Zumbrota Mazeppa 

Parent teacher organization (PTO)


Welcome to the Zumbrota Mazeppa PTO Homepage! We are looking forward to a great year of learning and fun for our kids. Go Cougars! Our PTO serves to enhance educational environment of our school. We fund and organize a variety of educational enrichment programs, social events and community service projects. Additionally, we support our teachers and staff with hospitality throughout the year. We invite you to be involved! Whether you have a little time or a lot, whether you work a full-time job or are a stay-at-home parent, there is something for everyone. The PTO is a great way to get involved, meet new friends and give back to our amazing school and staff. Take a look around our website and use the quick links below to find popular information fast. Feel free to contact us with any questions, comments or suggestions! 

ZM PTO Board

Tara Gosse 

 2023 -2025 President

Christine Rude

2024 -2026 Vice President

Jess Simpson

2023 -2025 Treasurer

Melanie Lodermeier

2024-2026 Secretary

Frequently asked questions

You are invited and welcome to attend any or all monthly PTO meetings. There's no better way to find out what's going on at ZM!  Please reach out to any PTO member to find out how you can be more involved in your child's education. 

We love to see new faces, hear new voices, and welcome to ideas!

What does it take to be in the PTO?

Anyone who has a student who attends our school along with our ZM staff is automatically a member of the PTO. There are no fees, no commitment, and no prior experience necessary! Of course, we always welcome volunteers to bring ideas to the table, research and propose fundraising ideas along with executing approved ideas! 

Do I have to attend EVERY meeting?

No. You can come to any or all meetings that work for you.

What happens at a PTO meeting?

We discuss student and teacher needs, get updates about school happenings, learn what's going on in classrooms from grade-level teachers and specialists, hear about PTO financials, and sometimes we even have exciting guest speakers from the community!

What is the purpose of the PTO?

The purpose of the PTO is to partners and collaborate with parents, ZM teachers and staff to enhance the student educational experience. The ZM PTO organizes fundraisers and events to raise money to benefit students and teachers. The money raised goes directly back to kids in the form of classroom materials, field trips, school assemblies, and more. ZM PTO members make decisions on how to best allocate funds and present them to the ZM PTO Board.

Why should I get involved in the PTO?

Past ZM PTO Board Members

Thank you for your contributions! 

2023 - 2024 

Joy Jackson     Nicole Hanf

2023 -2024 Vice President 2023 -2024 Secretary