Team

Board Members

The Board is responsible for setting our PTO's mission, strategy, and goals. It ensures that the PTO  operates in compliance with legal and ethical standards and is responsible for ensuring the PTO’s financial stability and sustainability.

Please use this form to contact the PTO Board.

Ryan Bennett

President

Pua Kielland

Vice President
Communications

Bridget Reid

Vice President
Fundraising

Charley Pineles-Mark

Secretary &
Treasurer

Volunteers

A PTO is only as strong as its volunteer base and we are deeply appreciative of our parent volunteers. We offer volunteer opportunities throughout the school year, from formal liaison and committee lead roles to ad hoc offerings.

PTO LIAISION

Library Liaison (Jaimee Martin) - in close coordination with Mrs Faith (SES librarian), oversees annual SES Book Fair and facilitates the purchase and donation of books to the SES library. 

Arts, Culture & Diversity Council Liaison (OPEN) - in close coordination with Senora Reina, helps to identify potential programming partners and supports logistics and execution of residencies/ visits. 

PTO COMMITTEES 

Teacher Appreciation Lead (PENDING) - in collaboration with a team of volunteers, organizes activities for Teacher Appreciation Week and coordinates holiday and end-of-year gifting. 

Community Engagement Lead (OPEN) - in collaboration with a team of volunteers, identifies community building opportunities (e.g., social events, class potlucks, community volunteerism, etc.) & also oversees community engagement events. 

SPECIAL PROJECTS 

Solar Shade Project (Taylor Bennett)  - responsible for coordinating closely with SES to install solar shades on the playground, inclusive of developing a fundraising strategy and overseeing project from start to finish. 

Greenhouse Project (OPEN) - responsible for coordinating closely with SES to rebuild the SES Greenhouse, inclusive of developing a fundraising strategy and overseeing project from start to finish. 

If you are interested in any of the above volunteer opportunities please contact the PTO Board. Please see opportunities on our volunteer page for ad hoc and immediate volunteer needs. 


Classroom Helpers

The primary role of the Classroom Helper is to (1) support your child's teacher in organizing activities both inside and outside the classroom, and (2) act as a liaison bewtween the class's caregivers, teacher, and the SES PTO. Our learners, teachers and administrators all enormously appreciate the time and heart caregivers invest in this role. If you are unsure who your Classroom Helper is please contact the PTO

Principal Wieler

The PTO works in close collaboration with the SES principal, Maura Wieler, on strategic planning, including facilitating community engagement, planning events and activities and PTO support of SES programming and academic enrichment opportunities. Our close relationship with Principal Wieler is invaluable to realizing the PTO's mission and vision and we are grateful for her continual support.