(PHOTO: (L-R): Milton School PTO Chair Dawn Yardis, Board of Education Vice President Katy Keohane-Glassberg, Rye High School PO Chair Kim Abate, Rye Middle School PO Chair Jamie Jensen, Osborn School PTO Chair Raquelle Frenchman, Midland School PTO Chair Leigh Geller, and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Frank Alvarez.)
At the June 10 Board of Education Meeting, special acknowledgments were presented to the five Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) and Parent Organization (PO) Chairs who have completed their terms as leaders of the volunteer groups. Board of Education Vice President Katy Keohane-Glassberg shared words of gratitude and provided tokens of appreciation, on behalf of the Board, to Kim Abate, Raquelle Frenchman, Leigh Geller, Jamie Jensen, and Dawn Yardis.
The members of the District’s PTOs and POs dedicate a great deal of their time to various projects and initiatives, all of which benefit students and often leave a lasting impact on the school buildings. The PTOs at Midland, Milton, and Osborn elementary schools, the POs at the Middle School and High School, and RAISE (Rye All Inclusive Special Education, formerly SEPTA) have raised funds to support cultural enrichment, curriculum and teacher support, technology resources, playground and athletic equipment, scholarships and awards, and much more. These parent organizations also sponsor a number of memorable and educational events for students throughout the year.