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Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)

The Winston PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) exists to enhance the total Winston School experience for our students and their families. Our membership is made up of parents and faculty at The Winston School, and our primary objective is to support our students and the whole school community through volunteerism as well as community building and fundraising events. We look forward to an exciting and successful school year.

The Winston School PTO operates under the 501(c) 3 designation of The Winston School.  Each student’s representing adults are automatically members of the organization. The PTO Officers work with chairs of various committees to support activities that enhance the learning objectives of our faculty, staff and students.

The mission of the Winston PTO is to welcome, connect with & engage the parent community by:

  • serving as a hub of communication 
  • generating awareness of opportunities to get involved with Winston
  • supporting one another through shared experiences
  • creating an engaged school community

2021-2022 Executive Committee Officers

President: Tiffany Lawson, ptopresident@winston-school.org
Vice President: Jessa Anastopulos, ptovicepresident@winston-school.org
Treasurer: Stacey Quarles, ptotreasurer@winston-school.org
Secretary: Jennifer Johnson, pto@winston-school.org
Parliamentarian: Alethea Coronado, ptoparlimentarian@winston-school.org

Please contact any of the officers with questions about PTO activities or if you would like to get involved.

2021-2022 Committee Chairs

Spirit Wear Chair: Victoria Sharp 
Grade Level Parent Chair: Michelle Claassen
Fall Staff Appreciation Chair: Michelle Carreker 
Spring Staff Appreciation Chair: Liz Pasquinelli
Used Uniforms Chair: Mike Quigley 
Kindness Week Chair: Melodi Horni 
Communications Chairs: Kelly Stafford, Marissa Olaleye
Faculty Birthday Chair: Marsha Glass
Social Event Chair: Jill Miller Williams 
New Family Chair: Jennifer Yeager
Book Fair Chair: Julie Gathings 
Booster Chair: Kelly Broadus 

Winston PTO Meetings 2021-2022

All meetings are on the first Wednesday of the month from 8:15 am – 9:15 am
Video conference links for each meeting will be sent out the week of the meeting date.

Date Format Notes
October 6th Virtual Guest Speaker: Dr. Jennifer Shewmaker
Social Media and Kids
November 3rd Hybrid – In-Person & Virtual Guest Speaker: Dr. Cristina Sevadjian
Anxiety in Kids
December 1st Hybrid – In-Person & Virtual Guest Speaker: Dr. Amanda Gray
Executive Functioning & Tips for Home
January 12th
(second Wednesday)
Virtual Only Guest Speaker: Melissa Griffing
Real, Practical Strategies to Deal with Life’s Bumps
February 2nd Virtual Only
March 2nd TBD
April 6th TBD
May 4th TBD


The Grade Level parents are your main point of contact for any classroom events and support. For contact information, please login to your FACTS account to access the directory.

1st/2nd Grade: Carrie Kitner
3rd Grade: Elizabeth Besheaer
4th Grade: Abeda Mussani
5th Grade: Kristin Quigley, Jessa Anastopulos
6th Grade: Kelly Lyn Head
7th Grade: Victoria Sharp, Kimberly Phillips
8th Grade: Liz Pasquinelli
9th Grade: Dawn Adams
10th Grade: Mandy Clymer
11th Grade: Beckie Rutledge
12th Grade: Andrea Bard, Liz Cohen

Live Stream Graduation

The Winston School's graduation is tonight, Thursday, May 26 at 7:00pm. Those who are unable to attend in-person may watch the ceremony via livestream here. Congrats class of 2022!

School Closure Information:

The Winston School will be closed on Friday, February 25. Parent/Teacher conferences will now be held virtually and will be communicated by your child's teacher.

Updated on 2/24/22 at 5:33pm