PTO

Welcome!

PTO provides an opportunity for parents to play a vital role in the educational experience of their children.

Keystone’s Parent Teacher Organization, in partnership with our teachers and staff, provides an opportunity for parents to play a unique and vital role in the educational experience of our students.  All Keystone School parents and guardians are members of the PTO, and we encourage your participation in this impactful aspect of the KS community.

With your help, the PTO will achieve its mission to support Keystone School in accomplishing its own mission and to foster effective and open communication between the school and parents.  Additionally, the PTO works with the school to enhance the educational and recreational opportunities for students, parents, and staff, while seeking to promote and foster a strong sense of community and facilitate involvement throughout our community.  

Volunteering to serve on the PTO Counsel or serving as a parent volunteer is an important way to impact your child’s education and experience, learn more about Keystone, and meet fellow parents.  Our cadre of parent volunteers is fundamental to Keystone.  Contact your division rep or email pto@keystoneschool.org for more information about how you can help your children through PTO.

Little School News

Dear Little School of Keystone Parents,

Welcome to The Little School! As a Little School of Keystone parent, you are a member of the Parent Group. Even better, there are no dues! Throughout the year, we will organize social gatherings for Little School parents and families, as well as plan Staff Appreciation activities for the wonderful teaching and support staff.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Sponsor small gift and card for a teacher or staff member’s birthday
  • Deliver a staff appreciation lunch
  • Prepare a decadent dessert for a staff appreciation lunch
  • Sponsor a beverage or breakfast for staff
  • Assemble teacher survival kit for fall conference (10/7) and spring conference (TBD)
  • Volunteer to work a craft station at the Halloween (10/28) or Winter Party (12/16)
  • Teacher/staff appreciation week gifts and events (week of 5/1 – 5/5)
  • Host a Parent Night Out at your home or event space!

You can find the different opportunities by clicking the SignUp Genius link to select the item(s) that best fit your schedule, talents, and interests.

Room Parents

Throughout the year parents volunteer to help their classroom with special events, parties, holidays, and staff appreciation. Room Parents help to make these events successful by communicating and coordinating with the rest of the families. It’s a team effort and there are usually three Room Parents per class. If you are interested in serving as a room parent, please reach out to your Little School PTO Representative.

Sincerely,

Aryah Somers Landsberger: amsomers8@gmail.com
The Little School of Keystone PTO Representative – 2022-2023

Lower School News

Welcome Lower School Parents!

We at Keystone feel that it is important to stay connected as a community and not only support our children during their early years of development, but also provide a certain level of appreciation for our faculty. In order to accomplish this sense of acknowledgment each grade level has a Parent Head who volunteers their time to organize teacher appreciation gestures which is organized on Sign Up Genius or some kind of platform where parents can choose what they wish to participate in (i.e., teacher lunch, gift basket of goodies, gift card…)

The Keystone community is spread all throughout the city, so we feel it is important to host out of school activities where the kids can spend more time together and parents can connect. Your Parent Head is responsible for organizing those events and communicating it out to you. Since each grade level only consists of a small number of parents, it makes it easy for us to stay connected using some kind of correspondence like WHATSAPP or SLACK. When it comes to homework clarification, illness, questions, concerns, offering support or just looking for some feedback, this is a great outlet for parents to use. Above all else we pride ourselves in keeping our community safe and healthy, so all organized events take into consideration the current health climate before scheduling any activities.

For any questions regarding your grade level, please reach out to the following Parent Heads:

  • Kindergarten – Sonia Agnew
  • 1st Grade: Jenie Chandirasger
  • 2nd-Grade: Ann Marie Hernandez
  • 3rd-Grade: Elizabeth Donda
  • 4th- Grade: Megan Augustyn

You can find the different grade level opportunities for teacher appreciation and organized gatherings below:

Kindergarten-Keystone Kindergarten: Teacher Appreciation and Kinder Class Events

1st-please contact Parent Head for this information

2nd-Second Grade Keystone 2021-2022: Keystone Second Grade (Signup Genius)

3rd-2021-2022 Keystone Third Grade: Teacher Appreciation Sign-Up (Signup Genius)

4th-https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409054BACA62EA5FD0-4thgrade

Sincerely,

Abbie Francis: abbieniles@yahoo.com
Lower School PTO Representative 2021-2022

Middle School News

Welcome back to a new school year Middle School parents!

As you know Middle School consists of grades 5th – 8th grades. Each grade has its own Room Parent(s). These Room Parent(s) assist with coordinating grade level events, communicate volunteer opportunities and share information regarding get-togethers for the students and parents for their respective grade levels.

Each month this tab will be updated to include news of any scheduled and upcoming events, a sign-up genius whenever needed, and other information. So come back and check us out monthly to see what is happening in Middle School!

For your convenience, below is a list of the parents volunteering to support middle school this year. Please feel free to contact any of us for additional information.

