William Dana Parent Teacher Organization
Who We Are
The Dana PTO is comprised of the parents, teachers and staff of William Dana Elementary School. Working together we strive to enrich the education of the students at our school. The PTO provides programs and assemblies that are not funded by the State of California or the Lucia Mar Unified School District. We are able to provide these programs through our fundraising efforts. Everyone’s participation in the PTO is critical to our success.
Who Can Join the PTO?
The PTO is open to all parents/guardians, teachers and staff of William Dana Elementary school. There are no membership fees or forms to complete.
Where Does The Money I Donate Go?
All monies collected directly benefit the students and staff of William Dana Elementary. We have a limited budget to fund the many programs offered currently on campus. For detailed information on our budget, we welcome parents to attend one of our monthly meetings.
Public School Is Supposed To Be Free. Why Am I Being Asked To Donate?
State funding barely covers rising expenses and mandated programs. Without Dana PTO funding, many of the programs that enrich our children’s curriculum would not be possible. The Lucia Mar Unified School District has been severely impacted by the state’s budget cuts. The programs funded by parent contributions are what will bridge the gap and keep our school performing at a level we are proud of.
How Do I Get Involved With The PTO?
The Dana PTO is a parent run organization that relies on volunteers to function. We are always looking for additional assistance. If you are interested in getting involved please come to a PTO meeting!
2017-17 Executive Board
President: Caroline Schaffer
Secretary: Bethany Roberts
Fundraising: Christine Machala
Communications: Tonya Willett
Treasurer: Deanne Hadden
Principal : Stacey Russell
Book Fair/Arlena Kent
Box Tops/Amanda Steyaert
Campus Improvement/ Vacant
Field Day / Vacant
Holiday Fair/Heidi Gavlak
Red Ribbon Wk/Shavaughn Tirre
6th Grade Events/Monica Costelo
Science Fair / Bethany Roberts
Social Media/Tracey Jones
Spirit Gear/Shannon Ware
Wax Museum/Andrea Fystro
Year Book /Caroline Schaffer
Can you help with any of these vacant positions? Contact us for more information. We are but a small group of volunteer parents who can only do so much. If these positions are not filled, we will have to work overtime to make them happen or eliminate the positions and, unfortunately, what they contribute to our school. Thank you for considering them!