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F.A. Day PTO 2019-2020 Board, Executive Committee & Event Chairs


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PTO Board & Executive Committee



Co-Presidents: Gayatri Aryan & Jennifer Bentley

The PTO Co-Presidents plan, budget, and manage the PTO calendar of events for the year including fundraising events, community events, and educational programs. We work with the event committee chairs offering support and guidance where needed. Together with the Day school principal, we plan agendas for regular principal-parent meetings that include 3-4 morning coffees and 3-4 evening meetings throughout the year. Additionally, we work with the principal to determine fundraising needs which help support the teachers and the school. We attend monthly PTO council meetings and communicate school and PTO events via email and by posting information regularly on the PTO Web site.


Vice-president ex officio: Principal Mann


Treasurer: April Stein

The Treasurer keeps the financial records of the PTO and is responsible for the PTO's financial activities, including collecting all money received by the PTO, paying bills, financial reporting and filing appropriate government forms.


Recording Secretary: David Campisano

The Secretary keeps the minutes of the PTO meetings, and is responsible for the keeping the bylaws up to date.


Metco Liaison: Donna Rigg/Linda Barros

The METCO Liaison is responsible for collaborating with the PTO board/METCO community, parents, and students for all school and students and community events, initiatives and areas of achievement for the PTO community. 


Sports Equity Lead: Bill Hanson

Sports Equity Lead will drive towards equal opportunities across all sports offered at Day school and for every student interested, irrespective of gender.




Creative Arts & Sciences (CAS): April Stein/Janhavi Wadhwani

Creative Arts & Sciences is a curriculum-based program which brings outside presenters/programs into all grades at Day Middle School.  Programs enrich learning in Science, Art, English, Language Arts, History, Social Sciences, and Music.  Creative Arts & Sciences is entirely funded by the PTO. Committee volunteers welcome presenters, assist with set up (if necessary), and attend the presentations.


Families Organizing for Racial Justice (FORJ) Liaison: YOUR NAME HERE

Families Organizing for Racial Justice (FORJ) is a group of diverse Newton families helping our children learn about issues of power and inequality and how to stand up for racial justice. We seek to generate understanding and curiosity about differences in our society, and to work together towards racial equity.


Website and Social Media Management: YOUR NAME HERE

Corresponding Secretary: YOUR NAME HERE

The team working behind the scenes to keep our web presence and communications running smoothly.  This work can be done in off-hours, remotely, in one's pajamas.





Event Chairs - Work in Progress


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