About the PTO

The Mission of the Avon Middle School (AMS) Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is:

To Create the Best Possible Educational Environment & Support for our Students & Educators

What Are Our Goals?

  • Funding important approved “Wish List” requests as applied for by AMS teachers or staff (such as financially supporting new initiatives, critical “outside of budget” items or refreshing current programs)

  • Offering resources to effectively assist the needs of AMS by partnering with AMS

  • parent/guardian volunteers

  • Providing personal connections with our AMS community via a Welcome gathering

  • for new families and General Meetings at Forums

  • Clearly Communicating to the schools’ families and administration ensuring

  • transparency

  • Collaborating and Working together with AMS leadership and the Student Council

  • to support their goals and needs

  • Promoting Spirit & Teamwork within our school

How Will We Address these Goals in the 2020-2021 School Year?

  • Capture One & Done Funds to Establish a PTO Budget for the Academic Year

  • Utilize the district’s technology to reach out to the AMS Parents/Guardians to Volunteer

  • Communicate by utilizing the school’s electronic notification systems to relay upcoming events and accounting of monies distributed each quarter

  • Maintain an AMS PTO website and Facebook page with timely news feeds

  • Host Forums which feature topics of interest and a personal connection with the board members

  • Assist with school dances and 8th grade Class Night as organized by Student Council

Who Is the AMS PTO?

2021-2022 AMS Executive PTO Board

Dawn Zavalishin - President-zavalishind8@gmail.com

Open Position – VP of Fundraising (One & Done) – Interim: Dawn Zavalishin

Dave Shepherd – Treasurer – damshep@gmail.com

Beth Mango – VP of Volunteers – bmeinert@hotmail.com

Leah Scaff- Secretary – lbabc071@yahoo.com

Robyn Kessler- Family Communications - rkessler99@gmail.com

Open Position- VP of Communication