Parent Teacher Organization

Parent Teacher Organization

The PTO is a nonprofit group dedicated to improving the educational experience of all students at John Jay Elementary School. Parent involvement is imperative to support teachers and provide all students with anything additional needed.

John Jay offers our PTO meetings in both English and Spanish. We will have a translator present at all of our meetings. Community meetings are every other month as the schedule permits.

Follow us: on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/johnjaypto

Get Involved: We always welcome your support to volunteer at events or help with communications! Please email us at [email protected] to find out how you can help.

For upcoming events, meeting notes, general ledger, bylaws, and other info, check out our new page, which will be available shortly.


Our Officers:

Please note, officers who speak both English and Spanish are notated in the list below.

President: Daisy Espino |  (224) 268-2091  | [email protected]  (English and Spanish speaking)

Co-Vice Presidents:  Kristin and Dale Bridges |  (847) 219-1276 | [email protected]  

Secretary:  Nikki Eddy  | (708) 250-3785  |   [email protected]

Treasurer:   Debbie Dwyer  |  (847) 409-6119  |   [email protected]  

Box Tops Collection Coordinator: Kristen Bridges  |  (847) 219-1276  |  [email protected] (English and Spanish)

Communications CoordinatorAlison Upton Lopez  |  (773) 682-4720  |   [email protected] (English and Spanish)

Volunteer Coordinator:   Nellie Galvez  |  [email protected]


The John Jay PTO provides a forum for parents, teachers and staff to work together to provide enrichment of the student experience beyond the classroom setting. The primary function of the PTO is to plan and execute fundraising events. These funds are then used to:

  • Enrich the student experience through fun and educational activities and events that are not otherwise available through the daily curriculum and the school district budget. Examples include: RIF Book Distributions, Cultural Arts Presentations and Field Trips.
  • Build community among children, parents, teachers, and staff through activities and events that provide a forum for these groups to interact. Examples include: Fun Lunch, Teacher Appreciation Week, 5th Grade Celebration and Movie Nights.
  • Improve the physical environment of the school and its surroundings or within the classroom. Examples include a School Sign and classroom supplies.
  • Allow for special requests for funds (when available).

Our meetings are the primary means for discussion and planning of events for the school year. These meetings provide the opportunity to get to know other parents as well as our principal, and other staff members. We welcome your time and talents to our school community. Please plan to join us at a meeting!


Box Tops


You can use this Box Tops for Education link to register your email, enter sweepstakes, find out about products that qualify, and other additional information.

Please send the box tops and labels with your child.  Make sure the teacher’s name and your child’s name is on or in the bag.

Box Tops – the expiration date NEEDS to be on the box top.  NO expired Box Tops are accepted.

 

The PTO is a nonprofit group dedicated to improving the educational experience of all students at John Jay Elementary School. Parent involvement is imperative to support teachers and provide all students with anything additional needed.

John Jay offers our PTO meetings in both English and Spanish. We will have a translator present at all of our meetings. Community meetings are every other month as the schedule permits.

Follow us: on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/johnjaypto

Get Involved: We always welcome your support to volunteer at events or help with communications! Please email us at [email protected] to find out how you can help.

For upcoming events, meeting notes, general ledger, bylaws, and other info, check out our new page, which will be available shortly.


Our Officers:

Please note, officers who speak both English and Spanish are notated in the list below.

President: Daisy Espino |  (224) 268-2091  | [email protected]  (English and Spanish speaking)

Co-Vice Presidents:  Kristin and Dale Bridges |  (847) 219-1276 | [email protected]  

Secretary:  Nikki Eddy  | (708) 250-3785  |   [email protected]

Treasurer:   Debbie Dwyer  |  (847) 409-6119  |   [email protected]  

Box Tops Collection Coordinator: Kristen Bridges  |  (847) 219-1276  |  [email protected] (English and Spanish)

Communications CoordinatorAlison Upton Lopez  |  (773) 682-4720  |   [email protected] (English and Spanish)

Volunteer Coordinator:   Nellie Galvez  |  [email protected]


The John Jay PTO provides a forum for parents, teachers and staff to work together to provide enrichment of the student experience beyond the classroom setting. The primary function of the PTO is to plan and execute fundraising events. These funds are then used to:

  • Enrich the student experience through fun and educational activities and events that are not otherwise available through the daily curriculum and the school district budget. Examples include: RIF Book Distributions, Cultural Arts Presentations and Field Trips.
  • Build community among children, parents, teachers, and staff through activities and events that provide a forum for these groups to interact. Examples include: Fun Lunch, Teacher Appreciation Week, 5th Grade Celebration and Movie Nights.
  • Improve the physical environment of the school and its surroundings or within the classroom. Examples include a School Sign and classroom supplies.
  • Allow for special requests for funds (when available).

Our meetings are the primary means for discussion and planning of events for the school year. These meetings provide the opportunity to get to know other parents as well as our principal, and other staff members. We welcome your time and talents to our school community. Please plan to join us at a meeting!


Box Tops


You can use this Box Tops for Education link to register your email, enter sweepstakes, find out about products that qualify, and other additional information.

Please send the box tops and labels with your child.  Make sure the teacher’s name and your child’s name is on or in the bag.

Box Tops – the expiration date NEEDS to be on the box top.  NO expired Box Tops are accepted.