Parent Teacher Organization

Message from the Polson PTO…

August 2016

The mission of the Polson Middle School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is to support student learning and to promote a strong partnership between home and school. The PTO works towards its mission by promoting parent involvement in the school, by enhancing student life and educational experiences, by collaborating around issues of school improvement, and by fostering community spirit within the school.

The Polson PTO supports the school in many ways; raising funds to support school programs and events, providing volunteers for school activities, donating funds which have allowed for the purchase of new school signage, security upgrades, iPads, library furniture, SMART Boards, cafeteria tables, and more. Parents and guardians are encouraged to participate in school-wide service projects and attend parent education workshops co-sponsored by the PTO.

The PTO is an active organization run entirely by parent volunteers. While PTO membership is not required, we encourage families to join. All monies collected benefit every Polson student in one way or another. To join, we ask families to donate $40 for membership dues; the PTO does not have any fundraisers during the school year. This idea has been met with great enthusiasm.

The General PTO Meeting Dates 2016-2017 year are: October 17, November 21, January 25, February 13, and March 20. Please join us to catch up on school happenings, updates, and hear about volunteer opportunities!

2016-2017 PTO Board

Jennifer Thompson, 914-572-2779

Diane D’Alessio, 203-494-5078

Co-Vice Presidents

Karen Gulcicek, 203-988-6924

Julie Pildner, 303-641-7177


Colleen Balkan, 203-421-1975


Kirsten Adams, 203-500-4000

* Term will be completed in July 2017

** Term will be completed in July 2018

Please contact Jen Thompson if you are interested in a position on the Polson PTO Executive Board or have any questions about the Polson PTO!

2016-2017 PTO Meetings

Monday, October 17 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Monday, November 21 - 7:00 - 8:00 PM

Wednesday, January 25 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Parent Viewing of Screenagers)

Monday, February 13 - 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Monday, March 20 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

PTO Forms and Documents


Membership form
PTO Membership Form
volunteer form
PTO Volunteer Form

Membership dues can be paid online
through PayPal or by sending in a
check payable to Polson School PTO
PTO Bylaws