Parent Teacher Organization (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.  Here are some opportunities to help your children through PTO:

Lower School Grand Friends Day: November 17: Volunteers will be needed
Middle and Upper School Mid-Term Snacks: December: Volunteers will be needed

Contact your division rep or email pto.keystone@gmail.com for more information about how you can help your children through PTO.

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

  • Lower School Representative: Avery Gard
  • Kindergarten: Leah Hosey
  • 1st grade: Melissa Lazarus-McLeaird
  • 2nd grade: Theresa Garcia
  • 3rd grade: Joyce Yeun
  • 4th grade: Melanie Tawil and Victoria Lopez-Herrera

Here are some opportunities to help your children through working with the PTO:

Lower School Grand Friends Day: November 17: Volunteers will be needed

Come back throughout the year for more information about other opportunities for teacher appreciation and organized gatherings.

Sincerely,

Avery Gard
Lower School Representative 2023-2024

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: Franzi Wedeking
  • 5th grade: Katie Barenberg
  • 6th grade: Becky James and Monica Laurent-Trivizo
  • 7th grade: Theresa Garcia and Jacqueline Galindo de la Parra
  • 8th grade: Liz Alarik and Nidhi Bagri

When available, sign ups for the below opportunities will be sent via Grade Representatives.

Middle and Upper School Mid-Term Snacks: December: Volunteers will be needed

Kindly,

Franzi Wedeking
Middle School PTO Representative 2023-2024

Upper School News

Dear Keystone Upper School Parents,

The PTO consists of parents, teachers and staff working together to support and enrich the lives of our children. Just as importantly, we also recognize and appreciate the dedication of schoolteachers and staff. Membership to the PTO is automatic. We encourage and support all parents who would like to be engaged in their high schooler’s life!

Here are some ways you can get involved in your child’s school life:

  • Become a Grade Level Representative
  • Help organize social events for students and parents
  • Deliver a Teacher Appreciation Lunch (sponsored by the PTO)
  • Sponsor and deliver a Teacher Appreciation Breakfast or beverage

By working together, we can help to maintain Keystone’s vibrant, diverse, and talented community.

Please consider signing up to volunteer at our next event:

Middle and Upper School Mid-Term Snacks: December: Volunteers will be needed

Check back throughout the year for more exciting events to participate in!

Fondly,

Lata Gedala
Upper School PTO Representative 2023-2024

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 and spring conference
  • Volunteer to work a craft station at the Halloween or Winter Party
  • Host a Parent Night Out at your home or event space!

Room Parents

Bumblebees: Courtney and Justin Roberts, Gaby Wilkinson, Mahathi Nimmagadda
Busy Bugs: Ashley Albert, Lesley Duenas, Keith Stone
Rainforest Monkeys: Jennifer Flores, Fatima Cornidez, Danielle Schweers
Rainforest Frogs: Aryah Landsberger, Sarah and James Dingivan, Dimpy Shah

Sincerely,

Sonia Agnew,
The Little School of Keystone PTO Representative – 2023-2024

Keystone PTO Council & PTO General Meeting Dates

Tuesday, October 17 @ 7pm via Zoom

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 1st Thursday of each month via Zoom

The members of the 2023-2024 PTO Council are:

President – Rose Parham
President-Elect – Trianna Johnson
VP of Communications – Edra Bush
VP of Engagement – Amy Stinson
VP of Enrichment – Gina Ledoux
Secretary – Ann Marie Hernandez
Treasurer – Agi Graham
Parliamentarian – Jennifer Flores
Little School Rep – Sonia Agnew
Lower School Rep – Melissa Lazarus McLeaird
Middle School Rep – Franzi Wedeking
Upper School Rep – Lata Gedala

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.keystone@gmail.com

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.  Here are some opportunities to help your children through PTO:

Lower School Grand Friends Day: November 17: Volunteers will be needed
Middle and Upper School Mid-Term Snacks: December: Volunteers will be needed

Contact your division rep or email pto.keystone@gmail.com for more information about how you can help your children through PTO.

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

  • Lower School Representative: Avery Gard
  • Kindergarten: Leah Hosey
  • 1st grade: Melissa Lazarus-McLeaird
  • 2nd grade: Theresa Garcia
  • 3rd grade: Joyce Yeun
  • 4th grade: Melanie Tawil and Victoria Lopez-Herrera

Here are some opportunities to help your children through working with the PTO:

Lower School Grand Friends Day: November 17: Volunteers will be needed

Come back throughout the year for more information about other opportunities for teacher appreciation and organized gatherings.

Sincerely,

Avery Gard
Lower School Representative 2023-2024

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: Franzi Wedeking
  • 5th grade: Katie Barenberg
  • 6th grade: Becky James and Monica Laurent-Trivizo
  • 7th grade: Theresa Garcia and Jacqueline Galindo de la Parra
  • 8th grade: Liz Alarik and Nidhi Bagri

When available, sign ups for the below opportunities will be sent via Grade Representatives.

Middle and Upper School Mid-Term Snacks: December: Volunteers will be needed

Kindly,

Franzi Wedeking
Middle School PTO Representative 2023-2024

Upper School News

Upper School News

Dear Keystone Upper School Parents,

The PTO consists of parents, teachers and staff working together to support and enrich the lives of our children. Just as importantly, we also recognize and appreciate the dedication of schoolteachers and staff. Membership to the PTO is automatic. We encourage and support all parents who would like to be engaged in their high schooler’s life!

Here are some ways you can get involved in your child’s school life:

  • Become a Grade Level Representative
  • Help organize social events for students and parents
  • Deliver a Teacher Appreciation Lunch (sponsored by the PTO)
  • Sponsor and deliver a Teacher Appreciation Breakfast or beverage

By working together, we can help to maintain Keystone’s vibrant, diverse, and talented community.

Please consider signing up to volunteer at our next event:

Middle and Upper School Mid-Term Snacks: December: Volunteers will be needed

Check back throughout the year for more exciting events to participate in!

Fondly,

Lata Gedala
Upper School PTO Representative 2023-2024

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 and spring conference
  • Volunteer to work a craft station at the Halloween or Winter Party
  • Host a Parent Night Out at your home or event space!

Room Parents

Bumblebees: Courtney and Justin Roberts, Gaby Wilkinson, Mahathi Nimmagadda
Busy Bugs: Ashley Albert, Lesley Duenas, Keith Stone
Rainforest Monkeys: Jennifer Flores, Fatima Cornidez, Danielle Schweers
Rainforest Frogs: Aryah Landsberger, Sarah and James Dingivan, Dimpy Shah

Sincerely,

Sonia Agnew,
The Little School of Keystone PTO Representative – 2023-2024

PTO Meetings

Keystone PTO Council & PTO General Meeting Dates

Tuesday, October 17 @ 7pm via Zoom

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 1st Thursday of each month via Zoom

PTO Council

The members of the 2023-2024 PTO Council are:

President – Rose Parham
President-Elect – Trianna Johnson
VP of Communications – Edra Bush
VP of Engagement – Amy Stinson
VP of Enrichment – Gina Ledoux
Secretary – Ann Marie Hernandez
Treasurer – Agi Graham
Parliamentarian – Jennifer Flores
Little School Rep – Sonia Agnew
Lower School Rep – Melissa Lazarus McLeaird
Middle School Rep – Franzi Wedeking
Upper School Rep – Lata Gedala

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.keystone@gmail.com