PTO General Information

Welcome to the PTO!

Dear Parents and Guardians of all Lois Lenski Elementary Students, 

Welcome to Lois Lenski Elementary School and the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO).  We are glad you are part of our exciting school community. 
We look forward to getting to know you!
  
Sincerely,
Sarah Franklin and Carrie Napolilli
PTO Co-Presidents
President Sarah Franklin lenskipto[at]gmail[dot]com
President Carrie Napolilli lenskipto[at]gmail[dot]com
Secretary Angie Martorella lenskisecretary[at]gmail[dot]com
Treasurer Andrea Conrad lenskitreasurer[at]gmail[dot]com
Classroom Enrichment Lead Katie McKinster  lenskiclassenrichment[at]gmail[dot]com 

Continuation, Field Day, Library,Literacy, Run Club,

Room Parent, Community Events

   
Communications Lead Jen Gruidel lenskicommunications[at]gmail[dot]com
Lenski Weekly Anno, Social Media    
Community Outreach Lead Cori Gummelt lenskioutreach[at]gmail[dot]com

Blood Drive, Food Drive, Holiday Outreach, LIttleton Stride, Love from Lenski,

LPS Scholarship, Thanking Our Troops

   
Hospitality Lead Margie Bradley lenskihospitality[at]gmail[dot]com
Hospitality Lead Sarah Browning lenskihospitality[at]gmail[dot]com

Teacher Conference Lunch, Kindergarten Registration, Kinder Sip 'n See,

Staff Appreciation, New Family Ice Cream Social, Open House

   
Technology Lead Suzette Loving lenskitechnology[at]gmail[dot]com
Golf Tournament    
School Services Lead Amy Silverman lenskischoolservices[at]gmail[dot]com
Online Directory, School Supplies, Vision and Hearing, Yearbook, Car Rider Awareness, LAC Rep    
Ways and Means Lead Angela Lercara lenskiwaysandmeans[at]gmail[dot]com

Fund Run, Winter Wonderland,Bingo, King Soopers Card, Restaurant Nights,

Streets of Southglenn, Box Tops, Spirit Wear

   
VIPs  Cherie Weren lenskivips[at]gmail[dot]com

The Lenski PTO welcomes all new families! We have a special New Families committee dedicated to help make a smooth transition to Lenski. Our New Families Ice Cream Social is planned for the beginning of the school year to help with that transition.

Stephanie Wilcox, stepahie.wilcox[at]hotmail[dot]com

Angie Martorella, angiemartorella[at]gmail[dot]com

 New Families Ice Cream Social 
Occurs in August before school starts. Includes a scavenger hunt inside and outside the school to help the new students familiarize themselves with Lenski.

 

Get to Know Your PTO

Who belongs to the PTO and what is its mission? 
It’s you! Lenski’s Parent Teacher Organization is comprised of every parent and teacher at our school. Together, we raise money to pay for the outstanding enrichment staffers who help our kids stay involved, motivated and enthusiastic about learning. Our major fundraiser for the year is our Annual Giving Campaign.  Additional information about this campaign can be found on the home page.   The PTO also organizes many events throughout the school year to bring our Lenski families together for fun activities like Bingo Night. We also facilitate special lunches and gifts for our wonderful teachers and staff.  

What does the PTO do for my child? 
We are “people providers.” Lenski is one of only a handful of schools with a licensed counselor; art teachers for every grade level; a full-time music teacher; a full-time gifted and talented instructor; a library staff with extensive research and technical expertise; trained instructors in computer lab; an energetic physical education coach; and playground supervisors who keep a watchful eye at recess. These people are in place because of the money PTO provides. 

Don’t my property taxes already pay for my child’s public school education? 
The state of Colorado does not fully fund the comprehensive education you’ve come to expect at Lenski. In fact, there is a $150 difference or “gap” between what the state provides and the cost of educating each student to our higher standards. Continued cutbacks to education at the state level make our schools even more dependent on parent and corporate donations to bridge this gap. 

Who decides how donations are spent? 
PTO Board members, in conjunction with the principal and staff members, meet regularly to assess students’ needs and decide how to best allocate the resources for the benefit of every child. As a PTO member, you’re welcome to attend monthly meetings with elected PTO leaders. 

I wrote a check last year – isn’t that enough? 
Unfortunately, it’s not. We empty our coffers each year to keep our programs running smoothly. Raising money becomes even more critical as the cost of quality education exceeds available funds. We depend on annual donations from parents, families, and community members to fund the award-winning curriculum you’ve come to expect at Lenski. Every contribution is meaningful and is used to construct the educational building blocks that secure a successful future for our children. 

How can I help? 
There are a variety of ways for both stay-at-home and working parents to help the PTO. Your time and talents are valuable assets – each of them enhances and enriches our fundraising efforts. You can volunteer in the classroom, serve on a committee, do administrative work from home, solicit corporate donations, provide in-kind services … the possibilities are endless. If you have interest or specific fundraising skills, please contact LenskiPTO[at]gmail[dot]com