routes: Tamara Rich
HeadsUp Carnival Liaison:   Courtney Budesa & Gina Kossler
Directory:   Jenny Nolan
Website:  Maren DeGraff
Community Heroes:   Kala Venugopal-Shah
Green Team & Cool the Earth:    Land Wilson
Garden Club:  Barb Unterman, Christa Gatewood  & Abby Truitt
Art Club:   Elise Gundersen
Maker Club:    Rebecca Tollen

Annual Fund Team:  
Jen Traeger, Simone Balch & Liz Notti
Rockin' Run:
Michelle Nardone & Ellie Dominguez
Book Fair:   
Michelle Nardone & Tracy Scollan
Restaurant Nights:    Diona Polito-Rubin
Birthday Books:   Denise Sauve
Yearbook:   Angela Hover
Yearbook Photography:  Pinar Ozger
Directory Ad Sales :  Jenny Nolan 
Logo Clothing and Scrip:
Leon Kramer & Samina Saude
Auction Team:  Carrie MolerDevon James, John Ward

What is the PTO?

We are a non-profit group dedicated to enriching children's experiences and building community at Sun Valley. Our fundraising -- about $250,000 a year -- enables SV to offer art, music, P.E., a poet-in-residence, intervention specialists and more. We sponsor field trips, parent education nights, class supplies, book fairs, author visits, career assemblies, garden club and family events that build community. We raise funds for capital projects including the new sunshade, lunch tables and playground equipment. CLICK HERE for current organizational bylaws.


Who is a member? 

YOU, just by having a child at Sun Valley School! 


How does the PTO build community? 

The more involved we are, the better our kids do! So we coordinate volunteers, grade-level socials, restaurant nights, parent education events, book fairs, auction parties and more. We share information through newsletters, our website and Facebook page. And we invite everyone to our bi-weekly board meetings at 8:30 a.m. in the Teacher's Lounge, or our monthly evening general meetings at 6:00 p.m. in the MPR (with childcare!)


How does the PTO fundraise?

It costs about $650 per student to provide enrichment programs each year. The Fall Annual Fund (starting in September) is our largest annual fundraiser. Without it, we'd lose programs that make SV shine. We also raise money with:

* Spring auction

* Grocery loyalty card programs

* Restaurant nights

* Logo merchandise sales





Budget information