VAN NESS ELEMENTARY PARENT TEACHER ORGANIZATION
We cultivate and nurture a robust school family that is unified in support of each other and in service to Van Ness Elementary School.
About the PTO
We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit open to any current Van Ness teacher, parent, or guardian. All current families are automatically part of the PTO.
The PTO is guided by a a board of elected parents/guardians and appointed teachers who work together to enable ideas that support our school and raise money for teacher support, field trips, and community-building events.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Rebecca Sohmer - President
Lesley Edmond - Vice President
Liz Lang - Treasurer
Maggie McCarty - Secretary
Erin Morrison - Secretary
Carolyn Brown - Member
Cynthia Robinson-Rivers - Head of School/Member
Freddy Torres - Teacher/Member
Aaron Harris - Teacher/Member
Jacqueline Henderson - Non-Voting Member
Sibigi Lipford-Transou - Non-Voting Member
As a parent/guardian of a Van Ness student you are automatically a member of the PTO and you don’t have to be on the Board of Directors to get involved. You will hear about different events and opportunities to participate throughout the year, but if you are interested in a specific event or task, please contact the Van Ness PTO.
PTO board meetings are held the first Tuesday evening of every month (subject to change, please check our calendar). They are open to all Van Ness family members. We request but do not require an RSVP. Twice a year, the PTO holds all-parent meetings, usually in November and March. Please check our calendar for details.
Please include your child's name and grade in your request.