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Our Sauganash PTO mission is to foster a strong and supportive community that actively engages and collaborates to enhance the educational experience of students, parents, and teachers. We are dedicated to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment where every member can contribute their unique skills, ideas, and perspectives.

Our primary objectives are

Parent-Teacher Partnership: We strive to establish a strong partnership between parents and teachers, recognizing that a united effort is essential for the success and well-being of our students. By working together, we can effectively support their academic, social, and emotional growth.

Enriching Education: We are committed to enriching the educational journey of our students by organizing and funding various programs, events, and activities that complement the curriculum and provide valuable learning opportunities beyond the classroom.


Nurturing Community: Building a sense of belonging and camaraderie within our school community is fundamental to our mission. We aim to foster friendships and connections among parents, teachers, and students, creating a supportive network for all.


Advocacy and Empowerment: We advocate for the needs and interests of our students, parents, and teachers at the local and district levels. By empowering our members with relevant information, resources, and a collective voice, we can effect positive change within our educational system.

Volunteerism and Engagement: Encouraging active participation and volunteerism is key to achieving our goals. We promote opportunities for all members to get involved, contribute their time and talents, and make a meaningful impact on the school community.


Transparent and Responsible Stewardship: We are committed to maintaining transparent financial practices and responsible stewardship of resources entrusted to us. By ensuring accountability, we can effectively allocate funds and support projects that align with our mission and benefit the entire school community.


Through collaborative efforts and a deep commitment to the betterment of our school, Friends of Sauganash strives to create a nurturing, inspiring, and empowering environment where every student can thrive and reach their full potential.


Joining Our Meetings:

Sauganash PTO meetings are published on the school website, and the PTO calendar.  They are held 6:30 pm Tuesdays at Sauganash Elementary School in the School Cafeteria. 


Why Attend?

All teachers and parents/guardians are members of the PTO once enrolled at Sauganash.  By attending meetings, you will gain insignt into what is happening at the school, receive updates on programs and events the PTO is working on, and the opportunity to bring your voice and ideas to the PTO.  PTO meetings are also a great way to socialize with other parents and the Sauganash staff. 

Get to Know Us


Birdie Sudhichitt 

Catherine Balistreri
Special Event Coordinators

Lida Evans

Collette Couper

Danielle Schorr

Volunteer Coordinators

Deepak Bapu

Reeve Brandon
Vice President of Finance

Michelle Nolte
Vice President of Fundraising

Mary LeBaron
Vice President of Communications

Abby Factor
Vice President of Rules and Regulations

Megan Chung

Moira Workman

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