  • Middle School Representative: Laurie Perez
  • 5th grade: Kristen Raaberg and Nicole Velesiotis
  • 6th grade: Fatima Cornidez
  • 7th grade: Jasmeet Kaur
  • 8th grade: Marcie Blangiardo and Priscilla Rodriguez

To find the different opportunities for teacher appreciation and organized gatherings you will find the Sign Ups below:

(more information coming soon)

Kindly,
Laurie Perez, lauriejperez7@gmail.com
Middle School PTO Representative 2022-2023

Upper School News

Hello Keystone Upper School Parents!

On behalf of the Keystone PTO, I’d like to welcome everyone, both returning and new families. PTO stands for Parent-Teacher Organization, consisting of parents, teachers and staff working together to support and enrich all students. All parents are automatically members of the PTO, and we encourage everyone to be as involved as they would like to be.

Here are some ways you can participate in our efforts:

  • Deliver a Teacher Appreciation Lunch (sponsored by the PTO)
  • Sponsor and deliver a Teacher Appreciation Breakfast or coffee
  • Volunteer as Grade Level Rep
  • Help organize social events for students and parents

By working together, we can help to maintain Keystone’s amazing, supportive community.

You can find the different grade level opportunities for teacher appreciation and organized gatherings below: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E49ADAB23AAF94-upper

Sincerely,

Agi Graham: agsgranik@gmail.com
Upper School PTO Representative 2021-2022

Keystone PTO Council & PTO General Meeting Dates

PTO General (school-wide) meetings are currently held via Zoom. Check the weekly Keystone Communiqué or an email from your division representatives for dates and links

PTO Council Meetings are generally held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.  

The members of the 2022-2023 PTO Council are:

President – Rose Parham
President-Elect – Sumiti Green
Secretary – Michele Giddens
Treasurer – Agi Graham
Parliamentarian – Trianna Johnson
VP Enrichment – Gina Ledoux
VP Community Engagement – Amy Stinson
Little School Rep – Aryah Landsberger
Lower School Rep – Jenie Chandirasegar
Middle School Rep – Laurie Perez
Upper School Rep – Samiya Ahmad

Keystone’s Virtual Bulletin Board offers three projects:

Help Wanted/Jobs Wanted Project connects parents who are looking to hire students for tasks such as babysitting and tutoring.

Volunteering Opportunities connects parents who have volunteer opportunities with students who are seeking them.

Shadowing Opportunities connects parents who are willing to host students for opportunities to shadow them in their jobs to learn more about career fields.

Participants must be members of the Keystone community. Click here to verify your Keystone affiliation and receive the password.

Visit the Virtual Bulletin Board here

If you have any questions about PTO or any volunteer opportunity sponsored by PTO, please contact us:

pto@keystoneschool.org

Help your PTO

Volunteering to serve on the PTO Counsel or serving as a parent volunteer is an important way to impact your child’s education and experience, learn more about Keystone, and meet fellow parents.  Our cadre of parent volunteers is fundamental to Keystone.  Contact your division rep or email pto@keystoneschool.org for more information about how you can help your children through PTO.

Little School News

Little School News

Dear Little School of Keystone Parents,

Welcome to The Little School! As a Little School of Keystone parent, you are a member of the Parent Group. Even better, there are no dues! Throughout the year, we will organize social gatherings for Little School parents and families, as well as plan Staff Appreciation activities for the wonderful teaching and support staff.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Sponsor small gift and card for a teacher or staff member’s birthday
  • Deliver a staff appreciation lunch
  • Prepare a decadent dessert for a staff appreciation lunch
  • Sponsor a beverage or breakfast for staff
  • Assemble teacher survival kit for fall conference (10/7) and spring conference (TBD)
  • Volunteer to work a craft station at the Halloween (10/28) or Winter Party (12/16)
  • Teacher/staff appreciation week gifts and events (week of 5/1 – 5/5)
  • Host a Parent Night Out at your home or event space!

You can find the different opportunities by clicking the SignUp Genius link to select the item(s) that best fit your schedule, talents, and interests.

Room Parents

Throughout the year parents volunteer to help their classroom with special events, parties, holidays, and staff appreciation. Room Parents help to make these events successful by communicating and coordinating with the rest of the families. It’s a team effort and there are usually three Room Parents per class. If you are interested in serving as a room parent, please reach out to your Little School PTO Representative.

Sincerely,

Aryah Somers Landsberger: amsomers8@gmail.com
The Little School of Keystone PTO Representative – 2022-2023

Lower School News

Lower School News

Welcome Lower School Parents!

