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 Registration on this site is required to view the 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 2022-23 PTO Board:

 

 

 Presidents

 

 Cindy Crawford

 president@bachpto.org

 

 Vice President

 

 Dara Moses

 vice-president@bachpto.org

 

 Treasurers

 

 Kristina Kipp

 treasurer@bachpto.org

 

  

 Dawn Cicero

 financials@bachpto.org

 

 Secretaries

 

 Julie Henning +

 Heather Esper

 secretary@bachpto.org

 

 Room Parent Coordinator

 

 Ali Krauss

 rpc@bachpto.org

 

 Multicultural Outreach

Representative

 

 Josephine Tsai

 multiculturaloutreachrep@bachpto.org

 

 PTO-C Representative

 

 Jenny Copper

 ptocrep@bachpto.org

School Equity Alliance of Ann Arbor (SEAA2) Representative

 Liisa Lusk

 tbd

 Teacher Liaison

 Jan Smith

 

 teacherrep@bachpto.org

 

 Technology Steward

 Lizz Trudeau

 website@bachpto.org 

 

PTO ByLaws

Bach Elementary School PTO Bylaws (pdf)

 

pto Budget 

2021-2022 Budget

See also the Budget Presentation for 2021-2022.