The PTO is a group of volunteer parents focused on raising money to support programs and initiatives that benefit the students at South Elementary. The majority of our funds go to support curriculum enrichment, equipment for specials such as PE and art, and continuation of software licenses enable highly interactive and engaging learning for the students. Every child in every grade benefits from funds raised by the PTO. 

We encourage you to get involved in our programs and we appreciate your continued support. 


President: Christina Berthelsen

Provide oversight of all facets of the PTO organization, including but not limited to establishing the budget for the PTO, securing lead volunteers for the given school year, reviewing and approving all listserv announcements, and providing support the lead volunteers of the fundraising and the expenditure initiatives in an effort to raise the funds needed to subsidize such expenditures as Curriculum Enrichment, staff development, classroom supplies, etc. These initiatives include, but are not limited to those listed below.


Maintains contact with the Executive Board and the school committee. Chairs all PTO meetings, both Executive Board and general meetings. Meets with principal regarding items and issues relating to PTO management and concerns. Attends monthly townwide PTO meetings. Position is a 2 year term.

Vice President: Megan Buczynski

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Attends monthly Executive Board and PTO meetings. The Vice President’s position is that of a general liaison, tracking various committee activities and assisting as required. Maintains close contact with the President and will assist the President as needed. Position is a 1 year term that typically feeds to the President position.

Treasurer: Mary Merrill

Receives, deposits, and keeps record of all moneys received for South School PTO. Pays invoices. Reconciles monthly statements. Maintains file of all invoices and reports. Oversees checking account. Publishes monthly actual vs. budget statements using Excel/Quicken or equivalent computer program. Member of the PTO Executive Board.

Secretary/Clerk: Kate Geary

Takes minutes of all Executive Board meetings. Types and distributes the minutes to all board members for review. Types summary of general PTO meeting minutes and posts on PTO website.

​Keeps a record pertaining to the organization (except Treasurer duties) in PTO notebook for current year. Holds previous year’s PTO notebook. Monitors organization’s compliance with by-laws and Articles of Organization.

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