About Us

what we do

The Bach PTO is a 501(c)3 organization that works in support of the students, teachers, staff, and families of Bach Elementary School. Our mission is to: 

  • promote the educational and emotional well-being of Bach students

  • encourage closer cooperation and understanding among parents, staff, and students

  • represent Bach School parents and teachers to community and public school organizations

  • provide a forum for investigation and discussion of issues pertaining to our school and community and engage in appropriate action on such issues

  • provide to the school appropriate services that would not otherwise be provided.

All Bach parents and caregivers are members of the PTO and are welcome at all meetings. Join us!

THE PTO RAISES MONEY FOR:

  • Teacher Budgets Each classroom and specials teacher can get what they need to teach virtually

  • Professional Development We pay for teachers to attend conferences and workshops, as well as purchasing books and materials

  • Online Curriculum Enrichment Scholastic Kids, Mystery Science and more

  • Hosting free or low-cost community events We are working on ways to host our popular events virtually, including Family Science Night, Art Night, and Heritage Festival

  • Maintaining a fund to support families in need 

In addition to direct financial support, the PTO develops and manages programs that support our school, such as: 

  • Room Parent Program Each classroom has dedicated parent volunteers that assist with communication, events, teacher appreciation, and classroom volunteers

  • Teacher Appreciation Bach PTO loves our teachers, and we like to show it!

  • Multicultural Outreach We are committed to welcoming international families

  • Equity and Justice Committee New this year, the Bach PTO is seeking to make explicit our commitment to anti-racism.

  • Online Family Directory Also new! Register below to be included in our online directory. 

 

Who we are

 

All families and caregivers of Bach students are members of the PTO. The folks below serve as leaders on the PTO Board. Interested in serving on the Board? Reach out and let us know! 

 

Our 2020-21 PTO Board:

 

 

 Co-Presidents

 

 Liisa Lusk and Eliza Wilson Powers

 president@bachpto.org

 

 Vice President

 

 Dara Moses

 president@bachpto.org

 

 Treasurers

 

 Becky Peterson

 treasurer@bachpto.org

 

  

 Liz Pettie

 financials@bachpto.org

 

 Secretary

 

 Jason Ellis

 secretary@bachpto.org

 

 SCRIP/Community Support

 

 Kellie Chestler-Root

 scrip@bachpto.org

 

 Room Parent Coordinator

 

 Sara Britt

 roomparent@bachpto.org

 

 Upper Elementary Representative

 

 Lauryn Rochlen

 graderep@bachpto.org

 

 Lower Elementary Representative

 

 Lauren Miller

 graderep@bachpto.org

 

 Multicultural Outreach

Representative

 

Josephine Tsai

 multiculturaloutreachrep@bachpto.org

 

 PTO-C Representative

 

 Chris Saraha

 ptocrep@bachpto.org

 Teacher Liaison

 Jan Smith

 

 teacherrep@bachpto.org

 

 

PTO ByLaws

Bach Elementary School PTO Bylaws (pdf)

 

pto Budget

2020-2021 budget 

See also the Budget Presentation.