The Winnetka Public Schools’ PTOs are each separate organizations that fall under one “Central PTO” umbrella. The purpose of the PTO is to further enrich the experience of our children in their school and in the community. The PTOs support, enhance, and encourage the educational and social environment of the Winnetka Public Schools.  The goals are to complement the school curriculum with additional opportunities for parents, teachers, and students to learn, socialize, communicate, and grow.  The PTOs establish and maintain programs and committees and purchase items for the schools to fulfill the above stated purpose ad engage in fundraising activities to support such efforts.

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Central PTO Purpose

The purpose of the Central PTO Board is to serve as a common meeting ground for the Schools and the Superintendent to share ideas, foster communication, create consistency, and share resources.  It shall serve as a forum for information exchange between parents, the Superintendent and principals.

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All Central PTO meetings are held on the 1st Friday of each month in the Skokie School Community Room at 9:15am


Annual Meeting will be held on Friday, May 5th. We will be voting on the proposed 2017-2018 Central PTO slate.  The proposed slate is:

President – Jenny Herb

VP Communications – Cynthia Werts

Treasurer – Karen Skinner

Secretary – Laura Kastelic


Final Meeting for Incoming/Outgoing board members will be June 2nd at 9am at Jennifer Keller’s home.


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Each of the PTOs operate on an annual budget, which is approved by their school’s executive boards. The money used to sponsor PTO activities is raised through annual dues and fundraising events. Each school’s PTO contributes to the Central PTO. These funds are used for PTO administrative expenses, auditing expenses, website design and maintenance, donations to community programs and organizations that enrich our PTO mission. The PTO also initiates programs that increase educational opportunities for the students. Fundraising monies raised by the PTOs are used towards general PTO programming, teachers’ and principals’ wish lists, and various projects that enhance the schools.  Please click on the individual school to learn more about their programs and fundraising activities. The PTO’s success is evident in the students’ appreciation for their school, their teachers, and the opportunities these give to them.

Central PTO budget 2015-2016

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All parents and legal guardians of students who currently attend Winnetka School District 36 and all current faculty and administration of Winnetka School District 36 shall be eligible for Membership in the Organization.  Regular members shall have the right to attend and participate in all meetings and activities of the Organization.  All Regular Members who are current in annual payment of annual dues, shall have the right to vote on all issues before the Membership, elect officers and hold office.

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Financial Contributions

Sponsored organizations further the specific mission of the PTO. Central PTO sponsors the following non-profit organizations:

  • Family Action Network
  • Alliance for Early Childhood
  • Haven
  • Erika’s Lighthouse
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The Central PTO does not provide a communications forum for other organizations.  The Winnetka School District supports a web page that provides links to area organizations that serve children.  Please submit any information your organization may want to distribute directly to the school district’s central office. The following organizations partner with us:

  •        Family Action Network
  •        Alliance for Early Childhood
  •        Haven
  •        Erika’s Lighthouse
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