We at Keystone feel that it is important to stay connected as a community and not only support our children during their early years of development, but also provide a certain level of appreciation for our faculty. In order to accomplish this sense of acknowledgment each grade level has a Parent Head who volunteers their time to organize teacher appreciation gestures which is organized on Sign Up Genius or some kind of platform where parents can choose what they wish to participate in (i.e., teacher lunch, gift basket of goodies, gift card…)

The Keystone community is spread all throughout the city, so we feel it is important to host out of school activities where the kids can spend more time together and parents can connect. Your Parent Head is responsible for organizing those events and communicating it out to you. Since each grade level only consists of a small number of parents, it makes it easy for us to stay connected using some kind of correspondence like WHATSAPP or SLACK. When it comes to homework clarification, illness, questions, concerns, offering support or just looking for some feedback, this is a great outlet for parents to use. Above all else we pride ourselves in keeping our community safe and healthy, so all organized events take into consideration the current health climate before scheduling any activities.

For any questions regarding your grade level, please reach out to the following Parent Heads:

  • Kindergarten – Sonia Agnew
  • 1st Grade: Jenie Chandirasger
  • 2nd-Grade: Ann Marie Hernandez
  • 3rd-Grade: Elizabeth Donda
  • 4th- Grade: Megan Augustyn

You can find the different grade level opportunities for teacher appreciation and organized gatherings below:

Kindergarten-Keystone Kindergarten: Teacher Appreciation and Kinder Class Events

1st-please contact Parent Head for this information

2nd-Second Grade Keystone 2021-2022: Keystone Second Grade (Signup Genius)

3rd-2021-2022 Keystone Third Grade: Teacher Appreciation Sign-Up (Signup Genius)

4th-https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409054BACA62EA5FD0-4thgrade

Sincerely,

Abbie Francis: abbieniles@yahoo.com
Lower School PTO Representative 2021-2022

Middle School News

Middle School News

Welcome back to a new school year Middle School parents!

As you know Middle School consists of grades 5th – 8th grades. Each grade has its own Room Parent(s). These Room Parent(s) assist with coordinating grade level events, communicate volunteer opportunities and share information regarding get-togethers for the students and parents for their respective grade levels.

Each month this tab will be updated to include news of any scheduled and upcoming events, a sign-up genius whenever needed, and other information. So come back and check us out monthly to see what is happening in Middle School!

For your convenience, below is a list of the parents volunteering to support middle school this year. Please feel free to contact any of us for additional information.

  • Middle School Representative: Laurie Perez
  • 5th grade: Kristen Raaberg and Nicole Velesiotis
  • 6th grade: Fatima Cornidez
  • 7th grade: Jasmeet Kaur
  • 8th grade: Marcie Blangiardo and Priscilla Rodriguez

To find the different opportunities for teacher appreciation and organized gatherings you will find the Sign Ups below:

(more information coming soon)

Kindly,
Laurie Perez, lauriejperez7@gmail.com
Middle School PTO Representative 2022-2023

Upper School News

Upper School News

Hello Keystone Upper School Parents!

On behalf of the Keystone PTO, I’d like to welcome everyone, both returning and new families. PTO stands for Parent-Teacher Organization, consisting of parents, teachers and staff working together to support and enrich all students. All parents are automatically members of the PTO, and we encourage everyone to be as involved as they would like to be.

Here are some ways you can participate in our efforts:

  • Deliver a Teacher Appreciation Lunch (sponsored by the PTO)
  • Sponsor and deliver a Teacher Appreciation Breakfast or coffee
  • Volunteer as Grade Level Rep
  • Help organize social events for students and parents

By working together, we can help to maintain Keystone’s amazing, supportive community.

You can find the different grade level opportunities for teacher appreciation and organized gatherings below: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E49ADAB23AAF94-upper

Sincerely,

Agi Graham: agsgranik@gmail.com
Upper School PTO Representative 2021-2022

PTO Meetings

Keystone PTO Council & PTO General Meeting Dates

PTO General (school-wide) meetings are currently held via Zoom. Check the weekly Keystone Communiqué or an email from your division representatives for dates and links

PTO Council Meetings are generally held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.  

PTO Council

The members of the 2022-2023 PTO Council are:

President – Rose Parham
President-Elect – Sumiti Green
Secretary – Michele Giddens
Treasurer – Agi Graham
Parliamentarian – Trianna Johnson
VP Enrichment – Gina Ledoux
VP Community Engagement – Amy Stinson
Little School Rep – Aryah Landsberger
Lower School Rep – Jenie Chandirasegar
Middle School Rep – Laurie Perez
Upper School Rep – Samiya Ahmad

Virtual Bulletin Board

Keystone’s Virtual Bulletin Board offers three projects:

Help Wanted/Jobs Wanted Project connects parents who are looking to hire students for tasks such as babysitting and tutoring.

Volunteering Opportunities connects parents who have volunteer opportunities with students who are seeking them.

Shadowing Opportunities connects parents who are willing to host students for opportunities to shadow them in their jobs to learn more about career fields.

Participants must be members of the Keystone community. Click here to verify your Keystone affiliation and receive the password.

Visit the Virtual Bulletin Board here

Contact

If you have any questions about PTO or any volunteer opportunity sponsored by PTO, please contact us:

pto@keystoneschool.org