PTO Information

PTO Information


What is the PTO?


A Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is a formal organization that consists of parents, teachers, and school staff.   The Mission of the PTO is to promote communication and cooperation between parents and teachers; and to work for the constant betterment of the school community and the harmony of its members.


What does the PTO do?


One of the functions of the PTO is to coordinates fieldtrips, enrichment programs, sponsoring community events, and fundraising for the school.  All money raised goes to pay for those events for the benefit of all students.


Another function of the PTO is to plan and execute special events such as the Halloween Party, Ice-Cream Social and other family social events. 

How can I learn more about the PTO?


 You can learn more about the PTO by reading our meeting agenda and minutes.  



Current PTO Fundraisers

A+ Rewards at Stop & Shop -COLONIAL PARK will have the opportunity to earn cash through Stop & Shop A+ School Rewards Program every time you shop at Stop & Shop. Please remember to register your card!   All you have to do is:  Log on to and choose “Register Your Card” from the A+ menu on the left to register your card online. Then, each time you shop at Stop & Shop using your Stop & Shop Card , you will earn CASH for our school  (BE SURE TO SELECT COLONIAL PARK ELEMENTARY CODE 08630)


Who are the current PTO members? 


Kristen Vernaglia - Co President

Tara Lawler - Co President

Jenn Khodush - Treasurer

Andrea Robin - Co  Secretary




I paid $25 dues. What does that money go towards?


The suggested dues is $25 per student.  This money goes directly towards enrichment programs, and field trips of all the students.  Preschool students do not participate in a field trip, but are included in the enrichment programs.  This is to offset the approximate $35 per student cost for enrichment & field trip.  


How can I get involved?


  • Meetings are held once a month (Wednesdays) in the Colonial Park Library.  The date of the next meeting is on the weekly “PTO Happenings” email.  It is also noted on the Colonial Park School Website calendar. 
  • Volunteer!!!  PTO is always in need of volunteers without them; we’d have no events such as the Halloween Party, Pasta Dinner, etc.
  • Support the students, teachers and staff and help make your child’s experience at Colonial Park a great one!!



I have an idea; how can I contact the PTO?  Can I email someone?  To volunteer please email us!

We’d love to hear from you!  Any comments and suggestions can be emailed to Kristen & Tara at


I am not receiving the emails; who do I contact?

Please touch base with Mrs. Faughnan in the front office or by calling 781-279-3890



Is there a way to see how much money is in the PTO Account?

At the monthly PTO Meetings the treasurer provides a comprehensive Treasurer’s Report. At any time you may request a copy.