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:

November 4, 2022: Keystone Book Fair
November 7, 2022: Visit Keystone – Upper School
November 8, 2022:  
Visit Keystone – Lower School
November 18, 2022:  Grand Friends Day
December 10, 2022: Gingerbread Workshop

Contact your division rep or email pto@keystoneschool.org 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 middle school this year. Please feel free to contact any of us for additional information.

  • Lower School Representative: Veronica Vasquez
  • Kindergarten: Melissa McLeaird and Kristen Raaberg
  • 1st grade: Allie Moore and Gerard Cooney
  • 2nd grade: Avery Gard and Joyce Yuen
  • 3rd grade: Ann Marie Hernandez and Melissa Rosales
  • 4th grade: Elizabeth Donda

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

October 13, 2022: Visit Keystone (K-4 open house)
November 4, 2022: Keystone Book Fair
November 8, 2022: Visit Keystone (K-4 open house)
November 18, 2022:  Grand Friends Day
December 10, 2022: Gingerbread Workshop

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

Sincerely,

Veronica Vasquez, veronica.l.vasquez@gmail.com
Lower School PTO Representative 2022-2023

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:

November 4, 2022: Keystone Book Fair
Midterm Snacks – Middle School Date TBD

Kindly,

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

Upper School News

Dear Keystone Upper School Parents,

As your Upper School Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) Representative, I warmly and sincerely welcome new and returning families to Keystone School! Thank you for entrusting me with this exciting and valuable responsibility. I am mom to a senior who has loved Keystone since she started in first grade! I am also a pediatric neurologist and sleep medicine physician who loves to volunteer and give back to places that have a special place in my heart. After 2 years of serving at PTO Treasurer, I am honored to be your Upper School Representative.

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:

November 7, 2022: Visit Keystone – Upper School
Midterm Snacks – Upper School

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

Fondly,

Samiya Ahmad: samiya.f.ahmad@gmail.com
Upper School PTO Representative 2022-2023

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

  • November 18, 2022:  Grand Friends Day
  • 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 other opportunities by clicking the SignUp Genius link here 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

Keystone PTO Council & PTO General Meeting Dates

October 17, 2022 at 7pm

 

 

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 – Ann Marie Hernandez
Treasurer – Agi Graham
Parliamentarian – Trianna Johnson
VP Enrichment – Gina Ledoux
VP Community Engagement – Amy Stinson
Little School Rep – Aryah Landsberger
Lower School Rep – Veronica Vasquez
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.  Here are some opportunities to help your children through PTO:

November 4, 2022: Keystone Book Fair
November 7, 2022: Visit Keystone – Upper School
November 8, 2022:  
Visit Keystone – Lower School
November 18, 2022:  Grand Friends Day
December 10, 2022: Gingerbread Workshop

Contact your division rep or email pto@keystoneschool.org 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 middle school this year. Please feel free to contact any of us for additional information.

  • Lower School Representative: Veronica Vasquez
  • Kindergarten: Melissa McLeaird and Kristen Raaberg
  • 1st grade: Allie Moore and Gerard Cooney
  • 2nd grade: Avery Gard and Joyce Yuen
  • 3rd grade: Ann Marie Hernandez and Melissa Rosales
  • 4th grade: Elizabeth Donda

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

October 13, 2022: Visit Keystone (K-4 open house)
November 4, 2022: Keystone Book Fair
November 8, 2022: Visit Keystone (K-4 open house)
November 18, 2022:  Grand Friends Day
December 10, 2022: Gingerbread Workshop

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

Sincerely,

Veronica Vasquez, veronica.l.vasquez@gmail.com
Lower School PTO Representative 2022-2023

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:

November 4, 2022: Keystone Book Fair
Midterm Snacks – Middle School Date TBD

Kindly,

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

Upper School News

Upper School News

Dear Keystone Upper School Parents,

As your Upper School Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) Representative, I warmly and sincerely welcome new and returning families to Keystone School! Thank you for entrusting me with this exciting and valuable responsibility. I am mom to a senior who has loved Keystone since she started in first grade! I am also a pediatric neurologist and sleep medicine physician who loves to volunteer and give back to places that have a special place in my heart. After 2 years of serving at PTO Treasurer, I am honored to be your Upper School Representative.

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:

November 7, 2022: Visit Keystone – Upper School
Midterm Snacks – Upper School

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

Fondly,

Samiya Ahmad: samiya.f.ahmad@gmail.com
Upper School PTO Representative 2022-2023

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

  • November 18, 2022:  Grand Friends Day
  • 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 other opportunities by clicking the SignUp Genius link here 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

PTO Meetings

Keystone PTO Council & PTO General Meeting Dates

October 17, 2022 at 7pm

 

 

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 – Ann Marie Hernandez
Treasurer – Agi Graham
Parliamentarian – Trianna Johnson
VP Enrichment – Gina Ledoux
VP Community Engagement – Amy Stinson
Little School Rep – Aryah Landsberger
Lower School Rep – Veronica Vasquez
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