PTO Board * FAQ * Budget * Meetings

The Board meets the first Wednesday of each month at 8:45 a.m. in the Teacher's Lounge. 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.

EXECUTIVE

BOARD

Lisa Tornello

President                              svptopresident@gmail.com

Robyn Fernsworth

Vice President

Chalita Photikoe

Vice President

Carrie Moler

Vice President

Ariel Gutierrez

Volunteer Coordinator svptovolunteer@gmail.com

Bethany Womack

Volunteer Coordinator  svptovolunteer@gmail.com

Michelle Gurman

Treasurer                           svptotreasurer@gmail.com

Maryrachel Galassi  
Secretary

AMBASSADORS

Jamie Bartell & Lisa Hanson

Kinder Reps

Ellie Dominguez

K-1 Rep

Michelle Nardone
4th Grade Reps
Tracy Scollan & Kim Stewart
5th Grade Reps
Alison Yezbak & Christine Disbrow
1st Grade Reps
John Ward

Compliance Advisor

Devon James Tanner  & Angie Fones
2nd Grade Reps
Christa Gatewood, Barb Unterman & Diona Polito-Rubin

At Large

Pilar Gongora & Cristina Portella

3rd Grade Reps

SCHOOL SUPPORT & COMMUNITY BUILDING:
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

 
 
 
 
FUNDRAISING:
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

FAQ

 

BUDGET

 

2016-2017 Budget information